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Make King County government better, without running for office

King County has opened up another round of their Countywide Community Forums, this one focusing on the theme of “Public Trust: Customer Service and Public Engagement.”

Organizers hope people will bring forward ideas for improving how county government responds to citizens through the use of technology and traditional avenues. Forums are happening throughout King County until June 13. To register and find a forum near you, go to CommunityForums.org, or call (800) 369-2584.

The closest community forums currently listed in our area are:

  • 7 p.m., June 3, Green Lake United Methodist Church, 6415 First Ave. NE
  • Noon, June 6, Green Lake United Methodist Church, 6415 First Ave. NE
  • 11:45 a.m., June 13, The Sun Cafe, 5413 6th Ave. NW
  • 11:45 a.m., June 13, Caffeé Vita, 4301 Fremont Ave. N

“The issue of public engagement and open government continues to be a major area of interest for county residents,” says Matt Rosenberg, director for CCF in a recent press release. “This next round of forums will take a more comprehensive look at how people interact day-to-day with county services and employees, and whether people believe an initiative like this can make county government more responsive and accountable.”

The privately underwritten public engagement program is supported by the Spady family of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants. While proceeds from your burger and fries fund this campaign, no taxpayer money is used.