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Dembowski to Chair County Council’s Regional Transit Committee

King County Council’s newest member, Rod Dembowski, will also serve on Government Accountability, Transportation and Law and Justice Committees. Dembowski represents Woodinville, Kirkland and Shoreline, among other communities.

The Metropolitan King County Council Monday completed its 2013 reorganization with the appointment of Councilmember Rod Dembowski as chair of the Council’s Regional Transit Committee. 

“I am excited about the opportunity to help lead our region forward as we work together with our city partners to address critical transit issues,” said Dembowski in a news release. 

The Regional Transit Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Metropolitan King County Council on policies and plans for the public transportation services operated by King County. These policies govern the planning and delivery of bus service, commuter vanpools, and van service for people with disabilities; establishing of the structure for transit fares; the purchase of new buses; and the construction of bus shelters, park and ride lots, and other transit facilities. 

Dembowski will also serve on three of the Council’s standing committees: Government Accountability and Oversight; Transportation, Economy and Environment; and Law, Justice, Health and Human Services. Dembowski was also appointed to the Regional Water Quality Committee. 

Dembowski was appointed to the Council on Feb. 11 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Bob Ferguson when he became Washington state Attorney General. Dembowski's county council district covers north Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, Kirkland and Woodinville.

Source: King County

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