More than 300 people attended the hearing in Burien last night and voiced their opinions to King County Councilmembers. Thousands more have submitted comments and signed petitions concerning potential Metro service and a possible congestion reduction charge that would stave off major cuts while Metro seeks a more sustainable funding source.

On Monday, July 25 at 3 p.m., the King County Council is scheduled to vote on the two-year, $20 congestion reduction charge to help fund Metro service. The meeting will be held on the 10th floor of the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave in Seattle. (get directions to the courthouse).

Because of the overwhelming public attendance at earlier meetings on this topic, the Council has decided to provide an extended public comment period at the start of this meeting.

How to testify

  • Due to inclement weather sign up will begin at 1 p.m. in the Fourth Avenue Plaza of the Administration Building on the east side of the courthouse at 500 Fourth Ave. Each person who signs up to testify will be given a numbered card (indicating speaking order) with space to fill in his or her name and address.
  • Speakers will be called in groups to avoid everyone trying to enter the courthouse at once. If you miss entering with your group, you will be allowed to join the group that is currently testifying.
  • As speakers approach the podium, they will give their sign-up cards to Council staff so their names can be recorded.
  • Overflow seating will be provided on the ninth floor, where attendees can watch the meeting on a television screen.

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