City of Tukwila E-Hazelnut Newsletter
April 2019
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Tukwila Elected Officials
Mayor: Allan Ekberg

Kathy Hougardy (Council President)
Dennis Robertson 
Verna Seal
De'Sean Quinn
Kate Kruller
Thomas McLeod 
Zak Idan


Via to Transit is a new, pilot on-demand service  that connects riders to and from five transit hubs in southeast Seattle and Tukwila. People who live, work, or go to school within the specified service areas can download the app and request a ride from Via to Transit to get to one of five transit hubs: Mount Baker, Columbia City, Othello, Rainier Beach, and Tukwila International Blvd. From there, riders can catch Link light rail or access one of 14 bus routes. The new service is brought to you by King County Metro in partnership with Sound Transit and the City of Seattle for a 12-month pilot period.

This is how it works:
  • Book a ride on-demand with the Via app or by calling 206-258-7739.
  • Pay upon boarding with your ORCA card or pay with Transit GO Ticket.
  • Expect to be picked up within 10-15 minutes of your trip request; pick-up location may require a short walk.
  • Rides will be shared with other Metro customers, while assuring you get to your destination promptly.
  • Via to Transit is available for trips in the defined service areas only (SE Seattle and Tukwila). One end of your trip must be the designated Link light rail station for the service area. A short walk to/from the vehicle may be required. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available.
Learn more about the new service on King County Metro's website.
Tukwila wants to help you prevent mail theft! 


You hear many stories about corporate hacks, social networking scams and online threats putting your identity at risk. Although mail theft may seem quite tame at first glance, the majority of known ID theft is perpetuated via low-tech methods: stolen wallets, stolen trash and stolen mail.  

Mail theft is a common way that identity thieves can steal your identity; career crooks make a stable living from snatching letters, bills and junk mail.   Mail theft is highly under-reported because most people don't realize they have been victimized.   What information can be collected from stolen mail?  

What information can be collected from stolen mail?  
  • Name and address 
  • Social Security number 
  • Telephone numbers 
  • Email address(es) 
  • Credit card and bank account information 
  • Pre-approved credit card offers 
  • Employment history 
How can your stolen information be used?  
  • Identity theft 
  • Employment-related fraud 
  • Loan fraud/payday loan fraud 
  • Bank fraud 
  • Benefits fraud 
  • Tax refund fraud 
Reduce your risk! Take advantage of this special offer to get one of the best mailboxes on the market.  

Tukwila's Crime Prevention Program is offering a   Mail Manager Pro by Mail Boss curbside locking mailbox   to TUKWILA HOMEOWNERS at a special price!  

Heavy duty - 14- & 16-gauge galvanized steel construction - anti-pry latch locking mechanism - Innovative baffle door design allows delivery of small packages and parcels, but prevents fishing.

Your price through this program: $108 (more than a $50 savings ($159 on Amazon),   PLUS   installation by Tukwila Public Works Department staff available on request.

Completed Applications can be dropped off or sent to:

Chris Partman
Tukwila Police Department,  
6200 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 206-431-2197  
Plan now for Tukwila Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer events!

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Be sure to check out all of the great events that our Parks & Recreation department is offering to the community this Spring/Summer! Learn to create a welcoming environment for wildlife at the Backyard Wildlife Festival, take a walk along the beautiful Duwamish River Trail at the CommUnity 5k Walk, or check out some heavy-duty rigs with the kids at Touch a Truck. Maybe we'll even See You In The Park this summer at one of six family-friendly events featuring music, entertainment, art projects and activities.