City of Tukwila E-Hazelnut Newsletter
August 2019
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Mayor: Allan Ekberg

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

On Thursday, August 8, 2019 the City of Tukwila's Justice Center project met a major milestone by beginning pouring the building's concrete floors.  Known in the industry as the slab on grade pour, most of what will be the first floor of the City's Police Department was poured.  By the end of day Wednesday, August 14th, two-thirds of the building's floors were poured, with only the court area to be finished the week of the 19th.  The slab required dozens of cement trucks, a large boom that pumped the concrete around the site and dozens of concrete experts working in concert to lay, level and smooth hundreds of yards of concrete.  Down the road when the building is closer to completion, the floors will be polished and sealed, providing architectural-grade concrete coloring throughout all uncarpeted areas in the building.  
Coming soon in the next two weeks the project goes vertical with the installation of structural steel.

Hear from your Tukwila candidates! 
To help Tukwila residents get to know the candidates for the Mayor and Council positions in the upcoming election, the City of Tukwila offers its third Video Voters' Guide as a resource for voters. Each candidate for City office participated, recording a two-minute statement. These were compiled into the voter's guide video, which is introduced by the City's summer interns from Foster High School.  

This year's general election will be held on November 5.   You can register to vote until 8 days before election:  

By mail: Find forms at  
Available in multiple languages; must be received, not postmarked, by 8-day deadline  

In person, through Election Day, at: 

King County Elections headquarters
9 19 SW Grady Way Renton, WA 98057  

King County Administration Building
500 - 4th Ave, Room 440, Seattle, WA 98104  

For more information, call 206-296-VOTE (8683).  
Planning today for Tukwila's economy tomorrow

Self-driving cars? Miniature satellites? Virtual reality retail? What does the future hold for Tukwila's economy? To position our City for the future, we are creating an Economic Development Plan. And we hope you will create it with us.
Over the next few months, we will delve into Tukwila's current role in the Puget Sound economy and trends affecting the region. We will examine our City's strengths and challenges, and we will look for answers to questions like "What makes Tukwila special?" and "What is our vision for our future?"  

Sign up at to learn more about Tukwila, share your input, and even get a chance to win delicious Seattle Chocolates made here in Tukwila.