City of Tukwila E-Hazelnut Newsletter
January 2018
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Tukwila Elected Officials
Mayor: Allan Ekberg

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

Tax help is available in your neighborhood and in your language from IRS-certified volunteers. Now through April 19, 2018, United Way of King County is providing free tax preparation and access to the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits. The best news: No appointment needed and no fees to pay. 

Free tax experts will help qualifying households that make less than $66,000 maximize refunds to keep more of their hard-earned money and avoid paying unnecessary fees for commercial tax preparation and "rapid refund" loans. 

Tukwila Community Center 
12424 - 42nd Avenue S, Tukwila
Tues & Thurs: 5:00-8:00pm 
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm 

What to bring - required: 

* Social Security card/ITIN letters for everyone on the return 
* Photo ID 
* All tax statements (W-2 form, 1099 form, SSA-1099 form, etc.) 
* Health insurance forms 1095-A, 1095-B, or 1095-C 


* Bank account number and routing number 
* A copy of last year's tax return 

If you don't need in-person tax help, visit  
MyFreeTaxes.comwhere you can quickly and easily file your taxes online for free. 

For more information about tax help, please visit the  United Way of King County website

Tukwila Works is working for the community 

Tukwila wants to hear from you about things that need attention in the community. Using the City's program called Tukwila Works (powered by SeeClickFix), community members can report things like potholes, fallen trees, broken traffic signs and signals, etc., directly to the appropriate City staff person. Tukwila Works also enables anyone to see the progress status and results of requests made.  

You can access Tukwila Works in a number of ways:  
  • Download the Tukwila Works app for Apple or Android devices 
  • On Tukwila's website ( under the Residents tab, select Engage: Report an Issue 
  • Or call Mia Navarro, Community Engagement Manager, at 206-454-7564 
We look forward to hearing from you!

12/06/2017 User: "Branches leaning into roadway: There are some rotting branches leaning into the road way, over the fence starting to block the stop sign on the corner." (posts photo)  

12/07/2017 Tukwila staff: "Your request regarding overgrown bushes/trees has been closed. Cut up and cleared the overhanging branches on 12/07/17. (posts photo) Regards, Tukwila Public Works Department  

12/21/2016 User: "Sidewalk needs to be cleared of leaves and debris." (posts photo)  

01/10/2017 Tukwila staff: "Your request regarding parks has been closed. Thank you for partnering with us to keep Tukwila a great place to live, work and visit! Regards, Tukwila Parks and Recreation Department" (posts photo, as shown)  

User: Thanks for fixing this issue! ... But next time don't turn the sidewalk upside down. ;-) 

Tukwila staff: In my years of experience it's by far the most efficient way to remove leaves and debris from sidewalks...  
Officer Saguil takes on new role as school resource officer at Foster High School

There is a new School Resource Officer (SRO) in town! Officer Saguil was selected by a panel of experienced SRO's, command staff and school administration to be the new SRO for the Tukwila School District. He began his duties as the SRO on January 2nd. He has competed in wrestling at the World Police & Fire Games and the National Police & Fire Championships for quite a few years now and is a gold medalist in multiple wrestling events. We are excited to have him as the department SRO and know that he will be doing some great things and building positive connections with the kids, staff and school community!

Check out the article in the January Tukwila Reporter for more about Saguil's new role at Foster High School. 

The web address of our Video on Demand website has changed. Please update your bookmarks!

Tukwila's TukTV website for streaming live City Council meetings and video on demand from your computer or mobile device has moved to a new web address. If you currently have our VOD page in your bookmarks, you will need to update the link to our new URL for the website to continue working. The TukTV website can now be found at