City of Tukwila E-Hazelnut Newsletter
July  2018
Quick Links
City of Tukwila Website
City Employment Opportunities
Tukwila Elected Officials
Mayor: Allan Ekberg

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

Transportation advisory group volunteer opportunity

Metro and the City of Tukwila have partnered on a Community Connections project to address the local mobility needs of Tukwila residents, and to improve mobility options for residents traveling to, from and around Tukwila. King County Metro's Community Connections Program brings mobility services to areas of King County that do not have the infrastructure, density or land use to support traditional bus service.
During this project, Metro and City staff will collaborate with a group of community representatives and stakeholders to identify residential mobility needs in Tukwila, and develop mobility solutions to address these needs.  These group members will be asked to attend approximately four meetings, over the course of six months, beginning in mid-September 2018.  All meetings will take place in Tukwila, scheduled for days and times of the week that work best for the majority of the group members.
If you are interested in joining this group to represent your community's mobility needs, and are able to make the time commitment, please fill out our online application

Visit Sound Transit's online open house to learn more about I-405 Bus Rapid Transit

Sound Transit is currently hosting an online open house to share information and solicit input on the new I-405 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.  I-405 BRT will connect communities along I-5, I-405, and SR 518 from Lynnwood to Burien with fast, frequent and reliable transit service. Riders will have access to a regional, limited-stop express service with connections to other transit service including Link light rail in Lynnwood, Bellevue, and Tukwila.  The project includes 11 BRT stations, three of which will include additional parking, and a new transit center in South Renton. 
Visit the online open house, learn about the project, and submit your comments by August 3.  For more information, visit the I-405 BRT project website.

August 7 is the date for the 2018 National Night Out Against Crime

Each year, hundreds of Tukwila residents join their neighbors in celebrating an evening of fun while sending the message to criminals that they are not welcome in Tukwila!
NNO is an annual event celebrated across the U.S., Canada and military installations. The evening is set-aside for residents to come together to meet one another and share crime prevention tips. Tukwila Police and Fire Departments as well as City Council members, Code Enforcement officers and Tukwila Human Services representatives visit each neighborhood event that "registers" their event.
Sign up online by August 1, 2018 to register your event for 2018 National Night Out Against Crime on the evening of August 7, 2018. 
Primary election is coming on August 7.  
No stamp?  No problem.

King County Elections is making it easier than ever for voters to participate!  In May, the King County Council approved a budget request for prepaid postage, which will allow voters in King County to return their ballot through the mail without a stamp.  Last year King County Elections conducted two prepaid postage pilot projects with successful results.  Eliminating the need for a stamp removes a barrier for voters, encourages higher ballot return rates, and allows all communities to become further engaged in the elections process.  Ballot drop boxes will still be available 24/7, up till 8:00pm on Election Day.
Ballots for the upcoming August 7 primary election are expected to be mailed out to registered voters in mid-July.  The deadline for in-person registration for new voters is July 30.
More information is available by contacting King County Elections at 206-296-1565 or
For information on voter registration and upcoming elections, visit