City of Tukwila E-Hazelnut Newsletter
May 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

If you've driven by the site of the new Justice Center, you've most certainly noticed changes on Tukwila International Boulevard. On April 1 the City broke ground on the new facility that will house the Tukwila Police Department, Municipal Court and Emergency Operations Center. Workers have cleared the site, installed storm drainage on the north lot, excavated soils on the south lot, and are starting to install the drainage system on the southern property. The next big milestone: pouring the concrete for the building's footings, which will begin in mid-June.
Fire stations - Also underway is the construction of Fire Station 51 at the intersection of Southcenter Parkway and South 180th Street. The site has been graded, forms are being constructed for the footings, and concrete will begin being poured in mid-June. Fire Station 51 will no longer be the City's headquarters station; that function will move to the new Fire Station 52 on the City Hall Campus. Sitework on that project is scheduled to begin in July of this year.
Combined Public Works shops - The project team is developing a multi-step master plan for the new combined Public Works facility, phased over time to ensure seamless operations of Public Works throughout the transition. The site is just north of the Duwamish River, south of South 112th Street, in between East Marginal Way and Tukwila International Boulevard.
The City's website contains a lot of information on the Public Safety Plan, including renderings of the buildings and presentations on the public art that will be installed in the buildings. Soon it will also include construction camera feeds from the active projects.
Find more information at

FREE All City Bulky Item Curbside Collection on June 7, 2019

Don't miss Tukwila's Annual Clean-Up on Friday, June 7, 2019! Instead of hauling your junk to the transfer station, bring it to your curb for disposal.

Single-family households must place their items at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

Items must be:
* bagged, bundled or boxed
* less that 3' by 3'
* less than 65 pounds

Appliances, furniture and large items will only be accepted if collection has been scheduled by June 5. 

To schedule pick-up of large items, please call Waste Management at 1-855-TUKWILA (885-9452).

PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to be a Waste Management customer to participate!

View the event flyer for details about items that will be accepted and those that won't be picked up.

Tukwila residents may qualify for utility discounts or tax rebate

In 2003 the City of Tukwila imposed a Utility Tax and added surcharge to Seattle City Light customers as a contract fee. With Resolution No. 1547, the City established policy to rebate the additional taxes and contract surcharge fees to eligible low-income seniors (age 62 or older) or disabled residents for electric and natural gas utility rebates.
Criteria for eligibility
  • Must be at least 62 years of age or disabled.
  • Disposable income from all sources must not exceed $32,000 per household.
  • Must be Puget Sound Energy or Seattle City Light customer.
Required information due by June 30, 2019
  • Must complete application and notarized supplemental affidavit at the Finance Department in Tukwila City Hall.
  • Must provide copy of 2018 Income Tax Return.
  • Provide copy of your Puget Sound Energy or Seattle City Light December 2018 billing statement as verification of customer account status.
Payment process
Those applicants determined to be eligible will receive a rebate check from the City based on the actual taxes and surcharges paid for 2018. For more information, please contact Tukwila's Finance Department at 206-433-1835.