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By The Skanner News
Published: 18 June 2015

Measles exposures in King County

Seattle-area public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an adult international traveler who was in King County during the time that the traveler was contagious. The traveler, whose vaccination status is unknown, was most likely exposed in central Asia, where there is a current measles outbreak.

Most people in the Pacific Northwest have immunity to the measles through vaccination, so the risk to the general public is low. However, all persons who were in the following locations around the same time as the individual with measles should find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously, and call a health care provider promptly if they develop an illness with fever or illness with an unexplained rash between June 6 and June 20. To avoid possibly spreading measles to other patients, do not go to a clinic or hospital without calling first to tell them you want to be evaluated for measles.


Agencies Offer Opportunity to Help Shape Both King County Metro’s Transit Plans

County Metro Transit is looking ahead to make sure it can provide the right mix of services and connections to get people where they need to go as our communities grow. At the same time, Sound Transit will be engaging with residents as it develops a system plan for a proposed ballot measure.

That’s why the two agencies have teamed up for a series of joint open houses beginning June 16 to give King County residents a convenient one-stop opportunity to help shape both of these important long-range plans.

The next meetings will be held:

5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Redmond Marriot 7401 164th Ave. NE., Redmond, June 23

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Union Station, 401 S Jackson St., Seattle, June 25

5:30-7:30 p.m., King County Aquatic Center, 650 SW Campus Dr., Federal Way, June 25

In addition to providing feedback during an upcoming open house, you can take our survey to help us better understand what service you value in your community.

Based on feedback received during these open-houses, Metro will develop a preferred concept available for public review this fall. The public will have yet another opportunity to review Metro’s proposed plan in early 2016 before being submitted to the King County Council for action in mid to late 2016.


Bellevue Seeks Candidates for Parks and Community Services

The City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on Bellevue’s Parks and Community Services Board. If you are interested, please apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParksBoardApplication by June 29.

Made up of citizen volunteers, appointed by the mayor with council concurrence, Park Board members serve four-year terms, offering their time and expertise to help shape Bellevue’s future.
The Park Board, which meets at City Hall the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., advises the council regarding parks and open space issues such as park planning, design and construction; development, redevelopment, and renovation; enterprise management; and natural resources, land stewardship and environmental education.

All board members must be Bellevue residents. Residents of newly annexed areas are particularly encouraged to apply. The City of Bellevue values diversity.

In addition to applying online, you can pick up a community service application from the City Clerk’s Office, the Service First desk at City Hall, the Bellevue Regional Library, the Lake Hills Library or the Mini-City Hall at Crossroads Shopping Center. Forms can also be downloaded (www.bellevuewa.gov/pdf/Board_Comm_Application_Form.pdf). A faxed copy may be requested by calling 425-452-6466.

Applications may be submitted by any of several options. Hand delivered to second floor at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE, P.O. Box 90012, Bellevue, Washington, 98009-9012. (425) 452-5247.
They can also be emailed to [email protected] If additional information is desired about the role and responsibilities of the Park Board, please call Deputy City Clerk Charmaine Arredondo at (425) 452-6466.


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