Dembowski to chair County Council’s Regional Transit Committee

King County Councilman Rod Dembowski - Contributed photo
King County Councilman Rod Dembowski
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The Metropolitan King County Council today completed its 2013 reorganization with the appointment of Councilmember Rod Dembowski as chair of the Council’s Regional Transit Committee.

Dembowski's District 1 seat represents Bothell, Kenmore and parts of Kirkland.

“I am excited about the opportunity to help lead our region forward as we work together with our city partners to address critical transit issues,” said Dembowski.

The Regional Transit Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Metropolitan King County Council on policies and plans for the public transportation services operated by King County. These policies govern the planning and delivery of bus service, commuter vanpools, and van service for people with disabilities; establishing of the structure for transit fares; the purchase of new buses; and the construction of bus shelters, park and ride lots, and other transit facilities.

Dembowski will also serve on three of the Council’s standing committees: Government Accountability and Oversight; Transportation, Economy and Environment; and Law, Justice, Health and Human Services. Dembowski was also appointed to the Regional Water Quality Committee.

Dembowski was appointed to the Council on February 11 to fill vacancy created by the resignation of Bob Ferguson when he became Washington state Attorney General.

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