The King County Council has authorized the expansion of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill.
Passed this afternoon, the legislation may extend the life of the facility for up to 20 years.
The measure is a piece of the 2019 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, which passed by a vote of 5-to-2, with Councilmembers Rod Dembowski, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Dave Upthegrove, Claudia Balducci, and Joe McDermott voting in favor of the legislation.
Councilmembers Kathy Lambert and Reagan Dunn voted against the ordinance.
Councilmembers Larry Gossett and Pete von Reichbauer were absent and did not vote.
The above is a press release from the King County Council. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.