City of Des Moines withdrawing from regional planning council

The Des Moines City Council is withdrawing its membership from the Puget Sound Regional Council as of July 1. Following a heated exchange, lawmakers voted 4-3 to withdraw from the organization that deals with transportation planning among other issues in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Councilman Scott Thomassen, Councilman Dave Kaplan, Councilman Ed Pena and