Executive Dow Constantine
King County Executive Dow Constantine's Best Starts for Kids initiative aims to reduce demand for the criminal justice system by investing in less-expensive prevention efforts.
Executive Constantine has also framed his policy agenda for meeting the key challenges facing our region.
The Executive launched a reform agenda immediately upon his election in Nov. 2009 to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our government. We must demonstrate that King County uses public resources wisely.
Building equity and opportunity
We must do better to ensure that King County remains a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed, regardless of where they started out in life. It’s not just an issue of fairness—we are more competitive in the global economy when everyone is able to contribute.
Confronting climate change
We can see the impact climate change is having right here in King County. To the west, Puget Sound keeps rising. To the east, the snow packs shrink and the glaciers recede. We can’t wait for congressional action or international consensus. The solutions we need must come from the local level.
Demand for transit is at an all-time high, but the Central Puget Sound region is growing faster than anywhere in the U.S. As we continue to grow, public transportation will play an important role in reducing congestion, protecting our environment, and getting more people where they need to go.
Priorities:Click on the icons below to learn more about the Executive's work in each area:
- Why Metro matters [view, share, and download]
- Building equity and opportunity in our region [view, share, and download]
- Confronting climate change [view, share, and download]
- Gráfica informativa sobre equidad social
- Gráfica informativa sobre cambio climático