King County Executive
Executive proposes more buses to link riders in North and Central Seattle to light rail
Link Light Rail service will reach Capitol Hill and the University District in the first quarter of 2016, and King County Executive Dow Constantine is proposing new Metro bus connections to the new, faster trains. More frequent service is also planned on major corridors and more east-west connections.
New Community Corrections Director brings expertise in working with communities to help people transition out of criminal justice system
Saudia J. Abdullah, the newly appointed Director of the Community Corrections Division, will build on the progress the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention has made with effective alternatives to incarceration.
King County launches next generation of electric trolleys and previews new battery-powered bus
For the first time in nearly three decades, King County Metro riders will enjoy completely new state-of-the-art electric trolleys in downtown Seattle and nearby neighborhoods starting August 19. King County Executive Dow Constantine also previewed a prototype battery-powered bus that could become the next era of transit technology.
Campaign to help every homeless veteran in King County find a home by the end of 2015
After helping more than 1,200 local military veterans transition to safe, affordable housing since 2014, King County has launched a community-wide campaign to help the estimated 662 remaining veterans find housing by Dec. 31, 2015.
Executive Constantine names panel to address sustainable funding for deteriorating County bridges and roads
A Bridges and Roads Task Force will explore funding solutions for the rapidly deteriorating County road network
Executive Constantine praises Presidential action to reduce carbon emissions from power plants
King County Executive Dow Constantine praised President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for taking action to reduce carbon emissions generated by power plants.
King County joins community leaders, parents and youth on work to end racial disparity in juvenile justice system
King County leaders today announced the largest and most diverse group the county has ever assembled to end racial disparity in the juvenile justice system. The committee will engage those most impacted by the juvenile justice system as members examine school, police, court and detention policies.
Annual financial report gets clean review from State Auditor
The 2014 editions of King County's two annual financial reports are now available online. These reports allow interested residents to learn about King County's financial condition and key information about the County's operations, capital assets, debt, and investments.
Executive on death of Donnie Chin: 'We lost a hero today'
King County Executive Dow Constantine mourns the death of Donnie Chin, the longtime director of the International District Emergency Center.
Executive Constantine's Best Starts for Kids initiative placed on November ballot
King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked the Metropolitan King County Council for voting 8-1 to put his Best Starts for Kids initiative on the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot. The proposed six-year levy would provide funding for prevention and early intervention programs designed to increase the number of youth who reach adulthood healthy and ready to succeed.