King County Executive
Expanded Metro bus service will help relieve overcrowding in Seattle
King County Metro on Saturday will begin providing additional transit service that will reduce overcrowding, In Seattle, where voters approved Proposition 1 in November, there will be an additional 110,000 hours of bus service on 53 routes, followed by another 113,000 hours in September. In Burien and Mercer Island, new flexible shuttle service will meet the specific needs of local communities.
Fire Marshal prohibits sky lanterns in King County without a burn permit
Due to continuing dry weather conditions, the King County Fire Marshal is prohibiting sky lanterns, also known as Chinese lanterns, without obtaining a local fire district burn permit.
Executive Constantine statement on Seattle Port Commission's motion
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement regarding the Seattle Port Commission's motion to delay the arrival of Shell's Arctic drilling fleet.
Linked up: Transit agencies working together on bus changes as Link expands to Husky Stadium
As the region prepares for Link light rail extending to Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium in 2016, Metro and Sound Transit are proposing a restructure of bus service to create a more frequent and reliable transit network, in coordination with Seattle transit service improvements. Proposed route changes are online and transit agencies plan public meetings May 19, 20, 26, and 27.
Executive Constantine on Environmental Impact Statement for proposed SoDo arena
Executive Constantine today issued the following statement in regard to the City of Seattle's Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposal to build an arena in SoDo.
Executive's statement regarding Shell Oil's proposal to base Arctic drilling fleet at Port of Seattle
Executive Constantine today issued a statement in regard to the City of Seattle's Department of Planning and Development denying a request by Shell Oil to establish an Arctic drilling operation at the Port of Seattle's Terminal 5.
Executive appoints early childhood development expert to improve children, youth services
Executive Constantine appointed Sheila Capestany – a nationally recognized expert in early childhood development who has experience working with diverse communities – to improve child and youth services in King County.
Executive, Mayor announce investments in Metro to ease overcrowding, improve reliability
An innovative partnership, lower diesel prices, state grants, and stronger than projected sales tax revenues will provide up to $89 million for 69,000 additional hours of annual bus service on many of Metro's busiest suburban routes, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced today.
King County Public Health director receives statewide leadership award
Patty Hayes, the interim director of Public Health – Seattle & King County, received a statewide award for her work to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families in Washington.
Executive thanks voters for passage of emergency radio network measure
Executive Constantine thanked the voters of King County for their 65-percent approval to replace a dangerously outdated emergency radio network for first responders.