King County Executive
County executives on firing of state transportation secretary Lynn Peterson
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers issued the following joint statement after the Washington State Senate voted not to confirm Lynn Peterson as the state transportation secretary.
County leaders, UW President propose historic agreement to ensure Harborview remains one of the nation's premier medical centers, expands reach to community-based care
Harborview Medical Center's renowned system of care will be more accessible in community-based clinics under a new agreement reached by King County leaders and the UW President. The agreement - which could last up to 30 years - will ensure that one of the nation's premier county hospitals and trauma centers will remain a leader in the healthcare field and continues to serve those with the greatest needs.
Exec on One Night Count: Results confirm the state of emergency and underscore the urgent need to work together
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement on the results of One Night Count, an annual count of homeless residents in King County.
Task Force issues recommendations for supporting King County’s network of bridges and roads
King County's Bridges and Roads Task Force says unincorporated area residents can’t be asked to fund maintenance and repair of County roads alone, and calls for a regional or statewide solution to address a funding gap of $250 to $400 million a year.
Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting in Kirkland
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Robert Burgess Jr. by a Kirkland Police officer in October. The purpose of the customary inquest is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while performing his or her duties.
Nurturing the region’s thriving wine industry while preserving Sammamish Valley’s rural character
King County will conduct a comprehensive study on ways to nurture the Sammamish Valley’s growing wine industry while strengthening the relationship with surrounding communities. Researchers will examine a wide range of issues – including economic development, transportation, parking, land use and agriculture – for a study that is scheduled to be complete by early this summer.
Executive pulls first railroad spike as King County takes next step to expand world-class regional trail system
Elected and community leaders from across King County celebrated an important milestone as the County removed railroad spikes as a key step in developing the multi-purpose Eastside Rail Corridor, including a trail connecting East and South King County communities.
Constantine names Rob Johnson and Nancy Backus to Sound Transit Board of Directors
As Sound Transit develops a major proposal for expansion of regional light-rail service, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced two new appointments and three reappointments to the Sound Transit Board of Directors.
Executive applauds Gov. Inslee for taking action to prevent gun violence
King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked Gov. Jay Inslee for taking executive action to prevent gun violence across the state.
Executive on Congressman McDermott: 'He has bucked the cynicism of Congress and confronted our nation's challenges with candor and resolve'
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement after U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott announced he will retire.
Executive on passing of Doug Walker: 'We've lost a great civic leader, conservationist, and philanthropist'
King County Executive Dow Constantine today mourned the loss of civic leader Doug Walker.