King County Executive
Candidates sought for the Seattle-King County Taxicab Advisory Commission
The King County Executive’s Office, Seattle Mayor’s Office, and City Council invite applicants for the newly formed Seattle-King County Taxicab Advisory Commission (King County Code 2.200 and Seattle Municipal Code 3.73.030).
Washington State Council of County and City Employees ratifies agreement with King County to forgo cost-of-living increases in 2011
King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked members of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees for their ratification of an agreement to forego a cost-of-living increase for 2011.
Metro proposes process for evaluating future replacement of current electric trolley fleet
Metro Transit's proposed process for evaluation of future replacements for its aging electric trolley fleet will focus on the latest technologies for both electric trolleys and diesel-electric hybrid buses, under a plan sent to the King County Council today by County Executive Dow Constantine.
Snoqualmie Valley farmland protected by King County development rights program
A family-operated organic farm near Carnation has been protected from suburban development under King County’s innovative Transfer of Development Rights Program (TDR), and County Executive Dow Constantine says he is committed to permanently protecting 850 more acres of fertile agricultural land throughout the rural areas to sustain the supply of fresh, local food to urban farmers markets.
Regional application for TIGER II grant makes the case for a new South Park Bridge
King County and eight regional partners today formally applied for a $36.2 million grant from the federal TIGER II program for the remaining funds needed to replace the old South Park Bridge.
New recommendation of funding puts replacement for South Park Bridge within reach
An independent board charged with advocating for state funding to improve freight mobility has made a preliminary recommendation to contribute up to $5 million toward construction of a new South Park Bridge.
Northwest Center Kids to open childcare facility in downtown Seattle county-owned Chinook office building
Northwest Center, the City of Seattle, the National Development Council and King County government celebrated collaborative efforts on Wednesday that resulted in a new childcare facility located inside the county’s Chinook office building in downtown Seattle.
Prepare family and pets for hot weather
As our region enters the third day of very high temperatures, King County Regional Animal Services, the Office of Emergency Management, and Public Health - Seattle & King County are reminding residents that simple precautions can keep family and pets cool and safe.
Washington State Council of County and City Employees reaches tentative agreement with King County to forego cost-of-living increases in 2011
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Chris Dugovich, president of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees, today announced they have reached tentative agreement on a contract reopener that calls for no cost-of-living increase in 2011.
King County jail corrections captains agree to freeze their cost-of-living increases for 2011
King County Executive Dow Constantine this afternoon thanked 12 jail captains represented by the Uniformed Command Association for voting to waive any cost-of-living adjustment in their pay for 2011.
Community kicks in 1,000 signatures in support of County’s application for federal funds for new South Park Bridge
King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked residents of the South Park community for their work over the past several weeks to collect more than 1,000 signatures and letters in support of the County’s application later this month for federal TIGER II dollars to complete the funding package for replacement of the South Park Bridge.