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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


2010: a year of accomplishment and reform

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After his first year in office, King County Executive Dow Constantine says his agenda for reform has put the County on a path to financial stability, bringing fundamental change and significant accomplishments consistent with the values of our community.

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After his first year in office, King County Executive Dow Constantine says his agenda for reform has put the County on a path to financial stability, bringing fundamental change and significant accomplishments consistent with the values of our community.

"In one year we've made dramatic strides toward putting the County on sound financial footing, while handling emergent issues in a methodical and responsible way," said Executive Constantine. "Thanks to our strong leadership team, and dedicated King County employees, we have accomplished much to protect what matters most to the people of King County."

Among the accomplishments of his adminis tration in the first year, the Executive cited:

Prudent management of county finances and realistic budget planning contributed twice in 2010 to reaffirmation by the major rating agencies of King County's AAA credit ratings on the sale of county bonds. The high ratings enable the county to save taxpayer dollars by obtaining the most favorable interest rates on financing for major projects, despite unprecedented budget challenges.

"We've changed the calculus on what had been an unsustainable rise in costs, and more closely matched our expenditures with our revenues," said Executive Constantine. "We are putting King County on the right track, and I look forward to what we can accomplish in the year ahead."



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