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Dow Constantine


February

24
FEB

Experienced manager with oversight of Seattle Animal Shelter named to lead King County Animal Services under emerging regional model
King County’s transition to a new regional model for the provision of animal services received a boost today with the addition of a longtime city of Seattle director who once had oversight of the Seattle Animal Shelter. King County Executive Dow Constantine today named Ken Nakatsu as the Manager of Regional Animal Services for King County Animal Care and Control (KCACC).

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Constantine appoints leaders from across the county to Regional Transit Task Force
King County Executive Dow Constantine today named 28 regional and community leaders to a new Regional Transit Task Force that will advise on the future of King County Metro Transit services.

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Constantine vows to continue pursuit of federal funding for South Park Bridge
King County Executive Dow Constantine today vowed to continue pursuit of funding for replacement of the county’s South Park Bridge after King County's application for federal stimulus funding to replace the South Park Bridge was not approved.

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Executive and Mayor partner to enhance transit tunnel security
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn today announced they are partnering to improve the safety of people using and working in five downtown Seattle transit tunnel stations.

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Executive appoints Seattle finance director Dwight Dively to direct King County’s budget
King County Executive Dow Constantine today appointed longtime Seattle finance director Dwight Dively to head the King County Office of Management and Budget and lead reforms in the development of the county budget and long-term financial plans.

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King County Executive orders Metro Transit to review policies that restrict transit security guards from intervening in criminal activity
King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered Metro Transit to review policies that restrict unarmed transit security guards from intervening physically in fights or other criminal activity, following a disturbing chain of events involving the assault and robbery of a teenage girl in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel on Jan. 28.

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Executive appoints Caroline Whalen to head Department of Executive Services
King County Executive Dow Constantine today appointed Caroline Whalen, a veteran manager and administrator, as Director of the King County Department of Executive Services.

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Executive praises state Congressional delegation for support of fix for federal Howard Hanson Dam
King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked the state's Congressional delegation for urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to work at full speed to complete studies and begin construction on a permanent fix at the federal Howard Hanson Dam on the Green River.

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Constantine to kick off tour of King County communities with visit to cities in Snoqualmie Valley
Executive praises state Congressional delegation for support of fix for federal Howard Hanson Dam

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Executive appoints Ken Nakatsu to lead Dept. of Adult and Juvenile Detention
King County Executive Dow Constantine today appointed a well-regarded manager and administrator, Ken Nakatsu, to direct the County's Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD).

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Constantine on 520 bridge replacement
King County Executive Dow Constantine today welcomed the city of Seattle’s engagement in the process of replacing the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge.

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Residents should receive 2010 property tax statements the week of Feb. 16
Residents who pay their property taxes themselves rather than through a mortgage lender will receive their 2010 statements in the mail sometime the week of February 16.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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