King County Executive
News release: Executive on County Council inaction on proposals to let voters decide to protect current levels of public safety
King County Executive Dow Constantine this afternoon responded to inaction by the Metropolitan King County Council on several proposals to let voters decide what level of public safety services they wanted to support for next year...
Constantine: RapidRide approval will bring better transit service to South King County
Transit riders in South King County can expect more and faster transit service starting this fall with the County Council approval today of legislation establishing the first of six RapidRide transit lines. King County Executive Dow Constantine applauded the vote.
Constantine thanks Sen. Murray for securing $44 million for critical repairs to Howard Hanson Dam
King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for her efforts in securing $44 million in emergency funding today for interim repairs to the Howard Hanson Dam. At Senator Murray's invitation, Executive Constantine joined regional and state leaders in Washington, D.C., last week to impress upon federal officials the critical need for immediate dam repairs.
Executive’s proposal to extend jail contract clears way for cities to consider shelving plans for a new municipal jail in north/east King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine today proposed creating a regional jail planning group and providing cities with 150 beds in the King County Jail until 2020.
Hundreds of King, Pierce and Snohomish County scholar-athletes to be honored at Paul Robeson Awards
Hundreds of King County parents, teachers and community members are expected to turn out tomorrow with King County Executive Dow Constantine to celebrate the in-class, on-field or on-stage accomplishments of more than 700 student-athletes at the 23rd annual Paul Robeson Scholar-Athlete Awards.
Governor, county officials urge federal government to help expedite Howard Hanson Dam repairs
After key meetings today in Washington, D.C., state and King County leaders came away optimistic that federal officials understand the urgency of securing funding for interim and permanent repairs at the damaged Howard Hanson Dam.
King County Strategic Plan that advances Executive’s reform agenda is sent to Council
King County government is setting measurable goals for its future that are service-oriented and fiscally responsible, under the first-ever King County Strategic Plan sent to the King County Council today by County Executive Dow Constantine.
Executive thanks King County Council for confirming new director for the county’s building permit agency
King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked the Metropolitan King County Council for confirming his appointee for Director of the Department of Development and Environmental Services, the building and land use permitting agency for unincorporated King County. John Starbard has served as acting director since March 1.