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Dow Constantine


March

31
MAR

Coalition makes case to replace Alaskan Way Viaduct without delay
See video of Governor, Executive, and presidents of the Port of Seattle Commission and Seattle City Council speak at news conference, and read a transcript of the Executive’s remarks.

31
MAR

Silver is Green for King County
King County’s Black River Building in Renton has been awarded LEED® Silver certification as established by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.

31
MAR

Need a passport? No appointment necessary on “Passport Day in the U.S.A.”
King County will open two Community Service Centers for weekend hours on Saturday, April 9, to accommodate residents who might not otherwise be able to apply for a passport in person during the work day standard hours.

30
MAR

Making it easier to do business with King County through procurement reform
Reforming King County's procurement process is a key goal for King County Executive Dow Constantine. The Executive highlighted his administration’s success in changing the way King County does business today at the ninth annual Regional Contracting Forum in Seattle, where more than 1,500 attendees at the Washington State Convention Center learned how to participate in the county's procurement process.

29
MAR

Public invited to hear initial findings of study on replacement of King County Metro trolley buses
King County currently has 159 electric trolley buses that run along nearly 70 miles of two-way overhead wire throughout Seattle. These trolleys carry about one-fifth of Metro’s ridership. The buses are reaching the end of their useful lives.

25
MAR

King County hosts Regional Contracting Forum on March 30
King County will join with the Puget Sound region's largest public agencies to host the 2011 Regional Contracting Forum on March 30. Each year, more than a thousand people attend this annual networking and information-gathering event.

22
MAR

Inquest ordered into shooting death of Andrew Fox by Bellevue police officers
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the shooting death of Andrew Fox by Bellevue police officers on January 6, 2011.

17
MAR

Executive calls for strategic investments in 10 economic development programs to help stimulate job creation
Ten economic development programs that work to stimulate the creation of new jobs in King County would receive $95,221 in assets from the dissolution of an obsolete public corporation, under a pair of ordinances sent to the County Council today by King County Executive Dow Constantine.

15
MAR

King County employees offer help to neighbors across the Pacific
In response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, King County Executive Dow Constantine today made it possible for King County employees to convert their personal accrued leave time into a cash donation to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross will use the money to provide first aid, support, and relief supplies to people affected by the disaster.

11
MAR

King County monitoring situation after earthquake disaster in Japan
No local impacts were felt in King County following the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but King County emergency management officials are continuing to monitor the situation.

10
MAR

King County Executive Dow Constantine condemns Wisconsin attack on workers’ rights
Executive Dow Constantine today praised King County employees for the innovation and collaboration that has enabled the County to avoid the turmoil now rocking the state of Wisconsin

8
MAR

Executive Constantine honors 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued a proclamation in honor of International Women’s Day, honoring the monumental contributions women have made to our county’s history.

8
MAR

Kiewit-Massman named apparent low bidder to construct South Park Bridge
King County has announced that the apparent low bidder to construct a new South Park Bridge is Kiewit-Massman, a joint venture of Kiewit Infrastructure West Company and Massman Construction Company.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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