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Dow Constantine


May

31
MAY

Find a feline friend (or two!) at Regional Animal Services of King County
During the month of June, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is joining with the American Humane Association, Petfinder.com, and other animal organizations around the Puget Sound region and throughout the United States to promote Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

27
MAY

King County and Kirkland officials applaud transition of Juanita, Finn Hill, Kingsgate to the City
King County Executive Dow Constantine today joined with Kirkland City leaders and King County Councilmembers to mark the largest shift of unincorporated county territory in recent memory – the annexation on June 1 by the City of Kirkland of nearly seven square miles of the Finn Hill, North Juanita and Kingsgate areas.

26
MAY

King County Executive praises Legislature for 4Culture and workforce housing funding
King County Executive Dow Constantine today commented on adjournment of the 2011 State Legislature, and on ESSB 5834, the last bill to see action last night before the final gavel:

26
MAY

Executive congratulates Metro for taking top honors at International Bus Roadeo
King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated four highly-skilled Metro Transit employees who brought home the gold from the 36th Annual International Bus Roadeo.

24
MAY

Executive proposes new Sheriff’s East Precinct Command Center for greater efficiency and provision of public safety
A new command center for the King County Sheriff would be created inside vacant space in Sammamish City Hall, and a new model for service delivery would increase patrol time on the streets, under a proposal sent to the Metropolitan King County Council by King County Executive Dow Constantine.

20
MAY

King County Executive launches Executive’s Small Business Awards to celebrate economic achievement in the region
King County Executive Dow Constantine, in partnership with presenting sponsors Microsoft Corporation, KeyBank, enterpriseSeattle, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle – King County, and the Small Business Partners for Prosperity, today launched the first annual Executive’s Small Business Awards to be held this October.

20
MAY

Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting of armed man at Kent Transit Center
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the shooting death of Robert Raucci by a Kent Police officer on May 4, 2011.

19
MAY

Death of inmate in custody at Maleng Regional Justice Center
An inmate in the custody of the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention died early this morning, Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) detention facility.

17
MAY

Inquest ordered into March shooting death of Ravensdale man by King County Sheriff’s deputies
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the shooting death of Eric Sampson by King County Sheriff’s deputies on March 19, 2011. The 19-year old Ravensdale man was fatally shot in a confrontation involving a machete and three officers on a rural road in the 28500 block of Retreat-Kanaskat Road.

16
MAY

King County credit ratings reaffirmed
King County has again received high marks from the Big Three global credit rating agencies.

11
MAY

Employee suggestions lead to requirement for reduced paper use in King County
Acting upon one of the most frequent suggestions from employees for improving government efficiency, new measures developed by King County Executive Dow Constantine and adopted by the Metropolitan King County Council call for reducing the County’s consumption of paper

10
MAY

King County water taxi crew rescues diver in distress
King County employees participated in the rescue of a distressed scuba diver Tuesday morning as the Rachel Marie water taxi pulled away from the Seacrest Dock for their regularly scheduled 11 a.m. sailing.

6
MAY

King County collaboration to end homelessness named one of Top 25 “Innovations in American Government” by Kennedy School of Government
A unique collaboration of key funders of homelessness housing and supportive services that sets regional priorities and coordinates support has been named one of the Top 25 “Innovations in American Government” by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government.

5
MAY

Breaking of giant piñata marks start of construction for new South Park Bridge
A decade-long journey arrived at an important milestone today as King County Executive Dow Constantine welcomed Governor Chris Gregoire, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin, Port of Seattle Commissioner Gael Tarleton, and other funders and community members to celebrate the long-awaited start of construction for a new South Park Bridge.

5
MAY

Executive Constantine, Flood Control District praise signing of legislation protecting flood funds
King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Flood Control District Chair Julia Patterson today joined city mayors in thanking the state legislature and Gov. Christine Gregoire for passage of EHB 1969, which protects critical funding for flood risk reduction efforts. The bill was signed today in Olympia in a ceremony with Governor Gregoire.

3
MAY

Got Mice or Rats? Try Barn Cats!
Rodents like mice and rats aren’t just a nuisance – they can be a threat to human and animal health.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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