King County Executive
New protocols and improved collaboration lead to ‘clean audit’ for King County
New audit protocols and improved collaboration with the State Auditor's Office earned King County a "clean audit," with zero findings in an audit of the County's 2013 annual financial statements.
Delivering on a promise: Executive Constantine leads celebration of new South Park Bridge
One of King County's most significant road projects in decades, thousands of residents celebrated the opening of the new South Park Bridge.
See how King County assessess risk for 10 natural hazards
The public is invited to review and comment on King County's plan to mitigate the risk associated with 10 known natural hazards that occur in the region.
Building a farm-to-plate pipeline will better connect local farmers and communities
Executive Constantine's Local Food Economy Initiative is designed to get more locally grown, healthy, affordable food to local kitchen tables and restaurants. The Exec's new 'Kitchen Cabinet' brings together farmers, restaurateurs, grocers, and distributors.
King County Civil Rights Commission seeks new members
Residents interested in raising community awareness and involvement in civil rights issues are invited to apply for one of four open positions on the King County Civil Rights Commission.
Executive names criminal justice leaders to County’s first-ever Public Defense Advisory Board
King County Executive Dow Constantine today named 11 highly regarded leaders in indigent defense the protection of the rights of the accused to serve on the County's first-ever Public Defense Advisory Board.
Joint planning of region's bus and rail will create efficiencies and enable future service expansion
King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chair Dow Constantine today acted to change the way local and regional transit agencies do business by increasing joint planning and integration to create greater operating efficiencies and enable future service expansion.
Executive urges Council to try again and develop more responsible Metro funding plan
Vetoes legislation that would spend money Metro doesn't have, inappropriately use one-time money for ongoing expenses, and cut service based on politics.
Executive Constantine's reaction to shootings at Seattle Pacific University
King County Executive Dow Constantine commented on the tragic shootings at SPU.
Executive Constantine announces new South Park Bridge to open on June 30
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the newly-constructed South Park Bridge will open June 30. The previous drawbridge, built in 1931, was closed and dismantled in mid-2010 due to safety concerns.
Executive Constantine applauds President Obama's EPA rule to cut carbon emissions from nation's power plants
The Environmental Protection Agency introduced a proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants by 30 percent.