King County Executive
Comments from Executive Constantine on Steve Ballmer's agreement to purchase L.A. Clippers
King County Executive Dow Constantine comments on Steve Ballmer's agreement to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers and what that means for professional basketball's return to the Pacific Northwest.
Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting in Sodo of man pointing replica handgun
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Andrew Law by a Seattle police officer on Jan. 20, 2014.
Executive Constantine proposes safety standards for transportation network companies
Same minimum operating requirements would level playing field for everyone providing transportation for-hire services in King County
Executive Constantine on meeting with NHL Commissioner
"I want to thank Commissioner Bettman for flying out to see us. I was pleased to have the chance to meet with him in my office, and to reiterate our strong interest in bringing NHL hockey to King County.”
Executive offers enhanced program for cities to buy bus service to avoid transit cuts
With this enhanced program, all cities in King County – or groups of cities – will have the option of purchasing additional Metro Transit service beyond existing countywide service levels. Each city would decide how to pay for those services.
King County earns nation’s most prestigious award for government innovation
Reforms at King County that have saved tens of millions of dollars in public services were recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, which presented its 2013 Innovations in American Government Award to the County’s nationally-recognized employee wellness program.
Executive Constantine takes action to minimize risk in King County areas with unstable slopes
Updating Landslide Hazard Areas map is part of comprehensive approach to decrease risk to lives and critical infrastructure in areas that have unstable slopes similar to those near Oso in Snohomish County.
Comments from Executive Constantine on passing of Billy Frank Jr.
King County Executive Dow Constantine praises the contributions of Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder who championed treaty rights. Frank died at age 83.
King County to receive national Living Cities transformation grant
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced that King County has been chosen as one of five sites across the country to receive planning grants from the Living Cities coalition to improve economic opportunities for low-income people and communities.
Comments from Executive Constantine on Judge Mary Yu's appointment to state Supreme Court
King County Executive Dow Constantine congratulates Superior Court Judge Mary Yu on her appointment by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington State Supreme Court. She is the first Asian American and the first openly gay member of the state's highest court.