King County Executive
Executive thanks Seattle Sounders FC for a great season
Seattle Sounders FC saw its remarkable season come to an end following a 2-1 victory over the LA Galaxy at CenturyLink Field. The away-goals tiebreaker keeps Seattle's soccer club one step shy of its first MLS Cup final.
Executive Constantine responds to grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo.
"We all mourn the loss of a young man's life. This is a moment to say what is in our hearts, with tolerance, respect, and restraint, as we were asked to do by Michael Brown's family," said Executive Constantine.
Partnership will expand successful effort that helps youth return to school
A new partnership between King County, United Way of King County, and The Boeing Co. will double a program that helps local youth and young adults return to school to earn their high school diploma.
Health clinic in Auburn saved: Executive brings together funding partners, County Council delivers the rest
Auburn Public Health Center and its satellite locations in Enumclaw and the Muckleshoot tribal reservation, which had been scheduled to close in January due to declines in state and federal funding, will have the funds needed to maintain services for the next two years.
Metro to deliver more customized alternatives to bus service to meet local transit needs
A program funded in King County’s 2015-2016 budget will provide Metro with greater flexibility to meet the specific transit needs of local communities. It will expand alternatives to fixed-route bus service, such as shuttles, rideshares, community vans, and bicycles.
Executive Constantine convenes work group to assess public defense staffing levels
The working group will develop a plan for the effective delivery of services during the 2015-2016 biennium. It will be led by Budget Director Dwight Dively and David Chapman, interim director of the Department of Public Defense.
Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting at Seattle’s Gasworks Park
Fact-finding hearing is customary to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while in performance of duties.
Regional Veterans Court far exceeds initial projections, Executive says
King County's innovative Regional Veterans Court helps vets stay out of further involvement in the justice system, and reduces the use of jails and emergency services. By the end of September, the Court had served 54 veterans and is helping vets get the treatment they need to reestablish their civilian lives.
Executive brings together funding partners to maintain public health services in Auburn
To keep the Auburn public health clinic open for the next two years, Executive Constantine will work with the King County Council to identify additional funding. Current funding partners include the cities of Auburn, Algona, and Pacific, as well as the Muckleshoot Tribe and Orion Industries.