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Dow Constantine


December

24
DEC

Executive triples number of homeless shelter beds inside two King County buildings in downtown Seattle
King County will open a new 50-bed shelter for homeless men, including for the first time those with pets, and expand the existing shelter in the King County Administration Building from 50 to 100 beds – effectively tripling the number of beds the County provides to homeless men in downtown Seattle.

15
DEC

Executive marks important victory in long struggle to clean up eyesore and health hazard in Skyway
"Enough is enough. We're going to fix this, and fix the system that allows violators to skirt the law for decades," Executive Constantine said in announcing a plan to clean up a concrete recycling facility in Skyway.

10
DEC

New report documents King County Executive’s progress toward equity and social justice
By increasing access to affordable health care, reducing bus fare for lower-income riders, addressing disproportionality in the juvenile justice system and more, Executive Constantine is taking action that confronts the root causes of inequities in King County, a new report shows.

10
DEC

Executive mourns passing of LGBTQ activist George Zander
King County Executive Dow Constantine mourned the loss of LBGTQ activist George Zander.

7
DEC

King County at forefront of national movement to expand paid parental leave
King County is now one of about a dozen governments across the country to offer up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave. Executive Constantine proposed the program so that employees have more opportunity to connect with their newborn children and to help recruit and retain talented workers.

2
DEC

Executive names experts, researchers and community leaders to guide implementation of Best Starts for Kids
Executive Constantine appointed 35 community members to the advisory board that will help implement his voter-approved Best Starts for Kids initiative. The board includes content experts, researchers, educators, community leaders and nonprofit organizations from across King County.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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