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Dow Constantine



King County becomes largest government in U.S. to use new energy-tracking system used by Microsoft
King County is the largest government in the United States to pilot the same energy-tracking system that Microsoft uses to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at many of its buildings. Seattle-based design firm MacDonald-Miller will install the software at no cost to taxpayers at five King County facilities for a two-year pilot project.


Executive Constantine welcomes movement on state transportation package
Executive Constantine commented on a state transportation funding package proposed by Senate Republicans.


Executive awards $300,000 in grants to maintain and upgrade community cable access to public, educational and government channels
The Executive’s negotiations with Comcast on a 10-year cable franchise agreement secured $300,000 in capital grant funds for four public, education, and government cable channels.


The Seattle Foundation and King County to invest $1.5 million to expand successful community efforts that confront increasing inequity
The Communities of Opportunity grants will help local organizations expand the work they’re already doing to improve the health, housing, and economic opportunities in places that have the greatest inequities in the region. Unlike the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to programs, this allows communities to take a leadership role and address the specific needs of neighborhoods.


Executive thanks Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Woods for six years of service
Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Woods, one of Executive Constantine's closest aides, has been recruited by a local consulting firm.


Executive Constantine thanks Michael Young for stewardship of the U.W.
King County Executive Dow Constantine tonight thanked University of Washington President Michael Young for his four years of leadership


Find out today if you qualify for ORCA LIFT, Metro’s new reduced-fare bus pass
Metro is taking advantage of the network of community partners that King County has formed in recent years to help riders determine if they qualify for ORCA LIFT, the transit agency's new reduced-fare bus pass. Qualified riders can sign up for a card before the next fare increase goes into effect March 1.


Executive Constantine thanks Seahawks for another great season
After the Seattle Seahawks fell just short in Super Bowl XLIX, Executive Constantine thanked the teams for providing the 12's with another memorable season.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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