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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


2016

31
DEC

Executive congratulates Huskies on a remarkable season that put UW back on the national stage
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement after the Washington Huskies lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

22
DEC

Federal grants create housing opportunities for homeless adults and families
Seattle and King County have been awarded over $34 million in federal funding that make possible new permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing units to move 164 households from homelessness, and renewal funding for housing and services to support hundreds of vulnerable individuals and families countywide.

15
DEC

King County's first Best Starts for Kids strategy will prevent youth and families from becoming homeless
Executive Constantine launched the first strategy funded by Best Starts for Kids, an initiative that will prevent youth and families from becoming homeless. He also announced $41 million in funding to increase the inventory for affordable housing, including housing located near major transit centers.

12
DEC

County and City to contribute up to $20 million to affordable housing as part of the redevelopment of the County’s Northgate Park and Ride
King County Executive and Seattle Mayor announce transit-oriented development for Northgate.

10
DEC

Executive on Sounders' MLS Cup victory: An inspired comeback from last place to championship
King County Executive Dow Constantine tonight issued the following statement following the Seattle Sounders' victory in the MLS Cup.

9
DEC

Inquest ordered into fatal shooting of Renee Davis by King County Sheriff’s deputies
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Renee Davis by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Oct. 21, 2016 at her home on Muckleshoot tribal lands. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.

6
DEC

Natural Resources and Parks is the first King County department to be carbon neutral, achieving Executive's goal a year early
The Department of Natural Resources and Parks is King County’s first agency to achieve an ambitious goal set by Executive Constantine to make its operations and purchases carbon neutral.

30
NOV

Executive Constantine accepts Public Official of the Year award from Governing magazine
Executive Constantine today will accept a Public Official of the Year award from Governing magazine. He was selected for his leadership on Best Starts for Kids and expanding mass transit across the Puget Sound region.

15
NOV

Executive Constantine honored as Public Official of the Year by Governing
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement after Governing announced that he is a recipient of this year's Public Officials of the Year award. He will receive the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 30.

15
NOV

Executive Constantine outlines potential impacts of Trump Administration
King County Executive Dow Constantine and members of his Cabinet discussed how Trump Administration policies may impact regional health insurance, human services, environmental protection and transportation.

13
NOV

Following a major oil-train disaster in Columbia River Gorge, elected leaders work together to protect Northwest communities
In the wake of a major oil-train disaster that occurred in the Columbia River Gorge, elected leaders gathered in Vancouver to discuss strategies to protect communities across the Pacific Northwest from the risks and impacts of coal and oil transport.

1
NOV

Executive Constantine releases statement on passing of Sen. Andy Hill
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement after the passing of Sen. Andy Hill

25
OCT

Executive Constantine names new GM for Metro, the nation’s 10th largest transit service
King County Executive Dow Constantine named Rob Gannon as General Manager for Metro Transit. Gannon currently serves as interim General Manager. His position is subject to confirmation by the King County Council.

25
OCT

Executive on Chris Hansen’s arena proposal: His efforts will strengthen our ability to compete for an NBA team
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in response to an offer by Chris Hansen and his partners to forgo public financing to build a new sports arena in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle.

21
OCT

Historic labor agreement marks the first time King County has negotiated a single compensation package with nearly 60 labor groups
A two-year labor agreement announced today marks the first time that King County has negotiated with a coalition representing nearly half of King County’s 13,000 employees rather than individually negotiating with each labor union. It also lays the foundation for a Master Labor Agreement in 2017 that will ultimately make county operations more efficient.

18
OCT

Here’s the Executive’s plan to repurpose the iconic Wilburton Trestle into a stunning trail for commuters, cyclists, runners and pedestrians
Executive Constantine announced that King County has assembled significant funds needed to repurpose the historic Wilburton Trestle in Bellevue into an elevated trail that provides spectacular views of the Eastside skyline. It’s expected to be the icon of the emerging Eastside Rail Corridor, a 16-mile regional trail stretching from Renton to Woodinville with a spur to Redmond.

17
OCT

King County Water Taxi sets new ridership record as more commuters ride the waves
The King County Water Taxi celebrated a milestone as ridership surpassed last year’s annual record of more than a half million boardings. The Water Taxi serves riders from Vashon Island and West Seattle, providing reliable and frequent service to downtown Seattle. The Water Taxi is just one of many transit innovations across King County.

12
OCT

Inquest ordered into fatal shooting of Travis Ell by Auburn police officers
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a Travis E. Ell by Auburn police officers on Sept. 9, 2016. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.

30
SEP

Inquest ordered into fatal shooting of Jeffrey Martelli by Tukwila police officers
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a Jeffrey J. Martelli by Tukwila Police Department officers on Aug. 11, 2016. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while performing his or her duty.

27
SEP

Executive Constantine details Metro service investments in 2017-18 budget proposal
To help reduce crowding, improve reliability and increase the frequency of bus trips on key corridors, King County Executive Dow Constantine identified routes across King County to receive service and reliability investments as part of his proposed 2017-18 budget.

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