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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


January

29
JAN

Exec on One Night Count: Results confirm the state of emergency and underscore the urgent need to work together
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement on the results of One Night Count, an annual count of homeless residents in King County.

20
JAN

Task Force issues recommendations for supporting King County’s network of bridges and roads
King County's Bridges and Roads Task Force says unincorporated area residents can’t be asked to fund maintenance and repair of County roads alone, and calls for a regional or statewide solution to address a funding gap of $250 to $400 million a year.

12
JAN

Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting in Kirkland
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Robert Burgess Jr. by a Kirkland Police officer in October. The purpose of the customary inquest is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while performing his or her duties.

12
JAN

Nurturing the region’s thriving wine industry while preserving Sammamish Valley’s rural character
King County will conduct a comprehensive study on ways to nurture the Sammamish Valley’s growing wine industry while strengthening the relationship with surrounding communities. Researchers will examine a wide range of issues – including economic development, transportation, parking, land use and agriculture – for a study that is scheduled to be complete by early this summer.

8
JAN

Executive pulls first railroad spike as King County takes next step to expand world-class regional trail system
Elected and community leaders from across King County celebrated an important milestone as the County removed railroad spikes as a key step in developing the multi-purpose Eastside Rail Corridor, including a trail connecting East and South King County communities.

7
JAN

Constantine names Rob Johnson and Nancy Backus to Sound Transit Board of Directors
As Sound Transit develops a major proposal for expansion of regional light-rail service, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced two new appointments and three reappointments to the Sound Transit Board of Directors.

6
JAN

Executive applauds Gov. Inslee for taking action to prevent gun violence
King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked Gov. Jay Inslee for taking executive action to prevent gun violence across the state.

4
JAN

Executive on Congressman McDermott: 'He has bucked the cynicism of Congress and confronted our nation's challenges with candor and resolve'
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement after U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott announced he will retire.

1
JAN

Executive on passing of Doug Walker: 'We've lost a great civic leader, conservationist, and philanthropist'
King County Executive Dow Constantine today mourned the loss of civic leader Doug Walker.

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Dow Constantine
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