June 9County employees garden for their health
Land that stood vacant last week is now a temporary demonstration garden that county employees will use to teach each other how to grow healthy food. Made entirely of scavenged or donated items, the garden was initiated by employees in a workplace culture that promotes good health as a way to reduce rising health care costs.
June 4Help shape the future of open data in King County by attending public workshop
Software developers and interested residents in King County are being asked to help guide the county's expanded access to the public data that it stores. Next week, King County will host the first countywide workshop on open data, bringing together local innovators and county staff to brainstorm next steps for the County's new data ordinance.
June 2King County Executive orders immediate assessment of agencies’ cash handling
King County Executive Dow Constantine has directed Executive-branch agencies to evaluate all cash transactions for compliance with the county’s policies and procedures, following the arrest of a suspect in the theft of about $7,500 in cash receipts from a locked safe in the office of the King County Marine Division.
May 25News release: Exec on Council inaction
King County Executive Dow Constantine this afternoon responded to inaction by the Metropolitan King County Council on several proposals to let voters decide what level of public safety services they wanted to support for next year...
May 13Constantine thanks Sen. Murray for securing $44 million for critical repairs to Howard Hanson Dam
King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for her efforts in securing $44 million in emergency funding today for interim repairs to the Howard Hanson Dam. At Senator Murray's invitation, Executive Constantine joined regional and state leaders in Washington, D.C., last week to impress upon federal officials the critical need for immediate dam repairs.