King County Executive
Constantine and Drago thank state transportation board for $10 million grant for new South Park Bridge
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Metropolitan King County Councilmember Jan Drago today thanked the state Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) for its motion at this morning’s board meeting approving a $10 million contribution toward replacement of the South Park Bridge.
Executive proposes renewal of innovative Transfer of Development Rights partnership
King County Executive Dow Constantine this week proposed renewal of an innovative partnership with the City of Seattle that protects rural lands by transferring development rights from rural areas to the urban area.
Pledge of funding from the State brings package for new South Park Bridge to halfway point
Governor Chris Gregoire today pledged $20 million from the state of Washington toward construction of a new South Park Bridge, bringing the funding package up to more than half of the $131 million needed to replace the 79-year-old span.
Constantine thanks Seattle City Council for pledge of $15 million toward replacement of South Park Bridge
King County Executive Dow Constantine today received a letter signed by all nine members of the Seattle City Council pledging $15 million toward replacement of the South Park Bridge.
Executive to seek funding for additional protective gear and options for less-than-lethal force following review of King County Jail disturbance
King County Executive Dow Constantine will seek funding for more protective gear for King County corrections officers and additional options for less-than-lethal force, following his review of a disturbance that occurred at the King County Jail on March 28.
County 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.
King County AAA credit rating reaffirmed
King County government has preserved AAA credit ratings despite the continued effects of global recession and an ongoing budget deficit.
Help 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.
King 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.