King County Executive
Executive will work with Council on long-term, sustainable funding for Metro bus service
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued a statement in regard to the County Council's vote Monday to delay Metro service reductions in February.
Executive awards $102,000 to community efforts to restore Green/Duwamish Watershed
King County's Green Grants support grassroots environmental projects to protect the Duwamish River. Grant recipients include helping lower-income residents install rain gardens, removing unnecessary pavement, and more.
King County to expand fight against obesity, new types of tobacco
A $9 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Public Health – Seattle & King County will help support healthy communities by taking on the marketing of junk food, sugary sodas, and new tobacco products.
County considers expanding cost-effective transit options for local communities
Executive Constantine, County Councilmembers, and mayors say King County Metro's Alternative Services Program would use less-expensive shuttles, vans, and other options to keep people moving.
Executive announces plan to keep Federal Way health clinic open
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced a partnership with the City of Federal Way to keep open the Federal Way Public Health Center, despite declining federal and state funding.
Executive calls for regional investment in healthy children and communities
The "Best Starts for Kids" levy proposal will put plans for prevention and early intervention into action as the Executive delivered his 2015/2016 biennial budget proposal, which identifies $35 million in new efficiencies.
Reforms and efficiencies help King County save 150,000 hours of Metro bus service
Reforms, efficiencies, and a decline in fuel prices have enabled King County Executive Dow Constantine to propose preserving 150,000 hours of Metro bus service that had earlier been assumed for reduction.
Executive creates innovative partnership to preserve critical health services in White Center
A new partnership with the City of Seattle and Planned Parenthood will preserve critical health services for women, children, and families in White Center and surrounding areas.
Executive’s budget to call for accelerating energy efficiency projects throughout King County
The Executive's forthcoming biennial budget proposal will confront climate change by speeding up energy efficiency projects while reducing overall costs.
Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting of armed man at light rail station
Fact-finding hearing is customary to determine causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while in performance of duties
Results show regional benefits of integrating Metro and Sound Transit services
Joint planning and integration of King County Metro and Sound Transit services will create greater operating efficiencies, a more seamless rider experience, and enable future service expansion in our growing region.
Executive Constantine joins 65 elected leaders to call for a statewide clean fuels standard
King County Executive Dow Constantine today joined 65 other local and regional leaders in Washington state in calling upon the Governor and legislative leaders to adopt a clean fuels standard.
Executive Constantine, Mayor Murray announce Green/Duwamish Watershed Strategy
King County and the City of Seattle will coordinate work by governments, nonprofits, and businesses across the 500-square-miles of region's critical watershed, which stretches 93 miles from the Cascades to Elliott Bay.
Second round of Metro service reductions detailed in proposal to County Council
The February service proposal was rebalanced to distribute reductions geographically within each stand-alone service change, rather than spread them over four service changes. As a result, proposed service changes are revised for some areas of Seattle, South King County, and East King County.