King County Executive
Executive launches initiative to create 700 units of workforce housing around transit centers
King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chair Dow Constantine announced an initiative to create 700 units of affordable workforce housing in mixed-use, mixed-income communities build around transit centers. His initiative would create Transit-Oriented Developments, or TODs, that include housing, shopping, schools, and job centers.
Executive: Shell Oil decision a relief and opportunity to transition to clean-tech development
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement in regard to Shell Oil’s announcement that it is halting its plan to drill for oil off Alaska’s shore.
Summit on risks, impacts of oil transport and coal export hosted by Executive Constantine
Executive Constantine brought together elected leaders in the Safe Energy Leadership Alliance to discuss the impacts mile-and-a-half-long coal trains would have on local commerce and traffic, as well as collective actions to protect communities from the increasing number of oil-train explosions, which a federal report predicts will cause more than $4 billion in damages and endanger the lives of residents in densely populated areas.
Executive Constantine on meeting with President Xi Jinping of China
King County Executive Dow Constantine this afternoon spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the most critical environmental issue facing the planet.
Census data confirms dramatic decrease in number of uninsured adults in King County
Thanks in part to the community partnership that King County created to help residents sign up for affordable insurance, the number of uninsured adults here dropped by 38 percent. That's 4 percent more than the rest of the state -- and more than in all but one of the other 49 states.
Expanded Metro bus service coming; Link light rail ramps up in downtown tunnel
Riders will see more bus service in Seattle and across King County starting Sept. 26, as well as more rush hour Link light rail trains in service.
Constantine honors Seattle Pacific University with Executive's Award for Community Preparedness
A culture of preparedness and an advanced emergency alert system is praised by the Executive as a model for readiness and response for the school that was shocked by a deadly on-campus shooting.