King County Executive
King County Executive seeks moratorium on Atlantic salmon net pens
Executive Dow Constantine is seeking a six-month moratorium on non-native salmon pens along King County’s marine shoreline on Vashon and Maury Islands. New rules will be developed to eliminate the risk of farmed, invasive species to our native salmon and serve as a model for other jurisdictions across Puget Sound.
King County partners with Ballmer Group to expand access to outpatient mental health and addiction treatment
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new partnership between King County, Ballmer Group, Third Sector Capital Partners and local service providers to increase same day access to behavioral health services. As part of a package to address the root causes of homelessness, Executive Constantine will also re-open a substance-use treatment facility in Seattle and expand a mobile opiate treatment program.
Executive Constantine directs Public Health to oversee King County juvenile detention reorganization
In an Executive Order signed today, King County Executive Dow Constantine directed Public Health – Seattle & King County and other county departments to provide a plan and timeline to restructure juvenile detention.
Youth ridership surged on buses, light rail and streetcars last summer during ORCA pilot project, doubling expectations
Youth ridership on buses, trains, and streetcars dramatically increased this past summer when King County Metro and Sound Transit offered a reduced-fare ORCA card. Metro distributed twice as many ORCA Youth cards than it initially expected.
Executive Constantine: Metro passengers want simpler fares, and we're making it happen
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement after the King County Council approved his proposal to simplify Metro Transit fares, eliminating zones and peak hours.
Building on the foundation of strong regional government, Executive Constantine outlines third-term agenda
Elected overwhelmingly to a third term, King County Executive Dow Constantine laid out his policy priorities for the next four years, including homelessness, behavioral health, transit and the environment.
Seeking a world-class team to help transform Northgate property into a vibrant neighborhood connected to mass transit
Executive Constantine is searching for a talented team to help King County transform Metro Transit’s property in Northgate into an inclusive, sustainable neighborhood connected to high-capacity mass transit.
Executive Order: Youth charged as adults to be housed at the Youth Services Center
King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an Executive Order to move youth charged as adults from the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent to the Youth Services Center, a facility in Seattle better able to offer age-appropriate programs and services.
Executive Constantine opens new health care Enrollment Center, urges uninsured to get coverage
King County Executive Dow Constantine opened the Federal Way Enrollment Center, one of two full service offices across the state to help people find the right health insurance plan. Despite federal efforts to kill health reform, King County remains one of the nation’s top Affordable Care Act success stories.