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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


2017

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AUG

Metro Transit’s largest union approves 3-year contract to ensure a safe, healthy, well-trained workforce
King County Metro Transit’s largest union has approved a three-year contract that will ensure the agency continues to have a safe, healthy, well-trained workforce.

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Executive Constantine has a message for the white supremacists and fascists who gathered under the false pretense of patriotism
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in regard to the gathering today at Westlake Center.

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Fred Jarrett to lead initiative on excellence in unincorporated services and municipal contracts
Executive Constantine announced that Senior Deputy Executive Fred Jarrett will lead an initiative to explore new and better ways to serve the people of unincorporated King County.

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Executive Constantine to name Mike Fong as Chief Operating Officer
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced that Mike Fong will serve as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for managing the departments and coordinating key policies among other duties.

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Executive Constantine names Rhonda Berry to lead Zero Youth Detention efforts
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced today that Deputy Executive Rhonda Berry will lead inter-agency and community coordination and strategy to further reduce the number of youth in detention.

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King County Information Technology named top large county IT organization in the nation
King County Information Technology took first place in the 15th Annual National Association of Counties’ Digital Counties Survey. The award was given out Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. King County IT was recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation and collaboration.

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Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Giovonn M. Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Giovonn M. Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer on June 24, 2017. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.

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Executive Constantine issues statement on the passing of Jeff Brotman
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement after the passing of Costco co-founder and chairman Jeff Brotman

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Executive honors former Burien Mayor Joan McGilton
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement after the passing of former Burien Mayor Joan McGilton

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Executive announces departure of deputy, promotes member of leadership team
King County Executive Dow Constantine announces the departure of Deputy Executive Sung Yang to the private sector and the promotion of Rachel Smith as new Chief of Staff.

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King County, City of Seattle to DOJ: We will follow our values
The U.S. Department of Justice on July 25 announced a series of requirements attached to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (Byrne grants). Executive Dow Constantine and Mayor Ed Murray rejected the conditions and said local policies towards immigration enforcement will continue.

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Executive Constantine counters Trump ban on transgender people in military
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement pledging assistance to any veteran discharged from the military as a result of President Trump’s policy of exclusion.

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Executive thanks vets, seniors and their advocates for helping craft Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy replacement
The King County Council today voted to place the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy on the November ballot. The 6-year funding and implementation plan would replace the existing levy, which expires this year.

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JUL

King County Fire Marshal issues burn ban
With continued dry conditions in the forecast, the King County Fire Marshal has issued a Phase 1 burn ban in unincorporated King County starting July 15. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

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Executive Constantine to Council: Support our seniors, housing and vets
The King County Council is scheduled to vote on the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy on July 17. Executive Constantine urges councilmembers to pass a complete package that meets the needs of our growing region.

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JUN

King County taxpayers fund McCleary fix; state budget continues to inadequately support local public health and safety
The 2017-2019 state biennial operating budget announced today funds education by raising taxes on property owners in King County school districts, while continuing to underfund local public health, safety and other services. What’s more, the Legislature relied on property taxes – an historic and important revenue tool for local government – while continuing to restrict local governments’ ability to pay for vital services such as public health and criminal justice.

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King County now has one of the highest-performing animal care agencies in the nation – and will soon unite even more pets with families
Executive Constantine delivered on a promise to transform the county’s once-struggling animal service agency. Now, it's stellar reputation is helping King County earn grant funding that will connect even more pets with families.

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El Condado de King tiene ahora uno de los más altos rendimientos en agencias de cuidado de animales en la nación – y muy pronto unirá a más mascotas con sus familias
El Ejecutivo Constantine cumplió con su promesa de transformar la agencia de servicios animales que antes estaba teniendo problemas. Ahora, su excelente reputación está ayudando al Condado de King a ganar fondos para conectar aún más mascotas con familias.

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Executive Constantine on the sale of Convention Place Station: More funding for transit improvements, a boost for economic development
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement after the King County Council approved the sale of Metro’s Convention Place Station to the Washington State Convention Center.

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Executive Constantine on U.S. Senate health care bill: Don’t take King County backwards
In their review of the health care plan released today by U.S. Senate Republicans, experts from Public Health – Seattle & King County determined it falls short on all four key priorities laid out by King County Executive Dow Constantine: maintaining or increasing coverage; preserving access to women’s health, mental health, and substance abuse services; ensuring stability for local hospitals and clinics; and funding programs that prevent and control disease.

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Dow Constantine
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