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2010 Executive Office news releases

Dec. 30
County gets the keys to Maury Island Property
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced today the successful completion of the purchase of the sand and gravel site on Maury Island, ending 13 years of efforts to expand the mine. The County took possession of the land this morning, including the keys to the property gate.  
Dec. 27
2010: a year of accomplishment and reform
After his first year in office, King County Executive Dow Constantine says his agenda for reform has put the County on a path to financial stability, bringing fundamental change and significant accomplishments consistent with the values of our community.  
Dec. 23
Citing potential for disruption to transit service, Executive implements interim Metro policy restricting new non-commercial advertising on buses
Citing the potential for disruption to transit service, King County Executive Dow Constantine today approved an interim policy from Metro Transit that calls for a halt to the acceptance of any new non-commercial advertising on King County buses. Under provisions of the previous policy, Metro officials today also rejected a proposed ad from the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign and the proposed response ads from two other groups.  
Dec. 21
King County picked to road test national sustainable community rating system
ICLEI USA today announced King County as one of nine communities nationally that will help finalize and road test an innovative new sustainability rating system and performance management tool.  
Dec. 20
Executive calls for review of policies on non-commercial bus ads
King County Executive Dow Constantine today called for a review of Metro Transit policies on non-commercial advertising that appears on buses: 
Dec. 16
County declines to accept proposed contract amendment from King County Police Officers Guild
Saying it would cost the public more than it saves, King County Executive Dow Constantine today declined to accept a proposed amendment to the current labor agreement with the King County Police Officers Guild.  
Dec. 14
Land use policies help limit damage from landslides and flooding during weekend flooding
King County Executive Dow Constantine today recognized residents who keep themselves prepared for events such as this weekend’s downpour, while noting the benefits from previous laws and investments that have helped keep damage to a minimum. 
Dec. 8
Executive receives contract proposal from King County Police Officers Guild
King County Executive Dow Constantine this afternoon received notice from representatives of the King County Police Officers Guild that members have voted in support of proposed amendments to the terms of their current collective bargaining agreement. 
Dec. 2
Executive appoints King County Councilmember Joe McDermott to Sound Transit board
King County Executive Dow Constantine today appointed newly-elected King County Councilmember Joe McDermott as a south county representative to the Sound Transit Board of Directors.  
Dec. 2
King County Jobs Initiative wins 2010 Workforce and Economic Development Best Practice Award
Two innovative and successful King County work training programs were singled out for recognition today by Governor Christine Gregoire. The King County Jobs Initiative (KCJI) was selected to receive a 2010 Workforce and Economic Development Best Practice Award, and the SODO Greenlight Program was recognized as a Project to Watch.  
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