King County Executive
Statement from Executive Sims on swine flu cases
We are now in the type of worldwide health situation that King County has spent years planning and preparing for. The probable cases of swine flu here in Washington serve as a reminder to all of us that we are a community of connected individuals, each with a role to play in keeping each other safe.
Statement of King County Executive Ron Sims regarding the legislature's vote in support of 2SSB 5433, the local option tax provision bill for counties
On behalf of the people of King County, I would like to commend the State Legislature for their recent approval of 2SSB 5433, a package of revenue tools that will help counties throughout Washington State.
Partnership developing to preserve habitat, working forest in Raging River headwaters
This is one of the last remaining large, privately held open spaces in King County and the single-largest unprotected block of land remaining in King County’s portion of the Mountains to Sound Greenway. It includes some 7,000 acres in the upper Raging River watershed, east of State Route 18 near the highway’s junction with Interstate 90.
King County offices closed April 10 for furlough
On Friday, April 10, 2009, most King County staff will be off and most county buildings will be closed as the county takes the third of 10 furlough days in 2009 to cut operational costs countywide. All department employees, with limited exceptions, such as those in public safety functions, are included in the furlough plan.