King County Executive
Executive begins right-sizing of Metro Transit with move to more on-demand DART service
King County is moving ahead with the “right-sizing” of Metro Transit bus service to more closely reflect actual ridership, in line with legislation recently approved by the Metropolitan King County Council to enact the Congestion Reduction Charge.
County leaders unite around Executive’s proposal for gang violence intervention and prevention
The growth of gang violence in South King County will be targeted by a coordinated King County response of suppression, intervention, and prevention funded with $1.4 million from the Criminal Justice Reserve, under a proposal by King County Executive Dow Constantine developed in collaboration with Metropolitan King County Councilmembers and criminal justice leaders.
King County’s sale of Aukeen Courthouse to Kent will save city more than $1 million
Taxpayers will save more than $1 million as a result of the sale of the County-owned Aukeen Courthouse to the City of Kent, a deal brokered by King County Executive Dow Constantine and approved unanimously today by the Metropolitan King County Council.
Finalists for Executive's Small Business Awards showcase depth of entrepreneurial excellence
King County Executive Dow Constantine – in partnership with award sponsors Microsoft Corporation, KeyBank, enterpriseSeattle, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County and the Small Business Partners for Prosperity – today named 21 finalists in seven categories for the first annual King County Executive's Small Business Awards.
Tapping sewer lines for heat and energy in Seattle’s Interbay area proposed by Executive
King County would be among the first in the nation to test a new technology that captures heat from sewer pipelines and redistributes the energy to nearby buildings, under a pilot project proposed today by King County Executive Dow Constantine.
$70 million projected savings as County takes advantage of low interest rates
Today, King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division issued $494 million worth of new sewer revenue bonds at a rate of 3.79 percent.
Voters renew levy to provide critical services to veterans and those in need
King County Executive Dow Constantine tonight thanked the voters who renewed the Veterans and Human Services Levy, and made clear the County’s intentions to quickly set wheels in motion to ensure efficient continuation of the levy’s critical programs and services.
Leadership by Executive and Council saves Metro bus service for next two years
King County Executive Dow Constantine hailed tonight’s County Council enactment of an amended package for a two-year, $20 Congestion Reduction Charge as a bipartisan action that demonstrates courageous leadership by all Councilmembers.
County Executive’s agreement provides supermajority needed to preserve Metro bus service
King County Executive Dow Constantine has announced a supermajority of County Council support needed to enact a two-year $20 Congestion Reduction Charge and avert a 17 percent cut of Metro bus service starting in 2012.
County ends procurement process on Alder Youth Services Center
After a thorough review of proposals, King County is ending the current procurement process for replacement of all or portions of the Alder Youth Services Center. The process, known as a Request for Qualifications/Concepts (RFQ/C), allowed developers to submit general concepts for the project and demonstrate their qualifications.
Regional Animal Services of King County marks first year in operation
King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) for a successful first year in operation. The highlights include a record low euthanasia rate, a growing volunteer and foster program, and increased regional collaboration. The executive also announced a new name for the RASKC facility in Kent: the King County Pet Adoption Center.
Veterans and Human Services Levy report shows reductions in expensive criminal justice, emergency medical interventions
Providing housing and supportive services to the most vulnerable of King County’s homeless population is not only saving lives, it’s saving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars, according to a new report transmitted today to the Metropolitan King County Council by King County Executive Dow Constantine.
County leaders unite in support of new Veterans Treatment Court, with focus on services and support rather than incarceration
Military veterans in King County would be connected to the treatment and support services they need to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness, under a proposal to establish a dedicated treatment court calendar for veterans being developed by King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and King County District Court.
King County Executive Dow Constantine statement on CSO control
King County has been a leader in protecting regional water quality for nearly 50 years. Today, Executive Dow Constantine affirmed King County‘s support for the Clean Water Act, and asked local, federal and state agencies to look at how we can link different cleanup efforts to get the best outcome for Puget Sound.
Inquest ordered into shooting death of Anthony David Ourada by a King County Sheriff’s Deputy
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the shooting death of Anthony David Ourada by a King County Shiriff’s Deputy on April 17, 2011.