King County Executive
Executive promoting eGovernment initiatives
King County Executive Dow Constantine today transmitted his plan to council for improving the County’s website to increase accessibility of County services.
Demand for Metro Transit service up 5 percent in May over the same period a year ago
New numbers show that demand for King County Metro Transit service jumped 5.1 percent in May compared to the same period a year ago – lending support to calls for the Metropolitan King County Council to enact a Congestion Reduction Charge authorized by the state Legislature to prevent a 17 percent cut to King County bus service.
Executive restores funding for Skyway police storefront
King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Sheriff Sue Rahr today announced the Executive’s action to restore funding for an important police presence at the Skyway community police storefront.
King County Executive praises local cooperation leading to arrests in terror plot
King County Executive Dow Constantine was briefed this afternoon on the arrest of two men charged with planning a terror attack on the Military Entrance Processing Station in South Seattle.
Executive calls on King County Council to enact interim Metro funding or face cutting 17 percent of bus service over the next two years
The recession-driven decline in the sales-tax revenues that support public transit leaves the Metropolitan King County Council with two choices - ensure interim funding to continue service at current levels, or face the reality of cutting 17 percent of bus service.
Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting of Auburn man armed with a knife
Regional Transit Committee unanimously adopts Executive’s Metro Transit service reforms
King County Executive Dow Constantine today praised regional leaders on the King County Council’s Regional Transit Committee for their unanimous recommendation of reforms that will make Metro Transit service more productive and efficient.
Executive welcomes support of business community for interim two-year transit funding
King County Executive Dow Constantine today praised the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce for its support for the Congestion Reduction Charge, authorized for King County last month by state lawmakers to prevent major transit service reductions
Help spot Spot
Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has joined with Missing Pet Partnership (MPP), a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping families who have lost a pet, to develop a “Shelter Pet Detective” program.
Solid waste rate proposal supports long-term effort to modernize 1960’s-era transfer stations
A one-year disposal rate proposal for 2012 would support King County’s program to modernize its 50-year-old solid waste handling system, while giving cities and the County time to consider an extension of their long-term agreements in order to save ratepayers money on the cost of financing those improvements.
King County employees lend a hand to neighbors across the Pacific
King County employees have once again demonstrated their giving spirit.
Summer-long requirement proposed for wearing of life vests on rivers in unincorporated King County
A heightened risk to public safety has prompted King County Executive Dow Constantine, with the backing of a wide range of public safety and health officials, to call for a summer-long requirement for the wearing of life vests this summer by anyone swimming, floating, or boating on major rivers running through unincorporated King County.