King County Executive
Take transit from Capitol Hill to Mount Si: Second Trailhead Direct service starts this weekend
The popular Trailhead Direct service will start its second route this weekend, beginning at Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Link light rail station with service to Mount Si and Mount Teneriffe.
Joint statement on King County's exclusion from statewide prepaid ballots
King County Executive Dow Constantine, King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and King County Elections Director Julie Wise released the following statement on Gov. Inslee's statewide prepaid ballot announcement
Executive Constantine releases statement on Mayor Durkan’s employer tax proposal
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on Mayor Durkan’s tax plan.
King County sues oil companies for climate change impacts
King County filed a lawsuit today in King County Superior Court against the five largest oil companies to hold them responsible for knowingly contributing to climate disruptions and putting the residents of King County at greater risk of floods, landslides, ocean acidification, sea level rise, and other impacts.
Taking emergency action to prevent the possible extinction of native kokanee salmon
The Lake Sammamish kokanee – a culturally and biologically significant salmon species – appears to be closer than ever to extinction. A work group created by King County has recommended a series of immediate and long-range actions to protect the salmon popularly known as “the little red fish."
Executive Constantine congratulates King County Council on passing pre-paid ballots
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement after the King County Council approved his supplemental budget request to provide voters with pre-paid ballots this year.
King County, Seattle sign agreement to improve homelessness coordination
King County and the City of Seattle today signed an agreement to increase coordination of homeless services, planning and reporting. The agreement also establishes the Homeless Services and Housing Governance Partnership between King County, Seattle, All Home and regional partners to improve outcomes and accountability for the future.
Modernizing regulations to support thriving wineries and breweries while protecting the environment and rural communities
Executive Constantine proposed legislation that will modernize regulations to support the region’s wineries, breweries, and distilleries while protecting the environment and rural integrity of unincorporated King County.
King County increased the pet adoption rate by a record 20 percent in a single year
Regional Animal Services of King County – which has dramatically increased the pet-save rate in recent years – set a new record for adoptions last year, delivering on Executive Constantine’s commitment to transform humane animal care.
Executive Constantine appoints experienced tech executive to lead King County’s award-winning information technology team
After a nationwide search, Executive Constantine selected a former senior Amazon manager to lead King County’s Department of Information Technology, recognized last year as the Best IT County in the Nation.
Popular transit-to-trails program returns with new service in Seattle connecting to more hiking destinations
A popular public-private partnership that provides direct transit service to trailheads in the Issaquah Alps will return April 21 with expanded service from Seattle to more hiking destinations. On May 19, a second transit service to Mount Si and Mount Teneriffe near North Bend will start at Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Link light rail station.
Executive Constantine on the passing of Herb Bridge: His leadership, vision and enthusiasm helped shape the vibrant, thriving downtown Seattle we enjoy today
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following tribute to Herb Bridge.
Executive Constantine at State of the County: 'We are not only embracing change. We are leading it'
In his annual State of the County address, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a series of changes and reforms to increase services and make regional government work better for the 2.2 million residents of King County.
A King County initiative prevented more than 4,000 people from becoming homeless in its first year
The first initiative funded by Best Starts for Kids prevented more than 4,000 people – including 2,400 children and teenagers – from becoming homeless in its first year. Researchers at MIT and Notre Dame are now studying King County's approach as a potential model for effective homelessness prevention.
Executive Constantine: Join us for a full dialogue as we do the difficult work of reducing the number of youth in detention
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in response to protesters who are at the construction site of the Children and Family Justice Center.
Executive Constantine encourages United Bid Committee to select Seattle as a host city for the 2026 World Cup
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement after Seattle was selected as a potential host city for the 2026 World Cup by the United Bid Committee, a group representing the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
King County scorecard on legislative session: progress made on key priorities
The end of the 2018 legislative session marks one of the most productive years in recent history, with progress on issues ranging from voter rights, homelessness, justice and legal reform, protecting reproductive rights, and stabilizing community behavioral health.
Executive Constantine announces new partnerships to bring housing and hope to those leaving homelessness
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced partnerships to help people and families leave homelessness. By providing Harbor Island warehouse space to the BLOCK Project and Humble Design, King County makes it possible to stage, store, construct, and furnish homes for people beginning new lives.
A major King County infrastructure project will protect the Duwamish River from stormwater pollution for the next century
Executive Constantine kicked off a major King County infrastructure project in Georgetown that will treat up to 70 million gallons of polluted stormwater that currently flows into Duwamish River during severe rainstorms. King County successfully competed for low-interest federal loans that will cover nearly half of the construction costs.
King County brings you #MoreMetro service starting March 10
Riders will receive more King County Metro bus service starting March 10 on dozens of routes, including more frequent daytime service, more commute trips to ease crowding, and expanded evening and weekend service. Details are now online and new green timetables will be available soon.