King County Executive
Authors of a comprehensive study on electric buses recognize Executive Constantine as a national leader in the transition to a 100-percent electric fleet
A new scientific report on the health, economic, and environmental benefits of electric buses encourages other metropolitan regions to follow King County’s example to accelerate the transition to an all-electric bus fleet.
Executive Constantine releases statement on Janus decision
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME
King County, Seattle and Auburn announce homelessness actions, chart course for One Table
King County Executive Dow Constantine, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan of Seattle, and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus announced immediate steps to tackle the region’s homelessness crisis by providing more emergency shelter, behavioral health services, and affordable housing. The three co-chairs of One Table also affirmed ongoing work to tackle the root causes of homelessness.
Newest transit-to-trails service will make it safer, more convenient to explore Mailbox Peak
The third Trailhead Direct route will offer transit service from North Bend to Mailbox Peak, reducing unsafe overcrowding at the parking lot for one of the most popular hiking trails in the state.
Executive Constantine on winning 2026 FIFA World Cup bid
King County Executive Dow Constantine made the following statement after FIFA chose the North American "United 2026" bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. Seattle is one of 17 U.S. sites that will be considered to host matches.
Executive Constantine releases statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision on treaty rights
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to let stand an appeals court ruling that determined Washington’s culverts and other pipes under state roadways violate fishing treaties with northwest tribes.
Executive Constantine: 'Now is the moment for everyone to commit to doing the thing they do best, to make the most difference, and for us to hold one another accountable'
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement regarding the city of Seattle's decision to withdraw its employee hours tax.
VIDEO: Executive Constantine on the Trump administration separating children from parents seeking asylum: 'This is not who are as Americans'
King County Executive Dow Constantine joined other elected officials and community leaders to demand that the Trump administration immediately end its practice of separating children from parents who came to the United States seeking asylum. Below is a transcript of his remarks.
Executive Constantine announces former Gov. Gary Locke will chair the community-led effort to ensure a complete, accurate Census count in 2020
Former Gov. Gary Locke – who oversaw the 2010 Census while he served as the Commerce Secretary during the Obama administration – will chair a community-led effort to ensure a complete, accurate Census count in 2020, Executive Constantine announced.
Executive Constantine on the passing of Executive Randy Revelle: His tirelessness, passion of the underserved, and commitment to health care for all continue to inspire our work
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the passing of Executive Randy Revelle, who served from 1981-1985.
King County wins lawsuit, blocks federal government from terminating science-based teen pregnancy prevention program
In a major victory to King County, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services illegally terminated a sexual health education grant to Public Health — Seattle & King County. Today's judicial action adds momentum to a national effort to push back against the politicization of public health initiatives and marks the fourth time in recent weeks that federal courts have ruled against the Trump administration.
Executive Constantine proposes legislation to protect King County’s most vulnerable forests, farmlands and shorelines
King County Executive Dow Constantine will transmit an ordinance to the King County Council to protect thousands of acres of forests, farmlands and shorelines. The move is part of an effort to save King County’s most at-risk open space before development reshapes what makes this region great.
Executive sends legislation to County Council on arts, culture, and tourism promotion
King County Executive Dow Constantine will transmit a motion to the King County Council allocating hotel/motel tax revenues for arts programs, museums, workforce housing, and programs for homeless youth. Lodging taxes would also be allocated to two regional public facilities districts for basic stadium infrastructure.
King County is now a leading producer of clean, renewable biofuel that can be used by commercial vehicles
At its South Treatment Plant in Renton, King County is purifying the biogas into renewable natural gas, an alternative to fossil fuels that generates revenue for the county while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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.