King County Executive
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.
King County creates an Immigrant and Refugee Commission to expand opportunity and help uphold the region’s promise as a welcoming community
Executive Constantine today signed legislation to establish the King County Immigrant and Refugee Commission, a permanent body that will serve as a hub for organizations that strengthen immigrant and refugee communities.
Executive Constantine thanks state House for approving a bill to ban bump stocks
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement after the state House of Representatives approved a bill prohibiting trigger modification devices known as "bump stocks."
Greater Seattle area leads the nation in transit ridership growth
The greater Seattle-area led the country with the highest growth in people choosing transit, adding 4.7 million trips in 2017 to reach an all-time record high of 191.7 million. The increase follows continued investment in bus and light rail service that together offers riders frequent and reliable travel options.
King County sues federal government to restore funding for science-based teen pregnancy prevention
King County is challenging a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services decision to cancel federal teen pregnancy prevention grants that fund sexual health education developed by Public Health—Seattle & King County. The lawsuit is part of a national effort to push back against the politicization of public health initiatives.
Supporting volunteer-driven projects to make Unincorporated King County communities safer, more vibrant and better connected
Competitive grants from King County will help community organizations in unincorporated areas expand volunteer-driven projects and events.
King County, Seattle Foundation partner with 27 nonprofits to improve health, social, and economic outcomes
New partnerships funded by King County and Seattle Foundation will help address the startling racial inequities in the region. The 27 nonprofits that successfully competed for $2.5 million funding will achieve multiple goals, such as empowering small family businesses facing displacement in their neighborhood, connecting youth of color with city leaders to prevent violence, and making it possible for more people of color to participate in the green economy.
Connecting a thriving new Des Moines business park to high-capacity Sound Transit light rail
Executive Constantine led the celebration of a new Metro Transit shuttle service that will connect a thriving new business park in Des Moines to Sound Transit’s Angle Lake light rail station.
Executive Constantine announces new members of inquest review committee, first public focus group
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced two new members of his King County Inquest Review Committee, which he convened in December to review and recommend changes to the police shooting inquest process. The Review Committee will hear from the public in three special meetings, the first on Jan. 27.
Executive Constantine and Chair McDermott: The Department of Justice has ramped up its campaign of intimidation
King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Council Chair Joe McDermott today issued the following statement in response to a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Executive Constantine proposes new Department of Local Services to better serve residents of Unincorporated King County
To develop new and better ways to serve Unincorporated King County, Executive Dow Constantine today proposed a new Department of Local Services to improve the delivery of services in rural areas as well as the major remaining urban unincorporated communities.
Creating opportunities for young people who face systemic barriers to success
King County will partner with 10 community-based organizations to provide education, job training, mentoring, and other crucial resources and opportunities to young people who face systemic barriers to pursuing their goals.
Regional leaders come together to craft community plan to prevent homelessness
Executive Constantine, Mayor Durkan and Mayor Backus convene the first meeting of One Table to develop a community-driven homelessness crisis response. Efforts will focus on action steps to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless.
Executive Constantine releases statement on passing of Gov. Spellman
King County Executive Constantine released the following statement on the passing of Gov. Spellman, who served as King County Executive from 1969 to 1981.
King County enrollment in ACA is surging – and still a few more days to sign up
Despite federal efforts to repeal and undermine the Affordable Care Act, local enrollment in the health insurance exchange is up by 17 percent compared to last year.
Executive Constantine orders temporary halt to police shooting inquests
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that all police shooting inquests will be put on hold while the Review Committee he convened last month considers potential reforms and submits its recommendations. In a separate decision, the King County District Court Presiding Judge will not be accepting new requests to conduct inquests.