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Dow Constantine


January

30
JAN

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.

26
JAN

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.

24
JAN

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.

22
JAN

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.

19
JAN

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.

19
JAN

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.

16
JAN

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.

11
JAN

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.

8
JAN

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.

8
JAN

Executive Constantine names Casey Sixkiller as Chief Operating Officer
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced that Casey Sixkiller will serve as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for managing the departments and coordinating key policies among other duties.

8
JAN

Executive Constantine appoints five members to the Sound Transit Board committed to building a world-class regional transit system
Executive Constantine appointed five elected leaders to the Sound Transit Board of Directors who will bring a combination of experience and new ideas needed to meet the strong demand for high-capacity mass transit.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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