King County Executive
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.
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.