King County Executive
ACTION! New effort to promote film production in King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new Creative Economy Initiative and an Executive Order prioritizing film production in King County. Constantine unveiled the proposal while slinging cherry pie and black coffee to local actors and musicians at the iconic Twede’s Café in North Bend, site of the legendary “Twin Peaks” Double R Diner.
Executive Constantine proposes health, property tax assistance, and youth well-being investments in supplemental budget
King County Executive Dow Constantine will transmit a $169 million supplement to the 2019-2020 budget that contains funding for emerging issues. The update, to be considered by the King County Council, will be paid by savings, existing funds from the adopted $14 billion budget, new grants, and higher-than-expected revenues.
Next round of service expansion: King County Metro adds 1,350 new bus trips per week
King County Metro is adding more transit service in more places in the 10th consecutive expansion since 2015. Hundreds of new trips will be added seven days per week on more than 35 routes throughout King County – 1,350 weekly trips in total – thanks to Metro investments and Seattle Transportation Benefit District funds from City of Seattle.
King County Search and Rescue volunteers receive Executive's Award for Community Resilience
King County Executive Dow Constantine honored King County Search and Rescue volunteers with the ninth annual Executive's Award for Community Resilience, citing the organization's exemplary service during the February 2019 snow emergency.
Executive Constantine on urgent action needed to address youth vaping
Following the first known case of severe vaping-related lung illness locally, King County Executive Dow Constantine is calling for steps to address the urgent and rapid increase in youth vaping and to protect the health of our young people from products that may cause harm.
Less than 19 percent of local youth get the recommended amount of exercise. A new community coalition supported by King County and University of Washington will change that.
Too many young people in King County – particularly in communities of color – face barriers to physical activity even in a region famous for outdoor recreation, a new study conducted by the University of Washington’s Center for Leadership in Athletics in partnership with King County Parks and the Aspen Institute found. A new coalition that will include local professional sports teams and community-based organizations will implement the report's recommendations.
Bringing the region together to fight homelessness: Seattle and King County unveil new authority to unify response systems and services
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today transmitted legislation to their respective councils creating the new King County Regional Homelessness Authority to oversee a unified response to homelessness.