King County Executive
Results of heat mapping project show inequitable impact of hotter summers, will inform actions by King County and City of Seattle
The results of a heat mapping project that King County and the City of Seattle conducted last summer quantifies the harmful impact that hotter summers are having on the region, exacerbating inequities. The scientific study will inform both immediate and long-term actions.
King County announces second Health Through Housing hotel purchase in partnership with City of Renton
King County has purchased the former Extended Stay America hotel in Renton and will launch a partnership with the City of Renton to provide permanent supportive housing for more than 100 people experiencing chronic homelessness. This is the second hotel purchase in County Executive Dow Constantine’s Health through Housing initiative.
Continued pandemic response, rental assistance, court backlog, and equitable recovery investments in $200 million eighth COVID emergency supplemental budget
Executive Constantine transmitted his eighth COVID emergency supplemental budget to the King County Council, appropriating $200 million in funding, including $70 million from the American Rescue Plan.
King County completes 70 percent vaccination; mask directive to end June 29
King County has crossed the 70 percent threshold for residents age 16+ to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series, and is the largest county in the nation to reach 70% amongst adult residents. The Local Health Officer’s directive on mask use will end on June 29.
NOTICIAS: el condado de King completa la vacunación al 70 por ciento; directiva de mascarillas hasta el 29 de junio
Con más de 1.3 millones de residentes mayores de 16 años completando su serie de vacunas, el nivel de vacunación de la comunidad también terminará con la directiva de uso de mascarillas del Oficial de Salud Local en dos semanas el 29 de junio.
Urgent gun violence prevention investments in Executive Constantine budget proposal
Executive Constantine introduced new priority investments to prevent gun violence, including scaling up the Regional Peacekeepers Collective in a new emergency budget amendment proposal to the County Council.
King County selects Community Investment Committee members to guide $10 million investments in urban unincorporated areas
A review group of community members and King County staff selected 21 residents of different backgrounds and geographies for a new committee to create a process that will allow communities to choose how to invest $10 million in their neighborhoods.