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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


2022

6
OCT

‘The clearest call ever for immediate climate action’: Executive Constantine announces new actions to rapidly reduce countywide greenhouse gas emissions
Executive Constantine’s proposed budget includes actions to decrease countywide greenhouse gas emissions at a faster pace as an analysis of the Puget Sound region shows an urgent need for collective action to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

27
SEP

Executive Constantine unveils 2023 – 2024 budget, highlights investments in key priority areas including clean energy, public safety, housing projects, and behavioral health
King County Executive Dow Constantine joined the King County Council today to present his $15.8 billion biennial Proposed Budget, prioritizing major investments in battling the climate crisis, ensuring every person has a home, improving public safety, and uprooting racism.

26
SEP

Executive Constantine announces plan to bolster behavioral health access by creating crisis care centers, preserving residential treatment, and investing in community behavioral health workforce
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a robust plan to improve the state of behavioral health availability and sustainability in King County alongside a broad coalition of elected officials, behavioral health workers and providers, emergency responders, and businesses.

23
SEP

Making homes in King County greener, healthier, safer: Executive Constantine’s budget proposal will get more homeowners low-interest loans for heat pumps and clean energy retrofits
Building on progress to make King County’s built environment greener and healthier, Executive Constantine wants to provide more equitable access to low-interest home improvement loans that improve air quality and cut greenhouse gas emissions with a new program in his proposed budget.

19
SEP

Executive Constantine announces proposed investments to support a robust public safety plan for King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a set of proposed investments in his biennial budget across multiple departments aimed at reducing crime, gun violence, and behavioral health crises.

14
SEP

King County and State acquire behavioral health treatment center in North Seattle, preserving sixty-four treatment beds
With nearly one-third of mental health residential treatment beds lost in recent years, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the County, using state and local funds, is in the final stage of purchasing Cascade Hall, a 64-bed residential treatment center in north Seattle.

13
SEP

King County Executive Constantine speaks to early success of evidence-based juvenile diversion programming and impacts to public safety
King County Executive Dow Constantine provided details and updates on the early successes of Restorative Community Pathways, a community-based juvenile diversion program.

26
AUG

Executive Constantine appoints Megan Pedersen as temporary Special Deputy to support implementation of crucial improvements inside King County correctional facilities
Executive Constantine has appointed Megan Pedersen, current Director of the Office of Labor Relations, to serve as a temporary Special Deputy to the Executive, stepping into the role immediately to provide additional support in implementing critical actions and improvements related to staffing, operations, and health and safety in King County correctional facilities.

25
AUG

One-week countdown: Free Youth Transit Pass starts Sept. 1
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced today the one-week countdown to the Free Youth Transit Pass at a celebration and rally with advocates, young leaders, families, and officials who were champions for the change. King County will also join regional transit agencies in lowering ORCA LIFT fares to $1.

19
AUG

Executive Constantine proclaims a Local Public Health Emergency for Monkeypox
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued an emergency proclamation today declaring monkeypox a public health emergency in King County. This proclamation will provide Public Health – Seattle & King County with more flexibility to respond to the current monkeypox outbreak.

17
AUG

45 projects selected for initial King County participatory budgeting awards
During King County’s first Participatory Budgeting vote, community members cast more than 2,600 ballots and chose 45 projects that King County will fund in East Federal Way, East Renton, Fairwood, Skyway, and White Center.

16
AUG

More than 12,000 child care providers in King County to receive one-time payments totaling $7 million
More than 12,000 child care workers across King County are expected to receive one-time retention payments funded through a partnership between King County and the City of Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning.

16
AUG

Executive Constantine announces a combined $8.2 million for community-led projects that will offer recreational opportunities, provide access to open space, and restore river corridors
The King County Council approved a plan proposed by Executive Dow Constantine to allocate a combined $8.2 million in grant funding for 37 community-led projects that will increase access to recreational opportunities and restore floodplain habitats throughout the region.

11
AUG

Executive Constantine announces coalition to tackle behavioral health crisis in King County
A coalition of elected leaders, health care professionals, crisis responders and community organizations announced they will develop a broad policy approach to improving the state of behavioral health availability and sustainability for King County.

3
AUG

Executive Constantine statement on in-custody death
"On behalf of all King County residents and employees, I’m saddened by this tragedy and wish to extend our shared condolences to the family of the individual who died."

28
JUL

Executive Constantine directs Water Taxi to expand Vashon service today during Fauntleroy Dock closure
Adds additional sailing this afternoon during dock closure following incident with Cathlamet ferry at Fauntleroy dock.

27
JUL

Executive Constantine demonstrates progress on making region's treatment plant more resilient to climate impacts as King County hosts national conference for clean water agencies
King County crews are preparing to install on-site batteries at West Point Treatment Plant, providing operators with an uninterruptable power supply when voltage sags occur. It’s the latest in a series of improvements to make the 56-year-old treatment plant more resilient to climate impacts.

26
JUL

Executive Constantine announces King County’s first-ever Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy, strengthening the region’s resiliency, response, and recovery
King County has developed its first-ever Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy, a set of 12 recommended actions to improve preparedness, response, and recovery as the region experiences hotter, drier summers due to climate change.

8
JUL

Public advisory committee and reorganization for King County Sheriff’s Office under new plan from Sheriff Cole-Tindall and Executive Constantine
Executive Dow Constantine and King County Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall announced new plans and updates for the vision, structure, and community engagement of the King County Sheriff’s Office, including the creation of a community advisory board.

5
JUL

Executive Constantine signs order to prevent King County executive branch resources being used in abortion-related investigations
King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an executive order preventing any of the County’s executive branch resources from being used in out-of-state abortion-related prosecutions.

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