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Dow Constantine


August

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."

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Dow Constantine
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