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Dow Constantine



First community-vote funded investment will expand Cemetery Pond Open Space area in East Renton
The Cemetery Pond Open Space area in East Renton has received $50,000 as part of King County’s participatory budgeting process. This is the first of dozens of projects that voters chose earlier this year as part of the budgeting and will be used for acquiring critical green infrastructure.


Executive Constantine appoints experienced business leader as Chief Information Officer
Executive Constantine appointed Megan Clarke as King County’s new Chief Information Officer following a nationwide recruitment search. Clarke is set to step into the role in January 2023.


King County’s state-of-the-art station in Georgetown will be ready to protect the Duwamish River and Puget Sound from stormwater pollution this rainy season
King County’s new $275 million Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station will be ready for crews to operate this rainy season enabling better protection of the Duwamish River and Puget Sound from stormwater pollution during severe rainstorms, which are occurring more frequently due to climate change.


Fire-damaged land poses new threat from winter weather, Executive Constantine urges residents to be prepared
After a lengthy fire season this fall, looming winter weather could create flash floods and debris flows on scarred land and residents should be ready for any potential hazards.


Executive Constantine on adoption of $15.8 billion biennial King County budget: A road map to our values
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement after the King County Council unanimously passed a $15.8 billion biennial budget that adopts major investments in his priority areas focused on battling the climate crisis and restoring our environment, ensuring every person has a home, ensuring a community where every person is safe, and uprooting racism and racial disparities.


King County and King County Police Officer’s Guild negotiate successful collective bargaining agreement, including full civilian oversight and use of body-worn cameras set to begin next year
King County and the King County Police Officer’s Guild have negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement including general wage increases, implementation of the authority of the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight, and future use of body-worn cameras.


People experiencing homelessness are helping King County restore Green River habitat, learn job skills
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ second Jobs and Housing Program crew is helping maintain completed restoration projects and lay the foundation for future restoration successes.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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