King County Executive
Charged up and ready to go! Metro’s battery bus fleet celebrates opening of charging facility and beginning of battery-electric bus service
King County Metro has opened a brand-new charging facility for its battery-electric bus fleet, a first step towards achieving its commitment to transition the fleet to zero-emission vehicles powered by renewable energy by 2035. The state-of-the-art base is located in a community that has historically borne the brunt of the impact of air pollution.
King County Parks is the largest park system in the nation to earn Salmon-Safe certification, contributing to Executive Constantine's Clean Water Healthy Habitat
After a rigorous review by environmental nonprofit Salmon-Safe and its independent science team, King County Parks became the largest park system in the country to earn certification.
Executive Constantine and Clean the World launch mobile shower for people experiencing homelessness in King County
Executive Dow Constantine announced the launch of a new program bringing a mobile shower to people experiencing homelessness in Kent, Renton, and Seattle. The mobile shower by Clean the World, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability, brings health and hygiene to those currently unsheltered in our region.
King County planning expanded enhanced shelter and behavioral health services hub in SoDo with new lease
Executive Constantine shared his proposal for the expansion of critical shelter and behavioral health services in SoDo, including micro-modular shelters, a sobering center, and supports for RV residents. The services hub will be a partnership between King County, the City of Seattle, and the King County Regional Homelessness Authority.
With local concrete market failing regional infrastructure projects, King County to pursue facilitating concrete manufacturing along with public partners
Executive Constantine provided legislation to the King County Council calling for a study of the County’s ability to facilitate the manufacture of concrete, ensuring that critical infrastructure construction is not inhibited in the future.
Executive Constantine’s ninth COVID-19 emergency budget funds $55 million in Public Health response
King County Executive Dow Constantine this week transmitted the ninth COVID-19 supplemental budget to the King County Council. The $157 million budget includes $55 million for Public Health to continue testing and isolation and quarantine centers.
Executive Constantine statement on Teamsters Local 174 offer to return to work
"Today's offer by Teamsters to return to work at three locations will help critical projects get back on track while negotiations for a three year contract continue."
Inquests to resume in King County, first case to be heard beginning March 15
After a top-to-bottom revamping of the process initiated by King County Executive Dow Constantine, inquests into law enforcement-involved deaths are set to resume in King County on March 15.
King County purchases Health Through Housing site in Kirkland - Second on Eastside and Tenth Overall
Following a building suitability review, King County has closed on the purchase of the former La Quinta Inn and & Suites in Kirkland. The hotel is the 10th Health Through Housing site and will provide permanent supportive housing for people experiencing or at-risk of chronic homelessness. This is the County’s first Health Through Housing purchase in 2022, and its second location on the Eastside.
King County marks two years of COVID outbreak, looks ahead to next phase of pandemic response
Two years since the outbreak in America began right here in King County, our community has been tested and responded with resiliency. From vaccines to rapid tests to rental assistance, King County has supported our residents throughout the pandemic.