King County Executive
Voters approve Crisis Care Centers Levy—a generational investment to transform the behavioral health system in King County
King County voters approved the Crisis Care Centers levy, Executive Constantine’s proposal to create a countywide network of five crisis care centers, restore and expand residential treatment beds, and grow the community behavioral health workforce. The broad coalition who backed the proposal now turns to planning and implementation of this nation-leading opportunity to expand behavioral health access.
King County asking for community input on budget cuts after state’s failure to fix county’s broken tax system
King County launched a community survey to gather input on budget priorities from residents. The budget cuts are required because the legislature did not fix the outdated property tax revenue limits for counties.
King County announces settlement with Juul in youth e-cigarette lawsuit
King County has reached a settlement with Juul Labs, Inc. in the county’s case over youth e-cigarette use. The settlement will provide local resources to amplify programs that reduce and deter nicotine use among youth.
Executive Constantine and Mayor Harrell announce new Capitol Hill Health Through Housing building operators, residents expected to move in this fall
King County Executive Dow Constantine and City of Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the operators for the newest Health Through Housing building — a 35-unit building providing permanent supportive housing in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
New Customer Service Center opening this week with easier in-person access for King County residents
King County will open its new Customer Service Center to the public on April 20. The center, located on the second floor of King Street Center in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood, is designed to be a "one-stop shop" for many of the most-requested services offered by King County.
Executive Constantine tours successful Riverbend site, a major Cedar River restoration project that reduces flood risks, improves salmon habitat, provides more food for orcas
King County’s recently completed restoration project along the Cedar River east of Renton simultaneously reduced flood risks, improved salmon habitat, and increased the food supply for southern resident orcas.