Executive outlines need to strengthen infrastructure
February 12, 2013
King County Executive Dow Constantine outlined initiatives to curb gun violence, provide easier access to services for military veterans and family members, and enroll 180,000 uninsured residents into affordable health care.
Constantine presented the proposals to the public and the King County Council on Feb. 4 in a State of the County address delivered at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry.
In the address, he said the county emerged strong from the challenges created related to the Great Recession, and said priorities for the year focused on the county’s future by strengthening human infrastructure (jobs, health care and veterans services), natural infrastructure (efforts to address climate change, flood protection and environmental cleanup) and built infrastructure (maintaining roads and transit).
Constantine also discussed efforts to address recent gun violence in King County and throughout the United States.