Working together to repair our region 

On Sunday, King County Executive Dow Constantine joined King County employees and volunteers to clean up and repair damage done to County buildings and resources. Executive Constantine shared his experience on Twitter, and through this accompanying message. 

I was in downtown Seattle this morning to personally thank King County employees and volunteers who are repairing our facilities that were damaged by violent opportunists who hijacked last night’s peaceful protest against racial injustice. Some of our facilities – a childcare center, a homeless shelter, a homeless day center, bus stops – had broken windows or were spray-painted. Yet thanks to the rapid response by our employees and volunteers, we are on track to reopen all our downtown services tomorrow morning. The resiliency and dedication of our staff and partners means we can continue to offer the services that keep the people of King County safe and healthy even during a global pandemic. I encourage us to unite as a region for a lasting change that will bring America closer to the promise of our County’s namesake.