Executive Constantine's Best Starts for Kids initiative placed on November ballot

Thursday, July 23, 2015

King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked the Metropolitan King County Council for voting 8-1 to place his Best Starts for Kids initiative on the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot.

The proposed six-year levy would provide funding for prevention and early intervention programs designed to increase the number of King County children and youth who reach adulthood healthy and ready to contribute to the region's prosperity.

Executive Constantine said, "Thanks to today's action by Councilmembers, voters will have the option to invest earlier in the development of our children and youth, when we have the greatest chance to help them reach their full potential. 
"Best Starts for Kids is how we will transform the way we invest in our next generation, to finally provide the upstream solutions that prevent negative outcomes such as mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and incarceration. By making the latest research and tools available to every parent and caregiver in our community, we will be able to produce the talented, creative and motivated workforce we need to remain a prosperous region.



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