Tagged with 'city council'

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne To help balance the city budget, the Des Moines City Council increased taxes on utilities to 8 percent at Thursday night’s session (Nov. 6). Approved unanimously were 2 percent increases... [Read more]

Local Judge worried about ‘significant increase’ in domestic violence cases

Local Judge worried about ‘significant increase’ in domestic violence cases

by Jack Mayne Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan last week told the Des Moines City Council her court recently has had a large increase in both domestic violence and drunk driving cases. In her seventh annual... [Read more]

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines Marina fund has for several years been used to supplement money in the city’s general fund and now Marina tenants are pushing for this to stop before the facility is doomed... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Proposed Tree Ordinance 14-043 not needed or wanted’

LETTER: ‘Proposed Tree Ordinance 14-043 not needed or wanted’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Contrary to what some people want you... [Read more]

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Kaplan read Resolution No. 14-153-A into the record books, and now the paved trail running from 200th to the Pier is named for Carmen Scott…

Farmers Market posters presented to Des Moines City Councilmembers

Farmers Market posters presented to Des Moines City Councilmembers

At the Des Moines City Council Meeting on May 22, the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market presented to the Mayor and Council Members framed posters of their first 8 years of doing business. The posters... [Read more]

New Des Moines Marina project will take three to five years to finish

New Des Moines Marina project will take three to five years to finish

by Jack Mayne It will be three to five years to complete the waterfront marina project, the developer said two months after the Des Moines City Council approved the outline of the project. At the March... [Read more]

Burien follows Des Moines in approving marijuana zoning

Burien follows Des Moines in approving marijuana zoning

While the Des Moines City Council voted 6-0 in November to approve zoning and land use regulations for recreational marijuana licensees, the Burien City Council voted 5-2 Monday night (Feb. 3) to adopt... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns favor Nutting, Galvan

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns favor Nutting, Galvan

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election have been released, and the first tallies for Des Moines races are: City of Des Moines Council Position No. 1 Matt Pina: 2751 98.18% Write-in:... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader submits another cartoon about City Council election

LETTER: Reader submits another cartoon about City Council election

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Hi again, Please post this political... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader submits political cartoon about City Council election

LETTER: Reader submits political cartoon about City Council election

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor- Please publish this... [Read more]

LETTER: Local businesswoman endorses Municipal Court Judge Candidate

LETTER: Local businesswoman endorses Municipal Court Judge Candidate

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Competence & Compassion – Dave... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It does not help us or our city to disparage the leaders we have in place’

LETTER: ‘It does not help us or our city to disparage the leaders we have in place’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] We have an election coming up in Des... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader announces his endorsement for Des Moines City Council

LETTER: Reader announces his endorsement for Des Moines City Council

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] There are times when you want to reach... [Read more]

Local politics, in all its drama and glory, alive and well at North Hill Forum

Local politics, in all its drama and glory, alive and well at North Hill Forum

Story & Photos by Justin Bennett “That’s not true, it wasn’t…” “I believe I have seven minutes – is there a problem with that?” “There is not a problem but you are stating something... [Read more]

After four days of closures, local businesses could use YOUR help

After four days of closures, local businesses could use YOUR help

After having to close and forgo their regular daily revenue, numerous local businesses are suffering badly and need YOUR help – that’s why it’s “Marina District Business Week”... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Des Moines Mayor responds to councilmember Sheckler

LETTER: Former Des Moines Mayor responds to councilmember Sheckler

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the editor of the Waterland... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader wonders how much money city council candidates spend

LETTER: Reader wonders how much money city council candidates spend

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: Update on our Election... [Read more]