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Des Moines Council told city has become ‘solvent, strong and sustainable’

Des Moines Council told city has become ‘solvent, strong and sustainable’

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council held its first budget session on Thursday (Aug. 2) for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year, the first of many meetings ahead leading to a potential final decision by... [Read more]

Chief says ‘tough week’ for Des Moines Cops who backed Kent Police

Chief says ‘tough week’ for Des Moines Cops who backed Kent Police

By Jack Mayne Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas said it had been a “tough week for the officers” in light of the early Sunday morning (July 22) tragedy when a Kent Police Officer was killed when... [Read more]

City Manager responds to comments from last week’s Council meeting

City Manager responds to comments from last week’s Council meeting

By Michael Matthias City Manager, Des Moines In response to certain statements and questions that have been circulating and were brought forward at a recent Des Moines City Council meeting, I offer this... [Read more]

Wesley Homes selected by Des Moines City Council to run Senior Center

Wesley Homes selected by Des Moines City Council to run Senior Center

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council at study session Thursday (June 7) approved a two year pilot program to replace the retiring head of Senior Services with a contract with management by Wesley... [Read more]

New Des Moines Police Chief, other hires introduced to Council Thursday night

New Des Moines Police Chief, other hires introduced to Council Thursday night

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was introduced to a number of new city department heads by City Manager Michael Matthias at their Thursday (May 24) meeting. Matthias had earlier appointed Police... [Read more]

Council expresses support of efforts to redraw Highline School boundaries

Council expresses support of efforts to redraw Highline School boundaries

By Jack Mayne After Highline School District officials explained that efforts to produce a new school boundaries decision that would meet as many objections and suggestions as possible, the Des Moines... [Read more]

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council at their Thursday (April 12) meeting unanimously approved placing a resolution on its April 26th agenda objecting to a Highline School District proposal to change... [Read more]

Des Moines drafting new ordinance to allow low powered cell network expansion

Des Moines drafting new ordinance to allow low powered cell network expansion

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was briefed at a study session Thursday (April 5) on city legislation being drafted to allow the expansion of new low-powered cellular networks that will provide... [Read more]

Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

By Jack Mayne The city of Des Moines has had many budget woes over the past few years, often scraping up unusual responses, but that has changed this fiscal year – City Manager Matthew Matthias told the Council study session…

Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

By Jack Mayne The City of Des Moines has joined SeaTac city officials in wanting consideration of a second international airport, and says a potential connection of the state ferry system could be another... [Read more]

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Council meeting at their study session Thursday (Feb. 1) unanimously apporoved a plan to set up a police recruit training program for entry level officers that would be in... [Read more]

Des Moines contract with former Mayor Kaplan defended as legal by city

Des Moines contract with former Mayor Kaplan defended as legal by city

By Jack Mayne City Manager Michael Matthias told the City Council at last Thursday’s meeting (Jan. 11) that the city entering into an agreement with former Mayor and Councilmember Dave Kaplan will... [Read more]

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The first Des Moines City Council meeting of the new year was largely framed around newly elected and reelected members. At the regular Thursday, Jan. 11 Des Moines City Council meeting,... [Read more]

Tree mitigation ordinances passed by Des Moines Council Thursday night

Tree mitigation ordinances passed by Des Moines Council Thursday night

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council approved on Thursday evening (Dec. 7) two ordinances that will establish a framework for handling mitigation for trees removed and replaced around the construction... [Read more]

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

By Jack Mayne At the Des Moines Council meeting Thursday (Nov. 30), Mayor Matt Pina honored outgoing Highline College President Jack Bermingham, 68, who is retiring next week after 22 years heading the... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney likely winners

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney likely winners

King County Elections on Wednesday (Nov. 8) released the second round of results, and it appears that the initial leaders all have substantial enough margins that – barring some kind of crazy comeback... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First round favors Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First round favors Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early tallies for Des Moines City Council shows that two incumbents are leading: City Of Des Moines... [Read more]

A message from Matt Mahoney for Des Moines City Council

A message from Matt Mahoney for Des Moines City Council

Dear Des Moines Residents, My name is Matt Mahoney and I am a candidate for Des Moines City Council Position 7. Since my wife Beverly (Bev) and I made the decision to run for office in December of 2016... [Read more]

A message from Matt Pina for Des Moines City Council

A message from Matt Pina for Des Moines City Council

From Advertiser Matt Pina: As a nearly life-long resident, you have honored me with the opportunity to serve my community as an elected official: first on the Highline School Board, and most recently as... [Read more]

Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council

Anthony Martinelli receives endorsements in bid for Des Moines City Council

The campaign to elect Anthony Martinelli to Des Moines City Council, Position 1 has garnered a wide-range of endorsements, including from labor groups, community leaders and current and former lawmakers... [Read more]