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ELECTION: 2 seek to replace Mayor Matt Pina and 5 run to replace Musser, Kaplan

ELECTION: 2 seek to replace Mayor Matt Pina and 5 run to replace Musser, Kaplan

By Jack Mayne As the filing deadline passed, two candidates want to replace Mayor Matt Pina, and incumbent Councilmember Vic Pennington has one person seeking his job for election in 2017. Another three... [Read more]

New aviation advisory committee approved by Des Moines City Council

New aviation advisory committee approved by Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has approved a new aviation advisory committee – to be chaired by the city manager, as well as a pay increase for City Manager Michael Matthias after an “overwhelmingly... [Read more]

Quiet Skies says Des Moines City Council failed at handling airport problems

Quiet Skies says Des Moines City Council failed at handling airport problems

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Quiet Skies group has issued what can only be labeled as an extremely negative view of the City Council in what it calls a quarterly report card on the seven-member governing... [Read more]

Anthony Martinelli files for Des Moines City Council, will run against Matt Pina

Anthony Martinelli files for Des Moines City Council, will run against Matt Pina

Drug policy reform activist and long time Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli filed this week for Des Moines City Council position No. 1, in a bid to defeat incumbent and current Mayor Matt Pina. Four... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development

Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development

By Jack Mayne The latest $80 million development for the North Des Moines commercial area that will soon include the regional Federal Aviation Administration offices was unanimously approved at Thursday... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition has written a letter to Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias, with copies to the Des Moines City Council, seeking answers to “Twenty Questions”... [Read more]

Traci Buxton announces her candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position 5

Traci Buxton announces her candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position 5

Traci Buxton has announced the launch of her campaign for Des Moines City Council, Position #5. This is the seat that Melissa Musser will be vacating at the end of the year. So far, Traci will be facing... [Read more]

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

By Jack Mayne When longtime Des Moines Councilmember Donald Wasson died a year ago he left his waterfront property located at the entrance to Beach Park to the city and now City Council and staff are... [Read more]

Chad Harper announces his campaign for Des Moines City Council

Chad Harper announces his campaign for Des Moines City Council

Citizen Activist Chad Harper (pictured above) announced his campaign Wednesday, March 1, to run for Des Moines City Council, Position #7. Although he apparently hasn’t filed yet with the state Public... [Read more]

Melissa Musser will not seek re-election to the Des Moines City Council

Melissa Musser will not seek re-election to the Des Moines City Council

Melissa Musser, who is a Councilmember for Position #5, and whose term expires at the end of 2017, announced Thursday, Feb. 23 that she will not be seeking re-election to the Des Moines City Council. Musser... [Read more]

Des Moines Police took no part in ‘Dreamer’ arrest that sparked area outrage

Des Moines Police took no part in ‘Dreamer’ arrest that sparked area outrage

By Jack Mayne The arrest last week in Des Moines of a 23-year-old Mexican man brought as a child illegally into the United States but who was given a “Dreamer” work permit under the Obama administration... [Read more]

Former Mayor Dave Kaplan announces he won’t seek re-election to city council

Former Mayor Dave Kaplan announces he won’t seek re-election to city council

Longtime Des Moines City Councilmember and former Mayor Dave Kaplan announced Tuesday, Jan. 31 that he won’t seek re-election this year. He serves in Position #7, and his term expires Dec. 31, 2017. Kaplan... [Read more]

Highline College master plan approved by Des Moines City Council

Highline College master plan approved by Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council approved a new master plan for Highline College’s proposed redevelopment, without objection from the public, at the Thursday night (Jan. 12) meeting. The project... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council selects Michael Matthias as new city manager

Des Moines City Council selects Michael Matthias as new city manager

By Jack Mayne Des Moines has a new city manager effective immediately, and Acting City Manager Michael Matthias will now take the permanent title, the City Council decided 6 to 1. The lone vote against... [Read more]

Des Moines Police investigating neighborhood dog shooting incident

Des Moines Police investigating neighborhood dog shooting incident

By Jack Mayne Des Moines Police are investigating the shooting of a woman’s dog in a city neighborhood last week, but no charges have been filed pending its outcome, said Interim City Manager Michael... [Read more]

No ban, but concerns over Pokémon Go players in Des Moines; plus, take our Poll

No ban, but concerns over Pokémon Go players in Des Moines; plus, take our Poll

A large group of Pokémon Go players congregate in the crowded marina parking lot and pier around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2016 (click image to see larger version). Photo by Diane Towne. By Jack Mayne &... [Read more]

Michael Matthias selected as new Des Moines City Manager

Michael Matthias selected as new Des Moines City Manager

EDITOR’S NOTE: This updated story replaces one from earlier Saturday that had incomplete information about this council meeting. We apologize for the error. By Jack Mayne Assistant Des Moines City Manager... [Read more]

Des Moines City Manager selection James Nichols withdraws application

Des Moines City Manager selection James Nichols withdraws application

James Nichols has informed Strategic Government Resources (SGR) that he is withdrawing as a candidate for the position of Des Moines City Manager. As we previously reported, Nichols was unanimously selected... [Read more]

Public can meet/talk with Des Moines City Council, Staff starting May 26

Public can meet/talk with Des Moines City Council, Staff starting May 26

Beginning on Thursday, May 26, 2016, the public will have an opportunity to discuss issues and items of concern with available City Council and City Staff, the city announced Wednesday. These informal... [Read more]

Des Moines’ finances ‘definitely looking better’; union spat delays contract

Des Moines’ finances ‘definitely looking better’; union spat delays contract

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told the city ended 2015 with a positive balance of $1.3 million on revenues of $18 million and expenditures of $17.4 million. The Council also delayed approving... [Read more]