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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]

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

by Jack Mayne A proposal for a $3.4 billion methanol plant in Tacoma’s tide flats has been put on hold, and the Des Moines City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the plant at Thursday’s... [Read more]

Former Mayor & Councilmember Don Wasson has passed; memorial March 12

Former Mayor & Councilmember Don Wasson has passed; memorial March 12

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised on Feb. 29, 2016: Former Des Moines Mayor and longtime councilmember Donald F. Wasson passed away on Feb. 20, 2016. Wasson was 90-years old, and was a well-known... [Read more]

Furloughs delayed by Des Moines City Council, but chickens are promoted

Furloughs delayed by Des Moines City Council, but chickens are promoted

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was expected to discuss furloughing city staff this year to save nearly $286,000 and moved the issue to the Council meeting of Feb. 11, but the Council did hear... [Read more]

City Council honors departing member Bob Sheckler, passes budget changes

City Council honors departing member Bob Sheckler, passes budget changes

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council completed a review and unanimously approved required changes in the biennial budget, and honored retiring member Bob Sheckler at his last meeting. The Council... [Read more]

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Kaplan says utility tax is off Dec. 17 council agenda

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Kaplan says utility tax is off Dec. 17 council agenda

[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:] Based on conversations with fellow... [Read more]

Citizen Activist seeks public release of all documents – for all King County cities

Citizen Activist seeks public release of all documents – for all King County cities

Tim Clemans @tandrewclemans by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told Thursday night that a citizen named Tim Clemans has demanded release of all public records of the city – as well as for all... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Bangs leads; Fire passing; Gregerson losing in SeaTac

ELECTION RESULTS: Bangs leads; Fire passing; Gregerson losing in SeaTac

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) General Election have been released by King County Elections, and the early tallies for Des Moines City Council shows that Luisa Bangs will win easily,... [Read more]

Wesley Homes hosting Candidates Forum on Thursday, Oct. 29

Wesley Homes hosting Candidates Forum on Thursday, Oct. 29

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been revised with the correct date. Advertiser Wesley Homes will be holding a Candidates Forum from 2 – 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, featuring candidates for Des Moines... [Read more]

Former Mayor Bob Sheckler says no rules violated in taking Miami Beach trip

Former Mayor Bob Sheckler says no rules violated in taking Miami Beach trip

Bob Sheckler at the groundbreaking ceremony for the then-Artemis Hotel. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne A union that represents hotel workers claims Des Moines Councilmember – and former Mayor... [Read more]

Jeremy Nutting announces that he will run for re-election to City Council

Jeremy Nutting announces that he will run for re-election to City Council

Councilmember Jeremy Nutting on Monday (April 13) announced his intention to seek a full term on the Des Moines City Council. Appointed in May 2013 to the seat vacated by former Councilmember Dan Caldwell,... [Read more]

Luisa Bangs throws her hat into the ring for a seat on Des Moines City Council

Luisa Bangs throws her hat into the ring for a seat on Des Moines City Council

Resident Luisa Bangs announced this week that she will be running for a seat on the Des Moines City Council. Bangs works for the Port of Seattle at Sea-Tac Airport, and has lived in Des Moines for 15... [Read more]