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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]

LETTER: ‘Some council members want to tell us when we can trim our trees…’

LETTER: ‘Some council members want to tell us when we can trim our trees…’

[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:] Some council members want to tell us... [Read more]

And they’re off – here’s who’s running for Des Moines offices (so far…)

And they’re off – here’s who’s running for Des Moines offices (so far…)

Monday, May 13 was the first day to file to run for office with King County Elections for 2013, and the race for Des Moines City Council is off and running. Incumbents Matt Pina, Carmen Scott, Melissa... [Read more]