Tagged with 'Politics'

LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by Des Moines Councilmember Traci Buxton. It reflects her personal opinion only:] On several occasions now, I have heard some concern... [Read more]

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Des Moines City Council

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Des Moines City Council

The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list of candidates who have filed for office. The top two vote-getters for each... [Read more]

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time... [Read more]

Councilmembers Rob Back, Luisa Bangs & Jeremy Nutting file for re-election

Councilmembers Rob Back, Luisa Bangs & Jeremy Nutting file for re-election

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Waterland Blog allows residents running for office one free post to announce their candidacy: Monday, May 13 was the First Day of King County Elections Filing. On Monday, May 13,... [Read more]

Upthegrove successfully removes Dick’s Drive-in site from consideration

Upthegrove successfully removes Dick’s Drive-in site from consideration

An amendment proposed by Sound Transit Board Member Dave Upthegrove was adopted by the Sound Transit System Expansion Committee on Thursday, May 9, 2019, removing the Kent Dick’s Drive-in site from future... [Read more]

May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove: June Leonard Place Opening in Renton June Leonard Place, 48-units of affordable housing for working families and veterans, recently opened in downtown Renton. King County... [Read more]

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

On Monday, April 22, Congressman Adam Smith reintroduced the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act, legislation to establish a national study on the sources, characteristics, dispersion,... [Read more]

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s... [Read more]

Mayor, Council strongly support City Manager pay raise despite social media flak

Mayor, Council strongly support City Manager pay raise despite social media flak

Mayor Matt Pina By Jack Mayne City Manager Michael Matthias’s pay raise got unanimous Des Moines City Council approval Thursday night (April 11) as Mayor Matt Pina defended the action after a minor storm... [Read more]

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: Opposition to the Sound Transit Proposed Site at S. 240th St and SR 99  After speaking with a host of city leaders, Sound Transit... [Read more]

Unanimous approval of raise for City Manager sparks online opposition

Unanimous approval of raise for City Manager sparks online opposition

By Jack Mayne Lots of citizen complaints filled social media on Friday (April 5), following the Des Moines City Council increasing City Manager Michale Matthias’ annual salary to $199,000 a year, plus... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

Once in financial danger, City Council hears city trending in right direction

Once in financial danger, City Council hears city trending in right direction

By Jack Mayne A few years ago, Des Moines was on the brink of financial ruin with borrowing rates heading upward, but what a difference a few years makes. The City Council was told at its meeting Thursday... [Read more]

Martinelli for City Council Policy Positions

Martinelli for City Council Policy Positions

From Advertiser Anthony Martinelli for City Council: Martinelli for City Council Policy Positions Recently longtime Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli announced his candidacy for Des Moines City... [Read more]

City of Des Moines awards grant to support West African Community Council

City of Des Moines awards grant to support West African Community Council

The City of Des Moines announced that it has awarded $6,664 to support the West African Community Council (WACC) in 2019. Here’s more from the city: The West African Community Council was formed... [Read more]

Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has unanimously approved changes in the city’s ordinance that would allow them to control any potential “enhanced service facilities” (ESF) or mental health... [Read more]