Tagged with 'Politics'

Anthony Martinelli announces his candidacy for Des Moines City Council

Anthony Martinelli announces his candidacy for Des Moines City Council

Longtime resident and community activist Anthony Martinelli this week announced his 2019 campaign for Des Moines City Council. Martinelli, a former campaign manager for King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove,... [Read more]

VIDEO: City Manager Michael Matthias’ economic forecast for Des Moines

VIDEO: City Manager Michael Matthias’ economic forecast for Des Moines

On Friday, Jan. 12, 2019, City Manager Michael Matthias presented an economic forecast for Des Moines at a Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Download his PowerPoint presentation here (PDF... [Read more]

Des Moines Council hears proposal on potential noise control at Sea-Tac Airport

Des Moines Council hears proposal on potential noise control at Sea-Tac Airport

By Jack Mayne A local attorney has proposed that the Des Moines City Council endorse a proposal that would require the Port of Seattle to control noise at the rapidly developing and growing Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

Advertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

Advertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: 8 in 2018 The New Year is a chance to reflect on the past year, and look forward to the year ahead. I wanted to share some of my... [Read more]

Meet with Washington State Rep. Tina Orwall on Wednesday, Dec. 12

Meet with Washington State Rep. Tina Orwall on Wednesday, Dec. 12

ACLU Burien People Power and Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Community will be welcoming 33rd Legislative District Rep. Tina Orwall to meet with the community on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The location... [Read more]

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

Des Moines City Attorney Tim George By Jack Mayne Donations collected by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation intended to aid in the support of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department were not always... [Read more]

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

By Jack Mayne Arrest of a Tacoma man suspected of murder in Redondo Square shopping area was possible quickly because of a citizen’s response to police request for information, the police chief told... [Read more]

ELECTION: Wilson, Gregerson, Keiser, Jayapal, Cantwell all winning

ELECTION: Wilson, Gregerson, Keiser, Jayapal, Cantwell all winning

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election are in, and here are the early returns: Legislative District 30 State Senator: Mark Miloscia (Prefers Republican Party): 14,301 • 46.7% Claire... [Read more]

City of Des Moines seeking public input for Shoreline Master Program Review

City of Des Moines seeking public input for Shoreline Master Program Review

The City of Des Moines will be holding an Open House to solicit feedback on the ongoing Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center. Earlier... [Read more]

Farmers Market successes and state legislative priorities discussed by Council

Farmers Market successes and state legislative priorities discussed by Council

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Farmers Market said the market now is “one of the best things going on in the city during the summer,” and new President Kim Richmond offered all involved thanks for “the... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘A Tale of Two (Negative) Ads’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘A Tale of Two (Negative) Ads’

[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:] “A TALE OF TWO (NEGATIVE) ADS” Full... [Read more]

South King County Candidate Forum will be TONIGHT in Kent

South King County Candidate Forum will be TONIGHT in Kent

Come meet your candidates, hear their stances on issues and voice yours too at APACEvotes’ FIRST EVER South King County Candidate Forum, being held TONIGHT – Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.! This... [Read more]

City Council hears why Des Moines Police let suspect go

City Council hears why Des Moines Police let suspect go

By Jack Mayne The unusual event of police letting a “red handed” thief go without arrest was explained by the police chief, and the Des Moines City Council continued preparations for the 2019 budget... [Read more]

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

From Advertiser Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser: I love the job of being your state Senator in Olympia. As Confucius observed: Do the job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life. What... [Read more]

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

From our sister site I Love Kent: A Candidate Forum for the 33rd District was held at the Kent Chamber of Commerce’s October Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Rep. Mia Gregerson faced off... [Read more]

Joint Comments on SAMP from Des Moines, 3 other cities submitted to Port

Joint Comments on SAMP from Des Moines, 3 other cities submitted to Port

On Friday, Sept. 28, a joint letter was submitted to the Port of Seattle on behalf of four cities – Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac – as official comment for the Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]