Tagged with 'Politics'

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]

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and The Briefing Project,... [Read more]

Des Moines Council told ’Snowmageddon’ met & tamed, leaving lessons for future

Des Moines Council told ’Snowmageddon’ met & tamed, leaving lessons for future

By Jack Mayne The February snow storm cost thousands but the Des Moines City Council was told on Thursday night (Feb. 21) that the city was well prepared but it needs to be “more self-reliant” for... [Read more]

Cities demand Sound Transit abandon maintenance yard plans at Dick’s

Cities demand Sound Transit abandon maintenance yard plans at Dick’s

By Jack Mayne Sound Transit, wittingly or not, is attempting to take over the newly established Dick’s Drive-In on the east side of Pacific Highway South, technically in Kent but claimed also by the... [Read more]

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

The Des Moines City Council on Thursday (Jan. 24) approved a lease agreement with the owner of the Redondo Square Shopping Center for a 1,400 square foot storefront police substation. The Council was... [Read more]

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

By Jack Mayne He is still a puppy but he is the newest addition to the Des Moines Police Department, a young dog named ‘Dez,’ who was introduced to the Des Moines City Council at the Thursday... [Read more]

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]