Tagged with 'Politics'

SAVE THE DATE: Candidate Forum Tuesday, Sept. 30: Gregerson vs Burrage

SAVE THE DATE: Candidate Forum Tuesday, Sept. 30: Gregerson vs Burrage

Mia Gregerson, left, will debate Jeanette Burrage on Sept. 30. Save the date fellow citizens: Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., for… WHAT: A forum featuring the two candidates running for State Representative,... [Read more]

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Kaplan read Resolution No. 14-153-A into the record books, and now the paved trail running from 200th to the Pier is named for Carmen Scott…

New street lights will save Des Moines taxpayers $45,000 a year

New street lights will save Des Moines taxpayers $45,000 a year

by Jack Mayne Des Moines city officials expect to save over $45,000 a year by replacing the city’s 1,021 street lights more energy efficient LED lights, a move communities all over King County and the... [Read more]

Farmers Market posters presented to Des Moines City Councilmembers

Farmers Market posters presented to Des Moines City Councilmembers

At the Des Moines City Council Meeting on May 22, the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market presented to the Mayor and Council Members framed posters of their first 8 years of doing business. The posters... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

A bond to fund construction of four schools and make critical improvements districtwide was proposed to the Highline Public Schools Board at its May 28 meeting; the board will vote on June 4 whether to... [Read more]

New Des Moines Marina project will take three to five years to finish

New Des Moines Marina project will take three to five years to finish

by Jack Mayne It will be three to five years to complete the waterfront marina project, the developer said two months after the Des Moines City Council approved the outline of the project. At the March... [Read more]

Meet the finalists for Des Moines Assistant City Manager on Wed., May 28

Meet the finalists for Des Moines Assistant City Manager on Wed., May 28

The public is invited to meet the finalists for the Des Moines Assistant City Manager at a reception hosted by the City on Wednesday, May 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center,... [Read more]

There are two retail pot sales candidates in Des Moines

There are two retail pot sales candidates in Des Moines

by Jack Mayne The recent Washington State Liquor Control Board lottery for a license to run the single retail store allotted to Des Moines has produced two candidates. They are, in order of their ranking: Greenside... [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 when... [Read more]

Residents invited to Open House on Comprehensive Plan Wednesday, April 23

Residents invited to Open House on Comprehensive Plan Wednesday, April 23

The City of Des Moines will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 23 to provide an opportunity for the community to offer input on the Comprehensive Plan Review and Update. The open house will... [Read more]

City begins marina floor development plan

City begins marina floor development plan

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has taken the first tentative steps toward developing the city’s marina floor from a collection of older buildings, boat storage sheds and parking lots into... [Read more]

City makes getting a needed document easy, relatively fast

City makes getting a needed document easy, relatively fast

by Jack Mayne The woman who had a minor car accident the other day needs a copy of the police report of the incident while a couple looking for a new home want to know how city inspections of the property... [Read more]

City approves master plan for Des Moines Creek Business Park

City approves master plan for Des Moines Creek Business Park

by Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle Commission is expected to approve the final contract for long-term ground leasing of the 89-acre Des Moines Creek Business Park site this month. The Des Moines City Council... [Read more]

Burien follows Des Moines in approving marijuana zoning

Burien follows Des Moines in approving marijuana zoning

While the Des Moines City Council voted 6-0 in November to approve zoning and land use regulations for recreational marijuana licensees, the Burien City Council voted 5-2 Monday night (Feb. 3) to adopt... [Read more]

Des Moines Pool District welcomes new commissioners, district manager

Des Moines Pool District welcomes new commissioners, district manager

Three new faces are gracing the offices of the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District with the swearing in of two new commissioners and the appointment of a new district manager. Schell Ross and Toni... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

The King County Council on Monday (Jan. 13) voted unanimously to appoint Dave Upthegrove to the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Upthegrove – an area native – began his public service as Senior Legislative... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS, ROUND 2: No significant changes in results

ELECTION RESULTS, ROUND 2: No significant changes in results

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election have been released, and nothing has really changed in the Des Moines races: City of Des Moines Council Position No. 1 Matt Pina:... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns favor Nutting, Galvan

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns favor Nutting, Galvan

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election have been released, and the first tallies for Des Moines races are: City of Des Moines Council Position No. 1 Matt Pina: 2751 98.18% Write-in:... [Read more]