Tagged with 'Politics'

LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

[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:] As recently reported in The Waterland... [Read more]

Recology prices could be endangered by China’s halting import of recyclables

Recology prices could be endangered by China’s halting import of recyclables

By Jack Mayne The trash and recycling service is being impacted by the decision by China to halt importing many recyclables, and that could have a future impact on its service prices to Des Moines residents.... [Read more]

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

Prepaid postage ballots approved by King County Council Monday

No Stamp? No Problem! The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday (May 7) approved legislation allowing the Department of Elections to send voters postage paid envelopes to return their ballots in this... [Read more]

Marina paid parking fears have not materialized despite ‘overwhelming number’ of vehicles

Marina paid parking fears have not materialized despite ‘overwhelming number’ of vehicles

By Jack Mayne Concerns that paid parking at the Des Moines Marina would cause unintended problems have turned out wrong as few have happened and some concerns have actually lessened. The Council was also... [Read more]

Council expresses support of efforts to redraw Highline School boundaries

Council expresses support of efforts to redraw Highline School boundaries

By Jack Mayne After Highline School District officials explained that efforts to produce a new school boundaries decision that would meet as many objections and suggestions as possible, the Des Moines... [Read more]

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council at their Thursday (April 12) meeting unanimously approved placing a resolution on its April 26th agenda objecting to a Highline School District proposal to change... [Read more]

Des Moines drafting new ordinance to allow low powered cell network expansion

Des Moines drafting new ordinance to allow low powered cell network expansion

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was briefed at a study session Thursday (April 5) on city legislation being drafted to allow the expansion of new low-powered cellular networks that will provide... [Read more]

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Des Moines City Council

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Des Moines City Council

[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:] Dear Des Moines City Council, I am... [Read more]

Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

By Jack Mayne The city of Des Moines has had many budget woes over the past few years, often scraping up unusual responses, but that has changed this fiscal year – City Manager Matthew Matthias told the Council study session…

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

The Port of Seattle – in partnership with the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila – are launching the Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) to increase... [Read more]

Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

Des Moines seeks potential new airport study & possible state ferry connection

By Jack Mayne The City of Des Moines has joined SeaTac city officials in wanting consideration of a second international airport, and says a potential connection of the state ferry system could be another... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Federal Way School Levy passing by over 56%

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Federal Way School Levy passing by over 56%

The first round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released, and the Federal Way School District Levy is passing by a 56.53% approval: Federal Way School District No. 210 Proposition... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

The first round of election results are in for the Feb. 13 Special Election, and it looks like the Highline School District’s Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy is... [Read more]

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Council meeting at their study session Thursday (Feb. 1) unanimously apporoved a plan to set up a police recruit training program for entry level officers that would be in... [Read more]

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston on Tuesday (Jan. 30) launched a new project to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle that will challenge the Port to abandon “selective environmentalism”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s Women’s March in Des Moines

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s Women’s March in Des Moines

On Saturday, Jan. 20, a group of women from Wesley Homes Retirement Center gathered for Des Moines version of the 2018 Women’s March at Big Catch Plaza. Below are some photos from the event courtesy... [Read more]

Wesley Home residents holding their own Women’s March in Des Moines Sat.

Wesley Home residents holding their own Women’s March in Des Moines Sat.

A group of women from Wesley Homes Retirement Center will be meeting Saturday morning (Jan. 20) at 10 a.m. for a Women’s March. They will be meeting at the Des Moines Plaza next to Dollar Tree, and all... [Read more]

Des Moines contract with former Mayor Kaplan defended as legal by city

Des Moines contract with former Mayor Kaplan defended as legal by city

By Jack Mayne City Manager Michael Matthias told the City Council at last Thursday’s meeting (Jan. 11) that the city entering into an agreement with former Mayor and Councilmember Dave Kaplan will... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High student Sarah Jenner serves as Page for Rep. Tina Orwall

Mt. Rainier High student Sarah Jenner serves as Page for Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall with page Sarah Jenner, Jan. 10th, 2018. Photo courtesy Washington State Legislative Support Services. Sarah Jenner, a student at Mt. Rainier High School, served as a page last week in the... [Read more]

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The first Des Moines City Council meeting of the new year was largely framed around newly elected and reelected members. At the regular Thursday, Jan. 11 Des Moines City Council meeting,... [Read more]