City Manager’s Weekly Report for Nov. 22, 2023
Short report this week with the holiday. City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday. Essential services will continue to operate 24/7.
Seattle Southside Awards – 2023 Business Awards Gala
On November 17th, the Seattle Southside Business Awards Gala was held at the Cove in Normandy Park. The City of Des Moines was nominated in the Best Place to Work category and City employees Tyler Beekley (Surface Water and Environmental Engineer Manager),
Bonnie Wilkins (Chief Administrative Officer) and Michael Matthias (City Manager) were nominated in the Public Servant of the Year category. Congrats to our great employees!
SCORE Jail Admin Board meeting
I attended the SCORE Jail Administrative Board Meeting as the City’s representative. Items on the agenda included October statistics and financials as well as a report from the SCORE Executive Director.
North Hill Traffic Control Improvements – 4th Ave S.
Public Works staff installed a full-length centerline and new edge lines on 4th Ave S. (S 210th to S 216th St.). This was in response to public comments and internal engineering traffic review.
SKHHP Quarterly Report
South King Housing and Homeless Partners provided the City with their 3rd quarter progress report and budget. The report provides quarterly budget performance and progress reports on the status of the work program elements. A copy of the full report can be found here.
No meeting this week.
City Council Meeting Summary
Great football weekend. The Seahawks play their division rival (San Francisco 49ers) on Thanksgiving Day. The undefeated Washington Huskies square off with their in-state rival the Cougars for the 115th playing of the Apple Cup on Saturday. Go Hawks and Dawgs!
Have a great Thanksgiving and weekend,
– Tim George
Interim City Manager