Archive | February, 2018

Letter to the Editor | Cold Hearted Council

Will the City Council continue to ignore the severe impacts of higher property taxes that will probably force homeowners out of their homes, especially those on fixed income? Property tax bills have gone up 18.8 percent, and the RTA vehicle registration tax has more than doubled. The vehicle registration tax is intended for rail service, […]

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Rotary Club of Kirkland Helping Feed Kids

Low income kids in Kirkland know they will receive a meal every day when school is in session. This meal helps make the difference between being nourished for the day or going to bed hungry. With school breaks coming up, Rotary wanted to make sure families in need had a little extra in the coming weeks. Many club members, including President Steve […]

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LETTER | Yes to School Levys

Olympia is struggling with a dual problem–how to address the K-12 teacher shortage crisis and how to amply fund K-12 basic education. Thankfully, Lake Washington School District voters don’t have to wait for the State. We can take decisive action to support our children. The three LWSD ballot measures are critical to funding educational programs, […]

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LETTER | No to Local Property Tax

Dear Editor,   I sometimes wonder if the “higher taxes for schools” people ever stop to think of how these property taxes impact some of the more vulnerable in our community.  If the LWSD increased taxes are added to local bills, taxes on a median home will be about $12,000 a year or $1,000 a […]

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Aquatic Center Proposed at Peter Kirk Park

  Bob Becker of Becker Architects will be presenting to the park board on February 14th for a new proposed swimming facility at Peter Kirk Park. This proposal includes additional space for baseball, swimming, indoor gym activities, tennis, recreational park space, a community hall with kitchen, and additional parking.  The public is welcome to attend […]

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Council Votes to Preserve Affordable Housing and Purchase Land for Women and Family Shelter

The City Council cast two unanimous votes at their February 6 meeting including the purchase of land for a shelter for women and families experiencing homelessness and paving the way to preserve affordable housing in Kirkland. The purchase of property located at 11920 NE 80th Street fulfills part of the Council’s 2015-2016 City Work Program […]

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Show Your Love for Kirkland Forests

Join the Green Kirkland Partnership in February and show your love for Kirkland’s forests with volunteer environmental stewardship opportunities on Valentine’s Day and beyond. All training, tools and gloves are provided and volunteers of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Volunteer activities include invasive plant removal, planting native plants, mulching with wood chips and […]

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Public invited to review early designs for Totem Lake Park

A February 14 open house at City Hall will give residents the opportunity to weigh-in on a variety of improvements planned for Totem Lake Park. Features could include play structures, seating and picnicking areas, trails and wetland boardwalks, as well as the potential for an interactive sprayground or water play area.   The drop-in style […]

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Valentine’s Day in Kirkland

There are plenty of activities to keep you and your sweetie busy for Valentine’s Day. Valentine Cookie Decorating with Georges, February 10th from 3 PM-5 PM Gather with your friends or come meet new ones as we celebrate the season of love at George’s! Cost is $15 per person. Please RSVP via Eventbrite, to save your […]

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