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Kirkland Traffic Alert: Shamrock Run 5K, March 17

  Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the annual Kirkland Shamrock Run to be held at Marina Park on Saturday, March 17. A course map is posted online at The Lakeshore Plaza Parking Lot, including Kirkland Avenue from Lake Street to the city dock, will be closed to vehicles from 5:30 a.m. until […]

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Senior Property Tax Relief Forum on March 13th

King County Assessor and Attorney General Representative to address concerns and present options to save money Seniors facing sticker shock from the February 2018 property tax bills will learn how state and local programs can provide some relief at a free public forum on Tuesday, March 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Council […]

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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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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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State Capital Budget to Fund Regional Trail Connection at Willows Road

The recently adopted state capital budget includes $2.5 million for a key bicycle and pedestrian connection between the Cross Kirkland Corridor, the Eastside Rail Corridor and the Redmond Central Connector. Named the Willows Road Regional Trail Connection, this project is located in the 45th Legislative District and will connect Kirkland to King County’s regional trail network […]

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Letter | Vote YES for Propositions 1, 2 and 3

Letter to the Editor from Santos and Sue Contreras Many of our schools are already overcrowded and the district must rely on portable classrooms. The bond will provide more classroom space to help relieve overcrowding.   The levies will provide the funding needed to maintain the district’s excellent educational programs and technology, improve facilities and […]

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Kirkland Residents invited to apply to City Advisory Boards by Feb. 15

The City of Kirkland has adult vacancies and a youth vacancy occurring on several of its advisory boards and commissions. Participation on these City bodies gives residents an opportunity to participate in the City’s policy-making process and advise the City Council on vital public policy matters.   Eligibility requirements differ for each board or commission. […]

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