The Civil Service Commission has one adult vacancy for an unexpired term ending December 31, 2018. The Civil Service Commission is required by law and oversees the hiring and discipline of City police and fire personnel. The Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. This position is open until filled. The […]
Kirkland’s Compliance with the law is based on Complaints.
I recently requested service from Kirkland. I didn’t get it. I was advised that in order for the City to investigate compliance with its laws, I would have to complain.
Staff is not doing its job to enforce the many laws the Council have passed but don’t enforce until a complaint is filed. Instead of Staff checking compliance, apparently all of Kirkland’s citizens must become squealers. Staff, not citizens should enforce what the Council adopted. Council should stop passing laws that requires citizens to become squealers to be enforcers.
The Pacific NW Region of the Porsche Club of America is the 7th largest Region of the largest single marque car club in the world.
For the past 4 years they have put on a very large, 100+ Porsche car show at Carillon Point in Kirkland in September. The show benefits the Evergreen Hospital Uncompensated Care program…
New rule ensures bike lanes are clear of parked cars Kirkland’s City Council voted on Sept. 6, to adopt an ordinance that will improve safety for bicycle riding throughout the City by ensuring bike lanes are clear of parked vehicles. The ordinance will take effect this week, but police officers will only […]
Wondering about landslide risk in your neighborhood? How about slumping, sloughing, and seeps? The Office of Emergency Management is part of the City of Kirkland Geo Hazards Mapping Team which is partnering with the University of Washington in an initiative to identify geographic hazards in the city. Kirkland residents are invited to participate in […]
Here’s a picture looking toward Seattle from David Brink Park. It was about a month ago. My title might be “a bright spot on a cloudy day”. Let me know if you need higher resolution. This is what the iPad does without some messing around. Bob McConnell
Projects will improve safety and livability throughout the City
The City’s Neighborhood Safety Program (NSP) is accepting ideas for projects that will improve the safety and livability in neighborhoods throughout the City. Kirkland residents are encouraged to submit their ideas through the Capital Improvement Projects “Suggest-a-Project” database which is found on the City of Kirkland website. Projects submitted through September, will be considered for the 2017 funding cycle. The NSP funds projects under $50,000, but all ideas are welcomed. The City reviews and responds to all suggestions and will notify those submitting projects if they meet the NSP parameters. All suggestions will be shared with the respective Neighborhood Association and posted on the City’s web site.
A long exposure shot by Jason Mackey, taken at the Houghton Beach Park waterfront in September 2016.
Rain helps some indicators improve, but conditions still dry and fire danger lingers through wildland-fire season
The Kirkland Fire Department has lifted the safety burn ban, which was originally issued on Aug. 18 when hot, dry and windy conditions were prevalent throughout the area. Monitoring of fire dangers, including fuel and moisture, has continued over the previous two-week period, and today fire-danger indicators returned to normal levels for this time of year, allowing the lifting of the burn ban.
Come to the Kikland Wednesday Market after school and get tickets for your Kettle Corn, Fruit, half off pizza at the Market Manager’s booth
See you Wednesday in the marina!