Editor: Administration needs accountability. It looks like we have to wait until the next election in 2017 in order to improve staff accountability since Council provides them with its “guidance”. It would be foolish for me to run for office. In order to do that, I would have to become a politician, someone whom I […]
Volunteers will be working on the section of the CKC between 6th St S and Kirkland Way Aug 23 from 9am – 11am. You are invited to join in and help!
Parking available on 5th Pl. S, 9th St, and Railroad Ave.
- Bring small pruning saws, big loppers, and water (we’ll have a few extra tools)
- Wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and gloves
- We will be clearing around holly trees to prepare for stem injection by city staff in the fall. We will also pick up litter, and remove other invasive plants we find, such as scotch broom, butterfly bush, and Canada thistle.
Tuesday, August 23 from 9am to 11am
The question is: What are they tearing up along Juanita Drive?
The ravine of Denny Park is across Juanita Drive from a development project and we have seen a tremendous loss of topsoil in Denny Park into Denny Creek through erosion and poor surface water management practices. Retention ponds are not a winning answer in this war to keep top soil. Ponds are hazards for children and with their pooled water are Mosquito breeding grounds. When Mother Nature does cut loose showers having extreme rainfall… Retention Ponds do not contain gully washing events. Trees and shrubs root systems do the Job.
That said… who the heck let these people screw up Juanita Drive AGAIN!…
Nickel Bros. Seeks Local Buyer, otherwise historic Trueblood house will be barged out of town
According to Jeff McCord of the Nickel Brothers, the historic Kirkland home they purchased is for sale with three potential buyers. One of the three is local. The other two prospects are a nonprofit in the San Juan Islands and Historic Seattle. Nickel Brothers is still seeking a local option, ideally a plot of land within 3-4 blocks.
Hinds writes, “Our current total public transportation spending is split: 60 percent on transit and 40 percent on roads. The biggest chunk of transit is light rail. As seen above, that 60 percent share serves only 4 percent of the ridership and is forecasted to reach maybe 5 percent with ST3. Spending 60 percent of the dollars on 5 percent of the population is not an effective use of funds regardless of the politics or our wishes.”
The Kirkland Police Department is inviting Kirkland residents to participate in the Citizens Academy. The academy will run every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from September 14, through November 2, 2016. The deadline to apply is September 9, 2016.
The Citizens Academy is an eight-week program designed to give Kirkland residents a working knowledge of the Kirkland Police Department. The comprehensive instruction focuses on a specific topic each week, such as: patrol officer training, investigations, K9, Special Response Team, use of force issues and firearms.
I’ve been looking for a word that best describes a politician. I would like to thank Councilmember Nixon for his input.
The Synonym pertains to him more than me.
It was he who pushed for annexation without asking the citizens of Kirkland. He did not represent them but instead he represented people who were not citizens of Kirkland…
Full-Day Kindergarten for all students starts this year
New for the upcoming school year, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) will be able to provide full-day kindergarten, funded by the state of Washington. The new kindergarten program will help students and families to a successful start to their education…
The Kirkland Police Department’s second annual benefit car show will be held September 10, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kirkland Justice Center, 11750 NE 118th Street. This show is a fabulous way for car enthusiasts to demonstrate their support for local law enforcement and all proceeds go toward the department’s mentorship program, the Kirkland Police Department Explorers Club…
Some recent pro-Sound Transit commenters on Kirkland Views are out of touch with reality! Did you know that BNSF quit using the tracks because the route was not profitable? Have commenters done any homework on this? Where would people park if they were to use rail on the trail? Have they looked at the low ridership versus the cost?