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!
The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission has selected local environmental artist, Terra Holcomb, as the inaugural Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) artist in residence. The final project will include a 10-foot tree hollow constructed from fallen black cottonwood leaves. Holcomb’s ephemeral art piece, which will be made in collaboration with community volunteers, will be displayed along the CKC at 110th Avenue Northeast from October 8 through Mid-November…
The Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) will be completely closed for maintenance between NE 112th Street and 110th Avenue NE (near Peter Kirk Elementary) on Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Street signs have been posted and personnel will be stationed at the work zone boundaries. Additional maintenance will be […]
Public Invited to Weigh in on Mayor and Council Salaries
The Kirkland Salary Commission is holding a meeting on September 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber to receive public input and discuss possible adjustments to the salaries of the Mayor and Councilmembers. The Salary Commission is made up of three residents who are appointed for staggered terms by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.
The current salary for the Mayor is $1,457 per month and the current salary for Councilmembers is $1,144 per month…