City Manager Kurt Triplett has won the 2016 Award for Excellence, the Washington City/County Management Association’s (WCMA) top award that recognizes an outstanding administrator or manager who has enhanced the effectiveness of local elected officials and consistently initiated creative and successful programs. The award was presented Thursday, August 18, at the WCMA Summer Conference in Walla Walla, WA.
The 900-foot section of Lake Washington Boulevard between Northeast 38th Place and Northeast Points Drive will have just one travel lane open in each direction starting Aug. 15 and ending Sept. 23. Learn more: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/Public_Works/Construction_Projects/Capital_Improvements/Cochran_Springs.htm
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Shinstrom family today. We are grateful to have known Dick and Pat over the years and all of Kirkland benefits from the service they gave to the city they loved. Dick passed away on Saturday at the family cabin on Whidbey Island. He and Pat, who passed away […]
The Kirkland Kids Triathlon at Juanita Beach Park gives youth, ages three through twelve, a chance to participate in a triathlon on Saturday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m. atJuanita Beach Park, 9703 NE Juanita Drive. The Kids Triathlon includes a 50-yard swim/splash, a half mile bicycle ride and a 400 yard run. Pre-registration is available on line at www.kirklandparks.net, course code 48081. Day of event registration opens at 10:00 a.m. and is subject to availability. Registration fee is $32 per participant and includes a swim cap, t-shirt, and participation ribbon. The race is non-timed, non-competitive and an excellent opportunity for youth to experience the sport of triathlon.
Ramiro Valderrama is an exceptionally strong advocate for the people and I urge you to support him in his run against Roger Goodman for the 45th Legislative District. Valderrama’s powerful advocacy for the mentally ill, environment, education and property rights are probably key reasons the non-partisan Municipal League rated him “Outstanding!”
NORKIRK & HIGHLANDS ALL NEIGHBORHOOD PICNIC THIS SATURDAY, AUG. 27!
Join your Norkirk and Highlands neighbors for some good old-fashioned family fun!
Classic picnic fare, including hot dogs (beef, turke,y and veggie), chips, watermelon, and drinks.
Arts and crafts, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, and more.
Relax and enjoy the sounds of the ever-popular Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
Kirkland Now and Then The long awaited Kirkland Home Tour, “Now and Then”, premiers Saturday, September 17 from 10-4:00. Tickets are on sale now. Enjoy a chance to see four historic homes and three LEED certified or built green properties. The historic Marsh Mansion, two 1930’s log houses, and one of the original 1889 homes […]
The following is in response to a letter from Nathan Rich, Kirkland Police Guild President, criticizing the Kirkland Police Department:
Kirkland is considering changes to expand the pool of officers it can hire by accepting years of service as a police officer or a military veteran, as an alternative to education requirements only.
Kirkland Police officers are crime fighters, service providers, homeland security agents, peacekeepers, mental health workers, and community problems solvers. It’s becoming more difficult to find an adequate pool of candidates who are willing to do this difficult job. Recruiting and staffing shortfalls continue to plague law enforcement agencies across the United States. New challenges, including military call-ups, retirements, and increased competition for a much smaller applicant pool, have combined to make the problem more acute. This is a struggle for most every agency but some are moving forward with innovative approaches including pay incentives and a re-examination of some traditional application qualifications…
Sound Transit illegally gave the email addresses of nearly 173,000 customers to a mass transit political campaign
As if foreign nationals hacking into our Federal government’s computer systems was not enough bad news, locally, we find that Sound Transit just gave away the email addresses of 173,000 ORCA customers to the pro-transit campaign, Mass Transit NOW!
Kirkland Views has been a vocal critic of Sound Transit for many reasons but this time, we would hope everyone would condemn Sound Transit, the sacred cow of pork barrel spending…
Like many other police agencies across the country, the Kirkland Police Department is having a hard time filling the ranks. On a national scale, we (police) are hard-pressed to find men and women who want to serve their communities. I often sit on hiring boards and am impressed with the people who want to make law enforcement a career. With police being targeted for assassination, there are still those with the courage to stand on the thin blue line. We have hired some of these brave men and women in the last few months. However, the reality is that even if they have no trouble in their training, I will not see them working solo as police officers for almost a full year…