Tag Archives | City Council

Letter to the Editor | Cold Hearted Council

Will the City Council continue to ignore the severe impacts of higher property taxes that will probably force homeowners out of their homes, especially those on fixed income? Property tax bills have gone up 18.8 percent, and the RTA vehicle registration tax has more than doubled. The vehicle registration tax is intended for rail service, […]

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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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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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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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City Manager Contract Extended Through 2022

Citing the excellent performance of City Manager Kurt Triplett and the need for stability in a period of tremendous growth and economic development, on January 16 the City Council voted to extend Triplett’s employment agreement to 2022 while also raising his salary.   “With the uncertainty and turbulence at the federal and state levels, steady, […]

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LETTER | Seaplanes and Ordinances

Editor: With the hearing examiner effectively green-lighting the Seaplane Scenics SEPA and SCUP permits for a commercial seaplane touring business out of Carillon Point, we should review what has transpired and why.  Despite many objections raised by residents living in the surrounding neighborhoods, the Kirkland Planning and Building Department deemed the environmental impact of this […]

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Council Passes Ordinance to Keep Kirkland a Safe, Inclusive and Welcoming City for Everyone

Unanimous vote codifies current City policy and proclamation passed in January In a unanimous vote at their February 21, 2017 meeting the Kirkland City Council passed an ordinance (O-4558) which puts into law long-standing City policy to provide everyone in Kirkland – residents, workers and visitors alike – with the full range of City services, […]

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