March 25, 2015
Applications are now being accepted for the Golden Dumpster Award 2015, presented by the city of Issaquah and the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Recology CleanScapes.
The award recognizes businesses that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste reduction, recycling and tenant education.
Winners will be awarded in the following business categories: Read more
March 25, 2015
The research website ValuePenguin compiled a list of safest cities in Washington state and Issaquah was No. 25.
Sammamish was ranked safest at No. 1 and Snoqualmie was No. 3.
March 23, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 23, 2015
City officials are encouraging residents to check their toilets for leaks.
The average American home may waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks, which can significantly raise your water and wastewater bills. Nationwide, household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually.
You can detect and fix a leaking toilet in five easy steps:
March 17, 2015
Local officials recently applied to have Issaquah designated a regional growth center, a move they believe will make the city eligible for considerably more in various grant dollars.
The regional growth center designation is a function of the Puget Sound Regional Council. The city’s application is currently under consideration by the Growth Management Policy Board, said Rick Olson, director of government affairs and communications for the Puget Sound Regional Council.
March 10, 2015
A transportation package passed by the state Senate would allocate $15.1 billion for road projects statewide, including three major projects directly affecting Issaquah and Sammamish.
The area could see roadwork totaling $126 million on portions of Interstate 90. The package passed the Senate on Feb. 27, but still must clear the state House of Representatives.
March 10, 2015
City is keeping people from use with high prices
I have lived on the Sammamish Plateau since 1978 in unincorporated King County. I pay taxes to the Issaquah School District. I shop and dine daily in Issaquah and by doing so, pay sales taxes to Issaquah.
February 24, 2015
How about reinstating the bypass?
It is amazing — the Issaquah City Council is concerned about the front street rush hour traffic!
January 27, 2015
January 25, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 25, 2015
The city of Issaquah needs volunteers to serve on its boards and commissions.
The boards/commissions cover a broad range of topics — arts, economic development, environmental issues, growth and even international diplomacy.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 30.
Following the interview process, appointments will be made by Mayor Fred Butler and confirmed by the City Council in the spring. Terms for board members and commissioners will start in May. Read more
January 20, 2015
The city of Issaquah needs volunteers for various boards and commissions.
The number needed is in parentheses, followed by a brief job description:
Arts Commission (three) — support and encourage visual and performing arts
Cable TV Commission (one) — regulate and oversee the operations of cable television in Issaquah.
Cemetery Board (two) — advise the mayor in connection with the management and control of the city-owned cemetery, including perpetual care, improvements and expansion. Read more