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
January 8, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 8, 2015
Passport photos taken by the city of Issaquah are now just $5.
Passport applications are accepted by appointment only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Passport services are offered at City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Ave. N.W. Call 837-3003 to schedule your appointment.
December 30, 2014
Lake Sammamish State Park, considered by many to have been long neglected financially by the state, will be annexed to the city of Issaquah as of Feb. 1.
The park may or may not be in line for some state funding for a new boat dock. But in any case, the park soon will have an executive director to aid with future rebuilding of the facility, said Chris Kovac, president of the community group the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.
The Friends will hire a director to help guide the organization and the park.
December 23, 2014
With a unanimous vote at its Dec. 15 meeting, the Issaquah City Council formally annexed Lake Sammamish State Park, making it part of the city.
The annexation includes 300 acres of parkland, beaches, the park picnic area and the boat launch, said Trish Heinonen, city long range planning manager.
December 16, 2014
The city of Issaquah administration wants to know how you feel about the city you call home.
Beginning early this month and continuing until Jan. 10, the National Research Center, a private Colorado firm contracted to determine local opinions about Issaquah in general, has been contacting residents with a variety of questions.
November 18, 2014
A flurry of emails, a number of meetings, accusations of drug use and some hard feelings have arisen in the wake of a move to keep people from eating free meals outside the Issaquah Community Hall.
Some say the move is an obvious attempt to keep the city’s homeless and underprivileged out of sight.
November 11, 2014
A few prominent Issaquah businesses are asking the city to rethink a business and occupation tax increase included in Mayor Fred Butler’s 2015 budget proposal.
Representatives from Costco, Darigold and the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce attended a Nov. 3 Issaquah City Council public hearing, where they offered similar concerns about the effect an increased tax rate would have on the business community.
November 11, 2014
The city had proposed a 150 percent increase in the city’s B&O tax to add $1 million to the budget’s general fund for 2015. The increase was to be phased in over the next two years with the first phase to be implemented April 1.