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
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.