July 15, 2014
King County has credited a number of local organizations for commitment to sustainability.
Rowley Properties Inc., Outsource Marketing, PCC Natural Markets, Cartridge World, the Issaquah School District and the city of Issaquah were named Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling.
July 15, 2014
Applications are being taken for the city’s Citizens’ Police Academy. The application deadline is Aug. 15.
Starting in September, the Issaquah Police Department will host a free, 10-week Citizens’ Police Academy for adults 21 and older who live or work in Issaquah.
Each course will be taught by Issaquah police officers.
July 13, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. July 13, 2014
It’s time to nominate your favorite local business to be considered for the King County Executive’s Small Business Awards.
In partnership with the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, the city of Issaquah is seeking businesses to nominate for the prestigious award.
July 7, 2014
NEW — 4:20 p.m. July 7, 2014
The city of Issaquah is renovating Gibson Park playground this summer.
Organizers need help selecting the best design. Three have been posted online. Vote for your favorite here or attend one of two public meetings: from 5:30-7 p.m. July 8 or from 10 a.m. to noon July 19. Both are at Gibson Park, 105 Newport Way S.W.
In November 2013, Issaquah voters approved a $10 million park bond measure to protect open space and wildlife habitat, improve neighborhood parks and playgrounds, and make repairs to Julius Boehm Pool.
Learn more here.
June 24, 2014
Issaquah Creek watershed
Thanks to the city for its diligence and commitment to salmon recovery
The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery want to pass along our congratulations and appreciation to staff with the city of Issaquah for outstanding work representing the city in the most recent WRIA 8 2014 Watershed Management Grant Program.
Out of 15 proposals submitted, nine were selected for site-specific restoration and acquisition projects. Of those nine, four were city of Issaquah proposals. Of the $1,520,273 available for distribution, the funding designated for Issaquah’s projects was $490,000.
June 13, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. June 13, 2014
Issaquah is searching for a new deputy city administrator after Charlie Bush, who recently held the position, moved into the Development Services Department.
Bush will fill the role as its new director after the departure of its former director John Minato earlier this year.
June 10, 2014
City and school district leaders should be applauded. While the story is the sort that many readers just gloss over, local taxpayers are set to save a bundle of money as a result of recent developments.
The city of Issaquah and the Issaquah School District both recently had their bond ratings upgraded. The city’s rating was bumped up to AAA — the highest possible — by Standard & Poor’s, while the district’s was raised to AA+ by the same agency.
Ratings are determined only after the rating agency goes over the fiscal policies of an agency with a fine-tooth comb. They look at financial management, assets, existing debt and budgeting assumptions.
June 5, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. June 5, 2014
The city of Issaquah is improving Rainier Boulevard North between Northwest Juniper Street and the East Fork of Issaquah Creek.
As a result, the road will be closed to through traffic and on-street parking from June 9 to Oct. 1.
Local access will be provided only to residents and businesses.
June 3, 2014
Standard & Poor’s upgraded the Issaquah’s bond rating to AAA — the highest possible score — in recognition of the city’s enduring commitment to fiscal responsibility.
The bond rating is a reflection of creditworthiness and affects the cost to the city of issuing debt. The upgraded rating helps lower the interest rates for the city’s bond sales, which reduces borrowing costs for the city and taxpayers.
“Our citizens will benefit the most from our upgraded rating,” Mayor Fred Butler said. “It’s the result of our sound fiscal policies and responsible management of the public’s dollars. Our commitment to the best possible practices is a top priority for our city team and elected leaders every day.”
May 20, 2014