October 27, 2009
Voters will decide fire-protection funding measure
Voters in Klahanie, Preston, Tiger Mountain, May Valley and Carnation — the area covered by Fire Protection District 10 — will decide whether to reauthorize a charge to provide dollars for emergency fire and medical service on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Proposition 1 would lower the district property tax rate from $1.50 to a maximum of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value. No organized opposition to Proposition 1 has materialized.
District officials said a lower property tax rate in conjunction with the charge — based upon building size and use — is a more equitable and stable way to pay for emergency services.
June 9, 2009
Mayor Frisinger unopposed
Mayor Ava Frisinger will run unopposed for a fourth term and seven City Council candidates will battle for four seats, according to unofficial King County Elections filings. Read more
January 26, 2009
Local fire agency Eastside Fire & Rescue has two new commissioners for 2009.
Issaquah City Councilwoman Eileen Barber will replace Councilwoman Maureen McCarry as one of Issaquah’s two representatives on EFR’s board of commissioners. The other Issaquah representative is Councilman Dave Kappler.
January 5, 2009
Plenty of goals for all of Issaquah in ’09
The year 2008 was one of few accomplishments, based on the list of goals we published last year. Yes, the proposed Southeast Bypass was put to rest, a plan for saving Park Pointe property was proposed, school boundary reviews were completed and the city moved closer to having a human services campus. But there is much left undone, and some of the goals are repeated on this year’s list.
December 17, 2008
UPDATED — 2:45 a.m. Dec. 17, 2008
Forecasts are predicting snow for Issaquah today.
The city of Issaquah’s Public Works Operations team has pretreated many roads in the city — including those located in the higher elevations and along major routes — with anti-icing material.
Officials are warning drivers to prepare for winter driving conditions.