September 16, 2015
NEW — 5:37 p.m. Sept. 16, 2015
Rising rents puts people on the streets
For years, I have been attending the Eastside Homelessness Advisory Committee meetings, listening to funders and providers of services struggle to get our neighbors without homes into housing.
We talk about building more affordable housing, about emergency shelter needs, about the shortage of appropriate services and shelter for those with mental illness, about artificial barriers that keep people out of housing, about ways to help the underemployed and unemployed find jobs, but the number of homeless people is not decreasing. Read more
September 3, 2015
NEW — 10:51 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015
As a child, Tim Finnegan longingly stood on the sidelines, watching his siblings race soapbox derby cars.
He, too, wanted to feel the wind consume his face as the gravity car sped down a hill.
Due to a developmental disability, he was never able to participate, until his father Leo Finnegan built a doublewide car that could fit two kids. With his siblings at the wheel, Tim could finally participate in the activity he watched for so long.
March 17, 2015
As they move forward with two separate planning processes, city officials have returned several times to two major topics: a perceived need for added space for both police and the city administration.
“We’re overcrowded in the police department,” Police Chief Scott Behrbaum said during a March 9 City Council work session.
April 15, 2014
The Issaquah City Council expects a big update to the city’s comprehensive plan in 2015.
During its April 7 regular meeting, the council approved docket of proposed changes to the plan. There are 19 items, which the administration will investigate whether to include them into the state-mandated plan.
Comprehensive plans are required by state law to include expectations for land use, housing, growth targets, utilities, capital facilities and more.