September 30, 2015
NEW — 5:28 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
City Council Position 4 Race heats up
Hoping to replace incumbent Issaquah City Councilman Joshua Schaer, who chose not to run for re-election to his Position 4 seat, resident Bill Ramos is running in his first public election.
It’s actually his second try for the council. Ramos threw his hat in the ring for an appointment to the council in 2014. He was one of several people vying for the council seat vacated when Fred Butler was elected mayor.
Ramos said he doesn’t like to sound as if he is bragging, but he also doesn’t shy away from pointing out that he has spent about 10 years around City Hall, serving on the Economic Vitality and Planning commissions. Read more
August 11, 2015
NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 11, 2015
Incumbent City Council President Paul Winterstein has the largest number of votes of any candidate in the Aug. 4 council primary.
Hoping to earn a second term on the council, Winterstein will face challenger Christopher Reh for council Position 6.
For council Position 4, Bill Ramos came out on top of a crowded field of four candidates. Read more
July 23, 2015
Local voters already should have received mail-in ballots for the upcoming primary election for the Issaquah City Council. Voters have two primary races to decide, with the top two vote getters in each race continuing to the general election in November.
July 16, 2015
For whatever reason, the Issaquah City Council Position 4 seat to be vacated at year’s end by Joshua Schaer has attracted its fair share of attention.
In the Aug. 4 primary, voters will choose from among four candidates hoping to replace Schaer. Ballots for the primary were mailed July 15.
June 3, 2015
Art Walks. Wine Walks. Holiday events. Concerts at the historic Shell station on Front Street.
And one, new upcoming event on which she was not about to spill the beans ahead of time.
In her role as executive director of the Downtown Issaquah Association, organizing such happenings in the downtown area are some of the more visible parts of Karen Donovan’s job and her contributions to Issaquah.
May 5, 2015
A third resident has thrown her name into play for one of three expiring Issaquah City Council seats.
Jennifer Sutton, a commissioner on the Human Services Commission, has stated her intention to run for council Position 2.
May 5, 2015
State park funding
Preserve new dock funding at Lake Sammamish State Park
Wonderful new docks in the Lake Sammamish State Park Master Plan won a $1 million Boating Facilities Grant but they will lose this without matching legislative funding. This is included in the governor’s and Senate budget proposals, but is not in the House budget.
April 14, 2015
The makeup of the Issaquah City Council is about to change.
In the past week, Councilman Joshua Schaer and Councilwoman Nina Milligan have announced they won’t run for re-election come fall.
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
May 27, 2014
Last year’s mayoral candidate Joe Forkner will go back to work for the city, joining 43 others appointed to various Issaquah governing bodies.
The City Council unanimously approved Mayor Fred Butler’s recommendations to appoint or reappoint a host of residents to most of the city’s 17 boards and commissions during its regular meeting April 21.
The annual appointments fill the vacancies expiring April 30. Most regular members serve four-year terms, while alternate members serve two-year terms.