Mayor highlights 2010 accomplishments

January 25, 2011

Mayor Ava Frisinger plans to highlight city services and volunteer efforts to protect open space in the 2011 State of the City address Feb. 7.

The annual milestone also offers Frisinger and other leaders a chance to reflect on milestones from the past year.

People volunteered more than 5,600 hours for open space projects throughout 2010 — a figure Frisinger plans to highlight in the upcoming address.

The presentation, like others in years past, is scheduled to include video highlights of city programs from the year.

Frisinger touted sustainability and technology goals in the 2010 address, plus long-term plans for the business district and downtown parks along Issaquah Creek. The mayor tracked the key projects throughout the year.

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City Council sets parks, transportation among 2011 goals

May 4, 2010

City Council members outlined goals for parks, technology, economic development and transportation to be accomplished next year. The council eschewed broad policy goals and recommended specific projects.

Members culled 62 suggestions into a handful of rough goals. Municipal staffers will then hone the list into a final stack of goals for the council to approve next month.

The council gathered in a Public Works Operations Building conference room May 1 for the daylong discussion to set goals for 2011.

Council President John Traeger encouraged members to offer multiple suggestions.

“There are no bad ideas, and no goal is too big or too small,” he said.

The retreat included initial discussion about the upcoming budget. City department chiefs use the goals set by the council to formulate budgets for the upcoming year.

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Mayor sets technology, sustainability for goals

January 26, 2010

After a difficult year, Issaquah will enter the months ahead with a renewed focus on sustainability and technology, Mayor Ava Frisinger said in the State of the City address last week. Read more

New technology group includes tech veterans

January 26, 2010

The day after Mayor Ava Frisinger announced the formation of the Issaquah Technology Task Force in the State of the City address, the mayor unveiled the group’s members and mission. Read more

New technology task force includes tech veterans

January 21, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 21, 2010

The day after Mayor Ava Frisinger announced the formation of the Issaquah Technology Task Force in the State of the City address, the mayor unveiled the group’s members and mission.

Frisinger delivered the annual address Monday. The mayor said the task force plans to improve quality of life and business competitiveness by discussing a community-wide fiber network.

The panel — 11 technology professionals and government officials — will examine communications and technology infrastructure, what existing technologies and services offered in the near future will be available, and what Issaquah will need in the future.

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