June 26, 2010
NEW — 7 a.m. June 26, 2010
The ambitious agenda for 2011 calls for the city to turn Issaquah into a mountain-biking destination, decide whether to annex Klahanie and surrounding neighborhoods, and continue to promote Issaquah to prospective businesses.
City Council members OK’d goals for 2011 on Monday, and handed Mayor Ava Frisinger a broad set of priorities to be accomplished next year. The decision represents the first step in the process to shape the 2011 city budget.
Department chiefs start to prepare the budget in the summer. The mayor then delivers a proposal to the council by October. Members mold the proposal into a final budget, and the council approves the spending plan in late December.
May 25, 2010
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.
September 7, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 7, 2009
About 1.5 miles of Northwest Timber Trail on Tiger Mountain have been closed and will reopen April 15, according to state Department of Natural Resources officials.
The trail was closed due to timber harvest operations that started Sept. 3.
Because of the timber sale activity, officials closed the trail before the Oct. 15 seasonal closure. DNR officials advised people to use extreme caution in the area due to heavy truck traffic and to avoid the area during midweek, when traffic is heaviest.
November 11, 2008
If recent discussions are a reliable guide, Issaquah might be in line for new hiking and mountain biking trails — and a new gas station.