September 22, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 22, 2015
The Issaquah community is invited to a meeting to learn about a proposed King County Charter Open Space Amendment update to add 4,000 acres of county-owned property to its “High Conservation Value Property Inventory.”
The meeting is from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Service Center Library Facility, 960 Newport Way N.W.
The acreage that would be added in the proposed update is already owned by King County Parks; no new land would be purchased as a result of the proposed action.
February 24, 2015
People are upset about the elimination of City Arborist Alan Haywood’s position.
He has been taking care of Issaquah’s trees and plant life for nearly 30 years.
Who will speak for the trees now?
December 10, 2013
Budget season ended last month. You missed it. You missed many graphs, many charts, many numbers, many questions and many answers. You also missed the opportunity to take part.
You know that saying, “If you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain?” That should apply to civic action and education in general, especially regarding local government. If you don’t recognize the many ways the city tries to cultivate civic interaction, then you lose out on a chance to both learn how your tax dollars are spent and complain about how the council decides to spend them.
From social media alerts, two public hearings and five open work sessions, only one citizen stood up to speak. That’s pretty poor representation for Issaquah’s 31,000 residents.
May 14, 2013
Citizens had their first opportunity to ask questions about the city’s approach toward a decision on the potential annexation of the Klahanie area.
The first of two public meetings was held May 8 for Nesbitt Planning Management Inc. representatives Tom Nesbitt and Cynthia Stuart to present the results of their study on the costs and benefits of a possible annexation. They also fielded questions from concerned citizens.