October 27, 2009
Voters will decide fire-protection funding measure
Voters in Klahanie, Preston, Tiger Mountain, May Valley and Carnation — the area covered by Fire Protection District 10 — will decide whether to reauthorize a charge to provide dollars for emergency fire and medical service on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Proposition 1 would lower the district property tax rate from $1.50 to a maximum of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value. No organized opposition to Proposition 1 has materialized.
District officials said a lower property tax rate in conjunction with the charge — based upon building size and use — is a more equitable and stable way to pay for emergency services.
July 21, 2009
On July 22, city officials are hosting a free movie night in which the documentary “King Corn” will play. This is the third film that the city has had this year on sustainability. The aim of these quarterly movie nights is for local residents to become aware of ways to help sustain and maintain the environment around them. Read more
March 15, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. March 15, 2009
Continuing community dialogue surrounding sustainability, the city’s Resource Conservation Office is hosting the first in a series of free movie nights March 17.
The first movie showing will feature “Good Food,” directed by Seattle filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young.
First shown to packed audiences at the recent Seattle International Film Festival, “Good Food” introduces viewers to local farmers, ranchers, distributors and restaurants who are building a sustainable food system in the Pacific Northwest.