Bob Roegner

Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?

Here are some random observations on the candidates.

 

Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Democratics are likely to impeach Trump, but Republicans are unlikely to convict him at trial.

 

Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow

While most of the discussion is pure speculation, there are also several names for the seat floating around in community coffee shops.

 

Two contested Federal Way School Board races

In the headline race, Phillips will be challenged by Tenya Magruder to represent District 3.

Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely

The public will always wonder what the department could have become with a more transparent and inclusive approach.

Another business leaves town

‘After six years, it is clear Ferrell’s strategy of criminalizing homelessness is not working.’

Things public officials do and say

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell is known to match Trump for his hyperbole, but even for him this was out there.

Upsets could be brewing for November

Watch for potential upsets in two Federal Way City Council seats.

Federal Way must not be divided

Federal Way’s Diversity Commission reminded us of a sacred obligation bigger than current politics.

Primary election: More behind the scenes

Both council races in the primary were overshadowed by Edwards’s allegations of bribery against Honda.

Homeless, desperate and frightening in Federal Way

If the homeless all registered to vote, would that get Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell’s attention?

Democrats one year later

Events have been less predictable and Republicans see some openings they may be able to exploit.

Hardball: Honda, Edwards and Styles

Allegations of bribery, changing alliances and hard feelings surround Position 3 race.

Primary for Kochmar, Pagliocco and Festa

Kochmar is clear frontrunner, but could be close race between challengers.

Koppang faces strong challenge from Taylor

With the other races having clear front runners and the council divided over many of Ferrell’s actions, this could be an important race.

Pride month shows progress is still an uphill battle

The past three years have told us that we as a nation are still far apart on equality.

Time to question transparency at FW City Hall

One of the pieces of advice I gave Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, when he was a brand new mayor and sought my opinion, was… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Pot shops in Federal Way?

An ordinance can be vetoed by Ferrell, and it would take five council members to override the veto.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Q&A: Sound Transit, homelessness and Mayor Ferrell

I frequently get questions and save them up to answer in case others have the same questions.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.