Bob Roegner

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.

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

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

Pellicciotti’s decision sparks House seat interest

The new name that has surfaced is Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Becca Martin.

Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates

The lead story of the council races is that Mayor Jim Ferrell appears to be lining up an informal slate to regain control of the council.

Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall

Ferrell does not like the independent accountability the Mirror provides, though that is their job.

Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy

The candidate, while possessing skills Ferrell desperately needed, had done some part-time work for IRG.

Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball

If it was Barack Obama who had committed the same acts that Donald Trump has, what would the Republicans be doing?

Federal Way City Council races could be lively

Four council seats are up for election this year.

Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits

Our homeless need 120-150 nights of shelter, not 12-15, and they shouldn’t have to look forward to another winter without government providing them shelter.

Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?

Politics over DaVita, IRG and former Weyerhaeuser.

Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.

Are sheriffs above the law?

The voters have spoken on I-1639, and sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office, and enforce the law.

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Elected leaders and residents want a landfill as the preferred site, and that raises questions.

More to State of the City than public heard

I had hoped to hear a visionary plan that seeks to eradicate homelessness and how he would go about it.

Fire commissioners keep old boys club

Commissioners lack the needed check and balance on the administration the public relies upon.

Snow, Seattle and Federal Way mayor’s bad week

Ferrell has not been a leader on obtaining a homeless shelter or we would have one.

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?