Keith Livingston

Upstream causes rarely get addressed

A positive identity for this city requires all of us to work to become a destination city.

 

Poverty zombies taking root in Federal Way

Many of our leaders have promoted Federal Way as a middle-class oasis on the way up.

 

Expectations for Federal Way in upcoming legislative session

It is vital that we understand what our legislators will try to achieve on our behalf.

 

Holiday season presents Centerstage fumble

Federal Way instantly loses significant cultural ground if lights go dark on Centerstage.

What role will you play in city’s drama?

If Federal Way is going to become a premier city we need to choose our roles carefully.

Detecting lies and distortion during the election

You — the voter — cannot hold politicians accountable if you accept the lies.

Federal Way has become an economic ugly duckling

Can this city fill its vacant office buildings and attract a few high-end anchor corporations to re-establish a solid middle-class core?

What is your Federal Way story?

Calling all curmudgeons in Federal Way and beyond to take a good look at yourself. All I am asking is that you look in a… Continue reading

Livingston: Do we live up to our nation’s lofty goals?

As we celebrated this country’s 242nd Independence Day this past July 4, we banded together for one day as a nation to revel in what… Continue reading

Evaluating elected officials

My first reaction is to be flattered when someone asks for my opinion, but what is the right response when a City Council member asks… Continue reading

Livingston: King County faces crossroads for waste disposal

County is dealing with the expected closure of its Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in 10 to 12 years.

Livingston: Will Federal Way residents accept any change?

How tall is too tall? Another way of framing the question: What is the acceptable density for construction of combined retail multifamily units and business… Continue reading

Investing in imagination

ARTS 4 Youth is a collaborative program available to all schools in the area.

A crisis of our making

Livingston: Lawmakers need to look at big picture for area to succeed.

Every drop counts: Preventing vehicle fluid leaks is a step toward clean water

Every year Washington drivers leak seven million quarts of motor oil into the Puget Sound Basin.

Federal Way needs makeover to change image | My Perspective

What is the value of a label? Could Federal Way benefit from a makeover to gain positive name recognition and become the brand everyone wants?

My top 5 issues if I were mayor | My Perspective

At lunch a few days ago with a Federal Way friend, we were talking about the pros and cons of this city.

People and places that make Federal Way unique | My Perspective

Iwas visiting some friends in Bellevue recently and the topic of where I lived came up and the person I was talking to said: “I have never been to Federal Way.

Where do you see Federal Way in 10 years? | My Perspective

I have stated in previous columns that Federal Way has the potential to be the premier city in the South Puget Sound.

Not too late to reverse trend for Federal Way | My Perspective

In a city of 93,000 people, we have at least that many opinions on how to improve our education system, municipal services, fire department, water delivery and waste water removal.