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There will be many other interpretations of the mayor’s actions, and this episode will have repercussions among the eight elected officials that run City Hall.
Elections are next year, and with the high profile marketing for the event, the speech always sounds more like a “please vote for me” campaign kick-off.
Sometimes making a law isn’t pretty, and by the time everybody weighs in, that great idea may look completely different.
The six remaining council members will decide who the new council member will be, and politics will play a role.
The “old boy’s club” that is our fire department doesn’t appear all that interested in having the taxpayers, who pay the bill, actually understand what is going.
With a progressive agenda including comprehensive sex education, clean fuel standards and gun violence, Democrats will need to be cautious about overreach.
Ferrell’s pattern of behavior is dividing the community in such a negative manner he needs to rethink his entire style if he hopes to be an effective leader.
Federal Way needs a community-wide shuttle bus system, interesting shops, better permitting and more.
The “It’s the Right Thing To Do” Award goes to Mayor Ferrell as he agreed to fly the pride flag.
Although the new appointee for the vacant 30th District seat must be a Democrat, the alignment opens the door for political mischief.
These officials and many others served with distinction even on the occasions when you disagreed with them.
Ferrell’s tendency for hyperbole got the better of him as he quoted President Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall with “tear down this wall.”
Legislators were seeking information and accountability from City Hall and did not appear happy with some city answers.
It’s rare when a public official gets a second chance to do “the right thing.”
Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell is endorsing Jesse Johnson because it will look good to Democrats.
The Federal Way mayor has control of all city facilities and could have used his authority to join other cities and direct the flag be flown.
Election revealed some relationships that will provide clues to new potential voting blocks.
In the short-term, the big news was the defeat of the advisory vote to allow pot stores in the city limits.
Planning for 2020 state races has been going on for months, as has the maneuvering for the next city and county races in 2021.
Here are the likely local winners of this November’s election.