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Three years ago, the citizens of Federal Way voted to replace the council-manager form of government — where a professionally trained city manager is the chief administrative officer — with a mayor-council form of government, where the mayor is separately elected and replaces the city manager as the top city executive.
The primary election is next week and we should have a better idea how November might look.
Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest recommended, and some of the council members agreed, to consider a different newspaper of record.
The race for Federal Way School Board position 4 will be interesting as there are notable similarities and differences in the two leading candidates, Medgar Wells and Carol Gregory. Both have a history of education involvement.
The headliner this year is the race for Federal Way mayor, but the best of the undercard may be the battle between appointed incumbent Kelly Maloney and second-time candidate Mark Koppang for city council position 2.
The Federal Way City Council is a non-partisan position, but political relationships and voting patterns could be important in the race for council position 6.
The city council was considering the appointment of Greg Summers to the North Lake advisory committee. According to councilmembers, Summers was very impressive in his interview. There was nothing in his very brief application that caught anyone’s attention.
Last week, we considered several questions about the city attorney’s surprising decision to stop the investigation into a complaint filed by Federal Way City Councilmember Kelly Maloney against Mayor Skip Priest.
In what can only be described as a bizarre and controversial decision, City Attorney Pat Richardson stopped the investigation into the complaint filed by Councilmember Kelly Maloney against Mayor Skip Priest.
There are always some surprises during filing week, and this year was no exception.
Newly appointed Federal Way City Councilmember Kelly Maloney has filed a complaint against Mayor Skip Priest alleging that he yelled at her, cursed at her, pounded his desk with his fist, cried when discussing Jim Ferrell's candidacy for mayor, and attempted to intimidate her.
The slow developing field of candidates for mayor and city council is now set. And there will be some good races in Federal Way.
With the Legislature back in session and Congress in its typical disagreeable mood, I thought it might be helpful to review political terms you may be hearing.
Like the ripples of a stone cast into a pond, the reverberations from the Pinewood Village Apartment murders continue to impact local politics.
On April 21, Federal Way had what may be the most terrifying day in its history.
Last week, two announcements brought both clarity and confusion to the race for mayor in Federal Way. The first announcement — that incumbent Skip Priest would run for re-election — was expected and adds clarity.
For Inslee, it won’t be business, or politics, as usual. He is clearly planning to bring a different way of thinking to Olympia.
Q: On several occasions you have been critical of the Federal Way government’s economic development efforts. Why?
Recently we lost one of the finest public officials of the last generation when Booth Gardner passed away from complications of Parkinson’s.
The election season is heating up everywhere but Federal Way.