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The political structure in Federal Way is apparently about to undergo a significant change as two well-known public officials will not seek re-election.
If you were looking for a political issue that is tailor-made for Federal Way’s strong mayor form of government, then Sound Transit just gave it to you.
Who will be Washington’s next governor? The field isn’t set yet, but movements have been going on for quite a while. And there may be a twist coming.
It is May 2011 and we haven’t even had filing week for local fall elections yet, and most of the political speculation is still focused on 2012.
Last fall and again more recently, a group of individuals has been advocating term limits for the mayor and city council here in Federal Way.
Baseball season has started, the flowers are out and occasionally so is the sun. Our dispositions are better and we celebrate that special person in our lives, our mothers. That means it’s May!
This is the second of a two-part column suggesting that by not holding public meetings or confirmation hearings where the public could offer comment, the… Continue reading
According to the dictionary, transparency is defined as “easily detected or seen through; clear.”
Three seats on the Federal Way School Board are up for election this fall.
Apparently, conservation of environmentally sensitive property can be added to the list of controversial issues for would-be candidates this election season.
This year, there are four Federal Way City Council positions up for election.
There are four Federal Way City Council seats up for election this year. If you’re thinking about running, there are all kinds of issues you… Continue reading
But what used to pass for civil discourse has taken a whole new direction, as “cranky” seems to have replaced “civil.”
For three years and two elections, Federal Way voters debated their form of government.
King County government will be worth watching this year. Not only does the county continue to have budget challenges and potentially interesting races, but some… Continue reading
In a recent column, I mentioned that merging different special purpose districts — such as South King Fire and Rescue and Lakehaven Utility District — with city government would be more effective and efficient.
With many public budgets facing their third year of cutbacks in services and staffing, anything that creates “jobs,” “growth” and “economic development” has started to rival public safety in its level of importance to local government.
Sometime in our lives, each of us encounters a brush with history.
During last year's election cycle, I wrote a column that suggested that with the economy down, the only thing that might save the Democrats from significant losses was the Republicans themselves.
I receive many questions about my columns. Since other readers might have similar questions, I wanted share a few of them.