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!
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.
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.
New Mayor Skip Priest and the Federal Way City Council will be under the big microscope of public observation the next few months as everyone watches to see how City Hall changes under the new strong mayor system.