Bob Roegner

Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?

Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?

Here are some random observations on the candidates.

Elections: What compass will Federal Way follow?
Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Democratics are likely to impeach Trump, but Republicans are unlikely to convict him at trial.

Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?
Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow

Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow

While most of the discussion is pure speculation, there are also several names for the seat floating around in community coffee shops.

Chamber CEO out first for Legislature, more to follow
Two contested Federal Way School Board races

Two contested Federal Way School Board races

In the headline race, Phillips will be challenged by Tenya Magruder to represent District 3.

Two contested Federal Way School Board races
Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely

Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely

The public will always wonder what the department could have become with a more transparent and inclusive approach.

Change coming to South King Fire and Rescue is unlikely
Another business leaves town

Another business leaves town

‘After six years, it is clear Ferrell’s strategy of criminalizing homelessness is not working.’

Another business leaves town
Things public officials do and say

Things public officials do and say

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell is known to match Trump for his hyperbole, but even for him this was out there.

Things public officials do and say
Upsets could be brewing for November

Upsets could be brewing for November

Watch for potential upsets in two Federal Way City Council seats.

Upsets could be brewing for November
Federal Way must not be divided

Federal Way must not be divided

Federal Way’s Diversity Commission reminded us of a sacred obligation bigger than current politics.

Federal Way must not be divided
Primary election: More behind the scenes

Primary election: More behind the scenes

Both council races in the primary were overshadowed by Edwards’s allegations of bribery against Honda.

Primary election: More behind the scenes
Homeless, desperate and frightening in Federal Way

Homeless, desperate and frightening in Federal Way

If the homeless all registered to vote, would that get Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell’s attention?

Homeless, desperate and frightening in Federal Way
Democrats one year later

Democrats one year later

Events have been less predictable and Republicans see some openings they may be able to exploit.

Democrats one year later
Hardball: Honda, Edwards and Styles

Hardball: Honda, Edwards and Styles

Allegations of bribery, changing alliances and hard feelings surround Position 3 race.

Hardball: Honda, Edwards and Styles
Primary for Kochmar, Pagliocco and Festa

Primary for Kochmar, Pagliocco and Festa

Kochmar is clear frontrunner, but could be close race between challengers.

Primary for Kochmar, Pagliocco and Festa
Koppang faces strong challenge from Taylor

Koppang faces strong challenge from Taylor

With the other races having clear front runners and the council divided over many of Ferrell’s actions, this could be an important race.

Koppang faces strong challenge from Taylor
Pride month shows progress is still an uphill battle

Pride month shows progress is still an uphill battle

The past three years have told us that we as a nation are still far apart on equality.

Pride month shows progress is still an uphill battle
Time to question transparency at FW City Hall

Time to question transparency at FW City Hall

One of the pieces of advice I gave Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, when he was a brand new mayor and sought my opinion, was… Continue reading

Time to question transparency at FW City Hall
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Pot shops in Federal Way?

An ordinance can be vetoed by Ferrell, and it would take five council members to override the veto.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Q&A: Sound Transit, homelessness and Mayor Ferrell

I frequently get questions and save them up to answer in case others have the same questions.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws