Bob Roegner

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
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
Pellicciotti’s decision sparks House seat interest

Pellicciotti’s decision sparks House seat interest

The new name that has surfaced is Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Becca Martin.

Pellicciotti’s decision sparks House seat interest
Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates

Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates

The lead story of the council races is that Mayor Jim Ferrell appears to be lining up an informal slate to regain control of the council.

Pellicciotti, Ferrell and council candidates
Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall

Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall

Ferrell does not like the independent accountability the Mirror provides, though that is their job.

Mirror right: Transparency lacking at City Hall
Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy

Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy

The candidate, while possessing skills Ferrell desperately needed, had done some part-time work for IRG.

Federal Way needs professional administrator — not controversy
Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball

Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball

If it was Barack Obama who had committed the same acts that Donald Trump has, what would the Republicans be doing?

Republican hardball trumps Democrat softball
Federal Way City Council races could be lively

Federal Way City Council races could be lively

Four council seats are up for election this year.

Federal Way City Council races could be lively
Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits

Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits

Our homeless need 120-150 nights of shelter, not 12-15, and they shouldn’t have to look forward to another winter without government providing them shelter.

Federal Way mayor punts homeless to churches, nonprofits
Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?

Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?

Politics over DaVita, IRG and former Weyerhaeuser.

Will other businesses also want special treatment in Federal Way?
Are sheriffs above the law?

Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.

Are sheriffs above the law?