Keith Livingston

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Election challenges that affect the 30th Legislative District | Livingston

The floodgates of America’s right-wing morality machine have opened. Their goal of overturning the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision has been achieved. Washington’s… Continue reading

 

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

What happens when local legislators bring back the dollars | Livingston

City council meetings are opportunities for public discussion as well as disseminating information. The public discourse offered at these meetings is often diverse and challenging.… Continue reading

 

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Federal Way’s problems did not arrive on the doorstep overnight | Livingston

Federal Way’s streets and main pedestrian walkways have become extensions of the mean streets we see elsewhere — littered, sketchy, and avenues of the downtrodden.… Continue reading

 

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Real life ‘cops and robbers’ is a lucrative game to play | Livingston

Our cities are becoming fear driven crime bubbles with all of us looking for someone to blame. Some believe that our crime wave is a… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Federal Way seems destined for prolonged mediocrity by choice | Livingston

As citizens we are a capricious lot. We expect our elected fellow citizens to oversee the municipal flow of our daily lives, be kind, invest… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Where’s the justification for bad behavior in our society? | Livingston

Common sense respectful behavior and decorum in our society has broken down into angry undercurrents with unreconciled grievances everywhere. It does not help that a… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

The cost of shaming the homeless for being homeless | Livingston

As community members our expectations are great, and we want 2022 to be a better year for our city. For many that means less crime,… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Holiday ode to Federal Way as 2021 comes to a close | Livingston

An ode to Federal Way’s holiday season begins with a roast before we toast. Poor Federal Way is in a pickle since its economic development… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Doctor Community’s honest look at Federal Way | Livingston

Today we are going to have a discussion with my friend “Doctor Community.” Keith: Doc, looking at your crystal ball, please share your thoughts on… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

The benefits of a public market in Federal Way | Livingston

Federal Way is an enigma. As a planned community built on corporate ideals, we have become a city of just over 100,000 in population with… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Diversity and a beacon of hope for Federal Way | Livingston

Diversity has become a “buzzword” used by every city that has a significant multicultural – multiethnic population. It is also a polite way of saying… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

What are your ‘pick-6’ choices for Federal Way? | Livingston

Federal Way, like all cities, gets to be a front row player to the daily, weekly, monthly, annual or multiyear “pick-6” crises to manage. Politicians… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

When will Federal Way earn an A on its report card? | Livingston

Diversity appears to be Federal Way’s double-edged sword. We champion our diversity as a badge of courage, but fail to capitalize on its potential. Federal… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Federal Way can reshape itself through the arts | Livingston

Could Federal Way reshape itself into a dynamic force in the South Puget Sound by investing in the arts? The Ford Foundation recently raised a… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

What niche is Federal Way trying to fill? | Livingston

What niche is Federal Way trying to fill in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area? Using Google search, I asked: “What is Federal Way known for?” Google’s… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Police blotter blues and our sense of accountability | Livingston

Reading the police blotter in any newspaper proves that we as people will do just about anything and when caught, find a way to justify… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

The state of Federal Way’s forward-thinking ‘vision’ | Livingston

I watched the mayor of Federal Way’s 2021 State of the City speech and it was a decent presentation that checked all the boxes necessary… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Can 2021 be a pivotal year for this nation? | Livingston

Perceptions, reality, disinformation, truth, fact, deflection, conspiracy, accountability or none at all and despite this daily grind of ongoing media and political swill, we are… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Key to reconnecting community amid the pandemic | Livingston

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis of 2020 is a change opportunity as well as a community health check. It has and will continue reshaping local communities… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

Let the 2021 political games begin | Livingston

The Legislature is in session starting Jan. 11. Let the 2021 political games begin. Progressives, moderates, conservatives and add a few let-Trump-be-king nut jobs to… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a longtime Federal Way resident and community observer. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.