Matthew Jarvis

The Czar hangs up his hat | If I Were Czar

I always knew that someday I would hang up my Czar hat.

 

Here’s what South King Fire should do to earn ‘yes’ vote | If I Were Czar

If you voted no on the last South King Fire and Rescue bond because you were trying to send a message to the leadership, it worked.

 

If you voted no on the last South King Fire and Rescue bond because you were trying to send a message to the leadership, it worked.

 

Tammy Campbell: Putting the SUPER in superintendent | If I Were Czar

Since being selected as Federal Way Public Schools superintendent in April, Tammy Campbell has spent hundreds of hours getting to know our community.

Voters voices still silent over costly PAEC | If I Were Czar

No matter how you spin it, the Performing Arts and Events Center will cost our community a TON of money.

What would it take to change your vote on South King Fire bond? | If I Were Czar

Why would more than 7,500 vote against the South King Fire and Rescue bond?

$2 million question for Federal Way city officials | If I Were Czar

As Warren Buffet likes to say about poker: “If you’ve been in the game 30 minutes and you don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy.”

Federal Way fire district needs couples therapy, investigation | If I Were Czar

If I were Czar, I would fire South King Fire and Rescue Chief Al Church (“for cause” so he doesn’t collect on his ridiculous $300,000 severance package), kick all of the commissioners out of office and shut down the district.

Five steps to stop Federal Way school district’s downward spiral | If I Were Czar

Just when the fire chief of South King Fire and Rescue (SKFR) set a new low for our community by wasting $23,000 in legal fees over allegations against a commissioner as frivolous as “he stares at me during meetings,”

Fire and water districts make the mark, city and schools do not | If I Were Czar

My two daughters recently brought home their report cards from Sherwood Forest Elementary. After my recent opposition to the school district levy, I was relieved to see that their report cards were free of profanity.

Why I am voting no on Federal Way school levy | If I Were Czar

In recent months I have talked to hundreds of people in Federal Way who are planning to vote no on the Federal Way Public Schools’ $53 million levy.

I’m tired of living in “Felony Way.” I’m tired of getting up each morning wondering if the windows have been broken out of my car,

Bringing Federal Way from ‘Felony Way’ to ‘Freakin Awesome Way’ | If I were Czar

I’m tired of living in “Felony Way.” I’m tired of getting up each morning wondering if the windows have been broken out of my car,

Finding solutions to this grading system hell in Federal Way | If I Were Czar

All of the excitement about the Federal Way School District’s grading system is enough to make a person’s head spin.

Mad as hell about Federal Way schools? Do something about it | Jarvis

It seems everywhere I go in town, people are mad as hell about Federal Way Public Schools.

1,100 new apartments are a wakeup call for Federal Way | Jarvis

During the course of 2013, more than 1,100 new apartments have been announced in Federal Way.

If I were Czar: Public deserves better communication | Jarvis

When was the last time the City of Federal Way, Federal Way School District, Federal Way Police Department, South King Fire and Rescue and/or Lakehaven Utility proactively asked for your feedback?

The Czar is mad as hell about poorly rated schools | Jarvis

Like many parents and community leaders, I was disappointed when I read the Washington Board of Education’s ratings of our schools (a rating system created by our state Legislature in 2009).

The Czar’s 1 percent solution for Federal Way | Jarvis

In an effort to improve our fair city (which is always my goal), I am proposing the 1 percent solution.