Normandy Park cuts police officers and considers February levy lift election
by Jack Mayne It was a long and at times a contentious meeting that ended with cutting two city police officers and other changes to balance the city’s 2015 budget at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. At the same time, the Council was banking on a citizen-run Internet campaign to get in donations all or part of the $276,000 hole in the budget caused by the voters failing to support an increase in the lid on the property rate. If that donation process comes up with much – or all of the $276,000 – the police officer positions and other jobs can be ...
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Normandy Park citizens launch campaign to raise money to keep police officers
by Jack Mayne Citizens of this small city on the shores of Puget Sound have taken the extraordinary step of going to an Internet fundraising website to raise $276,000 to save the jobs of two city police officers and a records clerk. The police positions have come under the knife after city voters rejected on Nov. 3 a proposal to raise the lid on the amount the city could collect in property taxes. The Gofundme website – https://www.gofundme.com/supportnppolice – went online officially on Thursday and, as of midday on Friday, the site reported $4,441 collected from 11 people in four days. Is it even possible? Campaign manager ...
PHOTOS: Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect
The Normandy Park Police Department is seeking the public's help identifying this suspect, wanted in relation to a burglary that happened around 12:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Nov. 12: The burglary occurred near Sylvester Road SW and SW 172nd Street. Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis told us that the suspect appears to be a white male in his late 30’s to mid 40’s, with brown hair, unknown height and weight. He was also wearing a black leather jacket with blue and white pattern on the back and shoulders, and also appears to be wearing rain pants. If anyone recognizes this suspect, please call 911 immediately ...
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A FREE ‘Santa Party’ will be held at the Normandy Park Cove on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1 – 3 p.m. Join your friends, family and neighbors for holiday fun at the Cove’s annual Santa Party. It’s... [Read more]
by Jack Mayne It was a long and at times a contentious meeting that ended with cutting two city police officers and other changes to balance the city’s 2015 budget at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. At... [Read more]Sponsored Post
‘Can’t Stop Smackin’ – located in the Normandy Park Towne Center and opening soon – is looking to hire Servers. This new business is a “Southern inspired restaurant with a Pacific Northwest... [Read more]
The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that Officers were on the scene of a vehicle vs. power pole collision at SW 174th and 4th Ave SW (map below) Wednesday morning, Nov. 25. Police say that... [Read more]
Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy holiday music, raffles and a delicious lunch. Shop from over 140 high quality... [Read more]
Here’s episode #29 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]
by Jack Mayne Citizens of this small city on the shores of Puget Sound have taken the extraordinary step of going to an Internet fundraising website to raise $276,000 to save the jobs of two city police... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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