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First Ave speed limit lowered; new City Manager tentatively selected Tuesday

First Ave speed limit lowered; new City Manager tentatively selected Tuesday

by Jack Mayne The speed limit on the entire length of First Avenue South through Normandy Park will soon lower to 35 miles per hour, the Normandy Park City Council decided Tuesday night (April 14). It... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: New Normandy Park budget needed after accounting snafu found

ANALYSIS: New Normandy Park budget needed after accounting snafu found

by Jack Mayne No doubt when Bob Jean became interim city manager for Normandy Park in January he did not expect to uncover and then have to fix a looming city budget crisis of nearly a half million dollars. Jean... [Read more]

Normandy Park faces budget crisis because ‘rules have changed’

Normandy Park faces budget crisis because ‘rules have changed’

by Jack Mayne Because “the rules have changed,” some “modest income increases” and staffing cuts are being proposed by Normandy Park Interim City Manager Bob Jean. Because the city is suffering... [Read more]

LETTER: John Rankin shares thoughts on his recent city council recall efforts

LETTER: John Rankin shares thoughts on his recent city council recall efforts

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Normandy Park Blog nor its staff:] Editor; I have had some Normandy... [Read more]

Judge refuses to order recall of Normandy Park Councilmembers

Judge refuses to order recall of Normandy Park Councilmembers

by Jack Mayne King County Superior Court Judge Brian Gain on Friday denied a request by former Councilmember John Rankin to order a recall of two Normandy Park City Councilmembers. Rankin had filed petitions... [Read more]

Jail budget down with new facility, says police chief

Jail budget down with new facility, says police chief

by Jack Mayne The city’s first homicide in 28 years and a new and less expensive jail facility in nearby Des Moines were the major points in Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis’ third annual report... [Read more]

Construction ‘Summer Storm’ coming to Normandy Park in 2015

Construction ‘Summer Storm’ coming to Normandy Park in 2015

by Jack Mayne It will be a summer construction season “like nothing you have ever seen before,” said Normandy Park city engineer Maryanne Zukowski at a special meeting of the City Council Tuesday (Jan... [Read more]

Rankin challenges three Councilmembers over land settlement letter

Rankin challenges three Councilmembers over land settlement letter

Former Normandy Park Councilmember John Rankin is charging three members of the current Council with making a “false or misleading statement” over an October letter…

Interim City Manager says nothing is wrong, but much organizing needed

Interim City Manager says nothing is wrong, but much organizing needed

by Jack Mayne The new man in charge of Normandy Park – interim City Manager Bob Jean – says his first two 12-hour days showed him some momentum has slowed but his first big job is to get progress moving... [Read more]

Normandy Park City Council hires Bob Jean as interim City Manager

Normandy Park City Council hires Bob Jean as interim City Manager

by Jack Mayne After spending three hours questioning three candidates for interim city manager, the City Council voted on Wednesday night (Jan. 7) to hire Bob Jean, a veteran of coming into a community... [Read more]