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McEvoy, Rankin to face off for retiring Mayor’s seat; other seats uncontested

McEvoy, Rankin to face off for retiring Mayor’s seat; other seats uncontested

by Jack Mayne Incumbent Councilmember Shawn McEvoy switched his candidacy to the seat being vacated by retiring Mayor Susan West. Former Councilmember John L. Rankin, who also filed for that seat, will... [Read more]

Normandy Park Council hires city manager, preps for budget hearing

Normandy Park Council hires city manager, preps for budget hearing

Mark Hoppen by Jack Mayne Mark Hoppen was approved as the new Normandy Park city manager by the City Council at their meeting Tuesday night (April 14), and his first day “on the clock” will be May... [Read more]

BREAKING: Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council

BREAKING: Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

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]