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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]

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]

Normandy Park City Hall hours to change, effective Feb. 1

Normandy Park City Hall hours to change, effective Feb. 1

Effective next Monday, Feb. 1, the Normandy Park City Hall and the Permits Center will operate on “regular business hours” of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, a news release from interim... [Read more]

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]

Normandy Park City Council to interview Interim City Manager candidates Jan. 7

Normandy Park City Council to interview Interim City Manager candidates Jan. 7

by Jack Mayne Four potential interim city manager candidates will be interviewed by the Normandy Park City Council next Wednesday (Jan. 7), the Council decided at a special meeting Tuesday (Dec. 30). The... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Councilmember’s thoughts on current City Manager departure

LETTER: Former Councilmember’s thoughts on current City Manager departure

[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:] Dear Editor, I have been reading... [Read more]

Chief Gaddis will fill in while Normandy Park seeks interim city manager

Chief Gaddis will fill in while Normandy Park seeks interim city manager

by Jack Mayne Even though City Manager Glenn Akramoff’s final day is Dec. 31, he is just providing information and not making executive decisions while the Normandy Park City Council reviews how to find... [Read more]

Normandy Park to hold emergency City Council meeting Wednesday night

Normandy Park to hold emergency City Council meeting Wednesday night

The Normandy Park City Council will hold an emergency meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Normandy Park City Hall in order to consider two issues: The repair or replacement of the Recreation... [Read more]

Reception for Artist Julie Scandora at Normandy Park City Hall Thursday night

Reception for Artist Julie Scandora at Normandy Park City Hall Thursday night

The Normandy Park Arts Commission will be presenting the Artwork of Julie Scandora during November, with a reception at City Hall from 7 – 9 p.m. this Thursday night, Nov. 13. Julie Scandora has been... [Read more]