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Chicquette chosen new Normandy Park Mayor; Finance stays with Waters

Chicquette chosen new Normandy Park Mayor; Finance stays with Waters

by Jack Mayne In its first meeting with three new members, the Normandy Park City Council made a somewhat unusual decision to make a newly-elected member the Mayor for the next two years, replacing Susan... [Read more]

Plaques and thanks given to outgoing Normandy Park City Councilmembers

Plaques and thanks given to outgoing Normandy Park City Councilmembers

by Jack Mayne The Normandy Park City Council had its last meeting of the year and its last for three members – Mayor Susan West and Councilmembers Shawn McEvoy and Stacia Jenkins. City Manager Mark Hoppen... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 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]

Normandy Park City Council puts six-year levy lit lift on August primary ballot

Normandy Park City Council puts six-year levy lit lift on August primary ballot

by Jack Mayne The Normandy Park City Council put a levy increase that would last each of six years on next August’s primary election ballot. The decision Tuesday (Dec. 8) to make the levy increase around... [Read more]

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

Here’s episode #30 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]

Normandy Park cuts police officers and considers February levy lift election

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... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police seeking help finding burglary suspect; storm forecast & more

PODCAST: Police seeking help finding burglary suspect; storm forecast & more

Here’s episode #28 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]

Normandy Park City Council told Levy Lift Lid could pass on a new special ballot

Normandy Park City Council told Levy Lift Lid could pass on a new special ballot

by Jack Mayne Let’s try that Levy Lift Lid in a new ballot now that people realize how drastic the cuts would have to be after its failure, citizens and the Normandy Park Police Guild urged the City... [Read more]

Rankin blames Council for levy lid loss which caused police force cuts

Rankin blames Council for levy lid loss which caused police force cuts

by Jack Mayne Normandy Park will lose two police officers and not hire a third as the city chopped over a half million from its budget due to the loss at the polls on Nov. 3 of a proposal to increase the... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police Dept. to layoff officers due to failure of Levy Lid Lift

Normandy Park Police Dept. to layoff officers due to failure of Levy Lid Lift

The Normandy Park Police Department announced that it will be laying off officers due to the failure of the Levy Lid Life Proposition in the Nov. 3 election. The city says that the proposition was needed... [Read more]