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City Council holding Public Comment Session on Levy Lid Lift Tuesday night

City Council holding Public Comment Session on Levy Lid Lift Tuesday night

The Normandy Park City Council will be holding a Public Comment Session on the 2015 Levy Lid Lift on Tuesday, June 23, starting at 7 p.m. “Come learn about and give feedback on a ballot proposition that... [Read more]

City defends levy lid increase, Rankin still objects to magazine explanation

City defends levy lid increase, Rankin still objects to magazine explanation

by Jack Mayne Normandy Park’s official website seems to disagree with the view expressed at the Tuesday night’s City Council meeting by former Councilmember John Rankin that the Park’s official explanation... [Read more]

Reasons given for levy lift ‘just plain wrong,’ says former councilmember

Reasons given for levy lift ‘just plain wrong,’ says former councilmember

by Jack Mayne Normandy Park’s official explanation for the need to pass a levy lift measure in November is “just plain wrong,” former Councilmember John Rankin said at Tuesday night’s Normandy... [Read more]

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]

Districts resent proposed Normandy Park utility tax

Districts resent proposed Normandy Park utility tax

by Jack Mayne Matt Everett, general manager of Highline Water District, told the Normandy Park City Council last week that his and other water and sewer districts oppose a proposal by Jean to invoke a... [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 City Manager candidates will meet with citizens April 10, 11

Normandy Park City Manager candidates will meet with citizens April 10, 11

by Jack Mayne Normandy Park resident Karen Steele last week told the City Council that citizens must be involved in the hiring of a new city manager, “after all, it is our taxes that will be paying the... [Read more]