Politics Section

City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

By Jack Mayne With aging and dilapidated police cars, the Normandy Park City Council is trying to decide whether to buy four new cars or only two, even one, right away. Acting Police Chief Brian Sommer... [Read more]

Susan West returns to Normandy Park City Council

Susan West returns to Normandy Park City Council

By Jack Mayne Former Mayor Susan West was reappointed to the Normandy Park City Council following the resignation of Councilmember Doug Osterman. The Council voted on Tuesday (April 12) over seven other... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 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]

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]