Eye contact? [On March 2] I attended the Lake Washington School District board meeting to support members of my community recently impacted by the board's decision to relocate a group of special education students because of capacity issues.
The 69 percent vote on doing away with plastic bags was revealing. The Kirkland City Council is supposed to represent us, the people who elected them.
The proposed ARC community center will draw users from well outside Kirkland. I do not believe the new Snohomish aquatic recreation center, with similar services and easy egress, is anywhere near financially self supporting. Nor do they have proximity of users from Bothell, Woodinville and Redmond.
I have lived in Kirkland all of my life and like the idea of an Aquatics, Recreation and Community Center. It all depends on how we go about locating it, building it, maintaining it and paying for it.
Thank you for the front-page story about how the Kirkland City Council, except Councilman Nixon, passed a plastic bag ban despite polling showing that an overwhelming percentage residents object to the legislation and the apparent lack of need for such a ban.
As I opened my “single use” plastic bag and extracted my Kirkland Reporter the front-page informed me that the City Council passed a ban on plastic bags.
I want to voice my support for locating the Kirkland Aquatics, Recreation and Community (ARC) Center at the proposed north Juanita Beach Park site. I live just off of Juanita Drive, on the Finn Hill side of the Juanita/Finn Hill neighborhood boundary, where my family and I moved nearly 25 years ago.
While it was admirable to create a salmon habitat example out of Juanita beach, that change removed a lot of grassy play area space on the beach side of Juanita Drive. The only available open space left anywhere near the dense residential area of central Juanita is now the park across from Juanita beach.
Conflict emerged during the last monthly Kirkland Park Board meeting in February over the location of the new Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC). At the meeting, Park Department Director Jennifer Schroeder reported on the on-line survey that is being conducted and passed out ARC brochures developed by the Parks Department, which has been sent to all residents of Kirkland. The on-line survey includes a visual tour.
I would like to discuss with you the construction of a new single-family residence that is being planned. I would first like to tell you that I am one of five residential homes that live right next to these wetlands. The residents here have all been told for many years that these wetlands are protected. There are many species of plants and animals that call these wetlands home.
I just read the Kirkland Reporter I received today. It looks as if folks are awakening to the way our mayors (recently past and present), and city council conduct business.
While the city of Kirkland has taken yet another step to micromanage its residents lives by passing a ban on plastic bags, the city of Huntington Beach's (Cal.) city council voted 6-1 on Jan. 20 to repeal its plastic bag ban that went into effect in 2013.
Can Kirkland's roads get any worse? For years we have been subjected to driving on the most horrific streets in Kirkland. Why do they not get replaved?
Kirkland City Council building the ARC on the Juanita Ballpark site is finally something to cheer about.
I am a single parent and resident of the Juanita neighborhood of Kirkland.
I would like to personally thank Kirkland City Councilmember Toby Nixon for his (stand alone) vote against banning plastic bags… I agree 100 percent sir.
I wholeheartedly agree with the opinion that Kirkland is allowing its annexed areas to languish.
When I learned of the City of Kirkland's plans to destroy and build a 93,000-square-foot Aquatic Recreation Center and 200-plus parking spaces where beautiful Juanita Bay Park now sits and delights so many people, I thought it had to be a mistake. Or a bad joke.
The pictorial drawing shows a bike path next to the east side of Lake Street and Lake Washington Boulevard.
Women and girls in Washington who come here from certain other countries are at risk of female genital mutilation, a heinous practice that involves removing outer genitalia as a marriage ritual, it can cause lasting physical and emotional damage or it can even be fatal.