City Council

Lead picked for Port Townsend task force: Panel to focus on finding new city manager

Former Port Townsend City Council member Catharine Robinson will serve as lead of the city’s community task force for the replacement of… Continue reading

Port Angeles council considering vacant building law

The Port Angeles City Council is considering ways to encourage owners of vacant commercial and residential buildings to put their properties to… Continue reading

Port Townsend council OKs housing program

A divided Port Townsend City Council has agreed to adopt a 12-year multi-family tax exemption program. The program designates specific residential target… Continue reading

Port Angeles council approves city manager contract

The Port Angeles City Council has approved an employment contract with its next city manager. Nathan West, acting city manager and former… Continue reading

County eyes increased fees for homeless, housing services

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners met with members of the Port Townsend City Council’s Ad Hoc Housing Committee on Monday and… Continue reading

Port Angeles files federal lawsuit over Elwha water facilities

The city of Port Angeles has filed a lawsuit against the federal government seeking damages and an injunction on the planned transfer… Continue reading

Sequim arts commission asks council for dedicated liaison, more funding

The City Council plans to bring more artistic endeavors to the city next year. Following a list of priorities provided by the city… Continue reading

Port Angeles bond rating rises to Aa3

Sound financial policies and council-identified priorities have improved the city of Port Angeles’ bond rating, City Manager Dan McKeen announced last week.… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council awards contract with downtown association

Beer will flow at the Port Angeles Arts & Draughts Festival this September, the City Council ensured last week. The council voted… Continue reading

Port Angeles council OKs filing lawsuit against park service

While holding out hope for an amicable settlement, the Port Angeles City Council has green-lighted a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of… Continue reading

Sequim City Council selects salon owner Armacost as newest member

For the second time this year, the Sequim City Council has appointed a new member. William Armacost, 63, was selected at Monday’s council… Continue reading

Port Angeles council takes next step in hiring city manager

It’s official: Nathan West will be the next Port Angeles city manager. The City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to appoint a subcommittee… Continue reading

Port Townsend City Council considers tax exemptions to enourage housing

The Port Townsend City Council is one step closer to enacting a program that provides for limited eight- or 12-year tax exemptions… Continue reading

Some Port Angeles stores receive one-year exemption from plastic bag law

Paper or plastic? That largely depends on where you shop after some Port Angeles retailers received exemptions from the plastic bag ban.… Continue reading

Sequim considering code enforcement changes

SEQUIM— Code enforcement in the city of Sequim might be retooled in the near future. Following a new study, Stewardship Sequim: Recommendations for a clean,… Continue reading

Port Angeles aims for climate plan in 2019

City officials will develop a climate action plan in 2019 with help from a citizens’ committee. The Port Angeles City Council voted… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council appoints members to Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

A two-thirds majority of the Port Angeles City Council has appointed seven members to the influential Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. The volunteer… Continue reading

Official: Clallam can’t change legal age for tobacco, vaping

Clallam County and cities within its borders may want to but can’t increase the state-mandated smoking and vaping legal age from 18… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council votes to create housing crisis task force

The City Council has created a task force to tackle the housing crisis in Port Angeles. Council members voted 6-0 Tuesday to… Continue reading

Port Townsend moves to renegotiate interlocal agreements on affordable housing

After a lengthy and sometimes contentious discussion about funding, the Port Townsend City Council voted to terminate existing interlocal agreements between the… Continue reading