City Council

Jefferson County commissioners call for February special election

A special election has been set for Feb. 12, 2019, so voters can consider a ballot proposition that would annex the city… Continue reading

Port Angeles postpones felling of Lions Park sequoia

City officials have postponed the removal of the Lions Park sequoia. Port Angeles Mayor Sissi Bruch said she was concerned about the… Continue reading

Public contributes ideas of ideal Port Townsend city manager

About 50 community members shared their thoughts at the Cotton Building during a conversation cafe to begin crafting a profile of Port… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council to refrain from meeting on night of general election

After decades of meeting regularly on election night, the Port Angeles City Council has decided to gather on the Wednesday after the… Continue reading

Sequoia in Port Angeles Lions Park to be cut down

A majestic sequoia that graces Lions Park in Port Angeles will be removed next month, much to the dismay of those who… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council considers 2019 budget

Port Angeles is “financially strong” going into 2019 with a balanced, sustainable budget that maintains healthy reserves, the City Council was told.… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council approves 1 percent tax increase

The Port Angeles City Council has approved a 1 percent property tax levy increase for 2019. Council members voted 6-0 Tuesday —… Continue reading

Port Townsend seeks public input on city manager search

City officials have started the process of finding a replacement for David Timmons, the first and only city manager Port Townsend has… Continue reading

Housing agreement approved by Jefferson County, Port Townsend

The Jefferson County commissioners and the Port Townsend City Council have unanimously approved an updated interlocal agreement supporting affordable housing and housing… Continue reading

Lot rezoned at Olympic Medical Center to allow for parking expansion

Olympic Medical Center has had a residential lot rezoned to allow for a potential parking expansion at its Port Angeles campus. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles council OKs utility rate increase

The Port Angeles City Council has approved a 1 percent rate increase on residential utility customers’ total bills that will take effect… Continue reading

Port Townsend council considers transportation, water system plans

PORT TOWNSEND —Port Townsend City Council members heard presentations on the proposed six-year capital improvement plan and the 2018 water system plan, as well as… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council approves new contract with chamber of commerce

The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce has a new contract and more funding to operate the visitor center at 121 E.… Continue reading

Power lines to be replaced in eight-block area of Port Angeles

Crews next month will begin replacing overhead power lines on the alley between First and Second streets in Port Angeles. The $140,930,… Continue reading

Port Angeles council backs effort to overturn ruling; home rule at issue, supporters say

Port Angeles has joined a legal effort to defend home rule authority. The City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday — with Cherie Kidd… Continue reading

Port Angeles council members brainstorm on access to creeks

Public access to creek corridors in Port Angeles should be enhanced, City Council members said last week. Existing access to Peabody, Valley,… Continue reading

Emergency dispatch center merger on the table

Two Port Angeles officials will meet with the JeffCom 9-1-1 board next week to discuss a possible merger with Peninsula Communications. City… Continue reading

Sequim declines $1M loan for Prairie Street, looks to still do public outreach

Funding won’t be coming through quite as planned for projected work on Prairie Street. Sequim’s Public Works director David Garlington told city council… Continue reading

Sequim proposes $38.4 million budget for 2019

Reconstructing Fir Street, doing more for the arts and helping the Water Reclamation Facility smell better are all on tap for the city… Continue reading

Port Angeles to focus more on code compliance

The Port Angeles City Council had agreed that code compliance should be a higher priority. Exactly how to pay for a code… Continue reading