City Council

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

Port Townsend amends business licensing regulations

The Port Townsend City Council has amended current business licensing regulations to establish a threshold exemption for businesses located outside of the… Continue reading

Port Angeles to study housing needs

The Port Angeles City Council has hired a La Conner consultant to conduct a housing needs assessment for the city. Council members… Continue reading

Two Port Angeles council members walk out of joint meeting in protest

Port Angeles City Council members Jim Moran and Cherie Kidd left a joint meeting with the city Planning Commission in protest last… Continue reading

Low flows in Elwha River prompt call for voluntary conservation in Port Angeles

Low flows in the Elwha River have prompted the city of Port Angeles to call for voluntary water conservation under a Stage… Continue reading

Port Angeles creates code enforcement fund

City officials have created a special fund to help pay for code enforcement in Port Angeles. The City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday… Continue reading

Housing topic of joint meet in Port Townsend

Members of the community made their feelings known during a joint meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and the Ad… Continue reading

Port Angeles agrees to sign pact with Sequim if necessary

The Port Angeles City Council has authorized the city manager to sign an agreement with the city of Sequim to help the… Continue reading

Clallam officials to discuss criminal justice contract in closed-door meeting

Officials from Clallam County, and Sequim and Port Angeles city governments will conduct a closed-door meeting today as they look for a… Continue reading

McKeen talks of tenure as Port Angeles city manager

Dan McKeen will retire as Port Angeles City Manager next week, leaving the city in a “financially sound situation,” the City Council… Continue reading

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