City Council

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

EYE ON CLALLAM: Commissioners to talk climate change

Clallam County commissioners will discuss a resolution authorizing action on climate change Monday. The work session will begin at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ board… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port to discuss jetty funding alternatives

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will discuss funding alternatives for replacement of the Point Hudson jetties during their regular session at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council debates review of comprehensive plan

A 4-3 majority of the Port Angeles City Council has voted to remand a comprehensive plan amendment to the city Planning Commission… Continue reading

City, college, school district, Lower Elwha Tribe agree to share Port Angeles facilities

The city has inked an agreement with Peninsula College, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Port Angeles School District for the shared… Continue reading

Sequim City Council may consider plastic bag ban this year

The Sequim City Council is considering a ban on some types of plastic bags. Port Angeles has instituted a ban on single-use plastic… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council eyes possible future city manager

Nathan West, Port Angeles community and economic development director, is poised to become the next city manager after action taken by the… Continue reading

Port Townsend again extends land use rules for developing area

The Port Townsend City Council has approved extending the interim land use rules for the areas of Sixth and 10th streets and… Continue reading