City Council

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

Port Angeles prepares for new plastic bag law

City officials say they are helping businesses prepare for the “Bring Your Own Bag” law, in which thin plastic carry-out bags will… Continue reading

Port Angeles creates tree board for Tree City USA status

A group of tree enthusiasts has formed an advisory board that will assist the city of Port Angeles in all things forestry.… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council think tank narrows focus on issues

Lodging tax policy, vacant homes, stormwater regulations and building height restrictions top list

Repairs scheduled for Tumwater Street bridge

Tumwater Street bridge will be closed for repairs beginning Monday. The $185,996 maintenance project is expected to be completed on or about… Continue reading

Officials: Annexation would cost Port Townsend property owners more, but provide more

If city residents approve annexation into the East Jefferson Fire District, they would pay more in property taxes — but they also… Continue reading

Bids opened for suicide barriers on Port Angeles bridges

Of the three companies that submitted bids to install taller safety barriers on the Eighth Street bridges, a local contractor had the… Continue reading

Port Angeles council tables plastic bag ban

City lawmakers have tabled a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags in Port Angeles. The City Council was considering two versions of… Continue reading

City of Port Townsend to help with warm weather program

The Port Townsend City Council has agreed that the city will fund a portion of the Jefferson County Summer Emergency Shelter operated… Continue reading

City of Port Townsend to sponsor fireworks for Fourth of July

The Fourth of July will be celebrated with a grand fireworks display at Fort Worden this summer after the Port Townsend City… Continue reading

Port Townsend council drops dog park designation of two neighborhood areas, looks at another

The Port Townsend City Council, in response to residents’ concerns, has dropped the idea of using two neighborhood areas as off-leash dog… Continue reading