City Council

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

Sequim sidewalks, curbs by park expected by Lavender Festival

New sidewalks and curbs are expected to be installed near Carrie Blake Community Park by the time of the Sequim Lavender Festival this… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council considers plastic bag ban

Let the plastic bag debate begin. The Port Angeles City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to direct staff to develop a proposal to… Continue reading

Port Townsend lodging tax funds allocated; lack of application process questioned

The Port Townsend City Council unanimously approved $557,338 in lodging tax funding for this year, nearly 60 percent of which will go… Continue reading

Port Townsend council looks at possible annexation into fire district

The Port Townsend City Council discussed a possible ballot measure proposing the city be annexed into the East Jefferson Fire-Rescue district. “Currently,… Continue reading

Port Townsend urged to delay city manager search

Port Townsend’s city manager is prepared to delay his retirement — originally slated for the end of 2018 — to allow city… Continue reading

Sequim City Council selects States for vacant seat

Sequim City Council members unanimously voted to fill a vacant seat with a business development manager and co-owner of Wind Rose Cellars. Sequim’s… Continue reading

Newly elected Port Angeles council members seated

A new majority of the Port Angeles City Council was sworn in Tuesday. Kate Dexter, Mike French, Jim Moran and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin… Continue reading

Deadline nears for applications for vacant Sequim City Council seat

The deadline is approaching for applications for a vacant seat on the Sequim City Council. Applications for the seat once held by the… Continue reading

Outgoing Port Angeles council majority praised

With their replacements joining in applause, the four outgoing Port Angeles City Council members took one final bow this month. Mayor Patrick… Continue reading

Port Angeles utility increase leaves electricity rates unchanged in 2018

Utility customers in the city of Port Angeles will pay an average of $3.59 more on monthly bills next year. Electricity rates,… Continue reading

Port Angeles renews $257,985 contract for marketing

With lodging tax revenue at an all-time high, the city of Port Angeles has renewed a contract with Vertigo Marketing to promote… Continue reading

Meeting between tribal and Port Angeles officials called off

A meeting with the Lower Elwha Tribal Council and all seven Port Angeles City Council members who will be seated as of… Continue reading

Slight Port Angeles utility hike likely; residents complain of high rates

City customers can expect a slight increase in utility bills next year if the Port Angeles City Council adopts a recommended adjustment.… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council approves $108.03 million budget

The Port Angeles City Council has approved a $108.03 million budget for 2018. Council members voted 6-1 Tuesday — with Councilman Lee… Continue reading