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Posted on: January 23, 2020

City Rezones School District Properties

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During its Jan. 21 meeting, the Issaquah City Council approved, with a 5-2 vote, changes to the land-use designation and zoning of three parcels – commonly called the Providence Heights property – that the Issaquah School District rece...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Plan Ahead: Utility Rates/Taxes

City Hall

Attention ratepayers: Your utility bills are changing in 2020 to support ongoing City services.  The changes reflect previously adopted rate increase on water, sewer and stormwater utilities, plus an increase in the utility tax rate.

See the 2020 ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Welcome: New Councilmember Zach Hall

CM Hall Swearing In

Congratulations to Councilmember Zach Hall, who was formally sworn in Jan. 6, 2020 to serve in his elected seat (following certification of the 2019 King County Elections) of Position No. 2. He will represent Issaquah residents for a four-year term on the...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

City Launches Redesigned Website

New Website Cover Page

Welcome to the City’s redesigned our website, which focuses on enhanced customer service!

Before launching this project in early 2019, the City conducted an online survey to collect the community’s feedback. That feedback, along with we...

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Top News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Gateway to Cougar Mountain Permanently Protected

Bergsma Hike

The City of Issaquah – in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and King County – announced today the protection of 46 acres of forested hillsides on Cougar Mountain.The property will serve as a gateway to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and H...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

2020 Arts Grant Recipients

Each year, the City of Issaquah invests in arts and culture for the community, through a competitive grants program that supports quality arts programming, arts education, cultural events and festivals.  For 2020, the Arts Commission rec...

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Arts & Culture

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Down Home 4th of July Heritage Day: Letters of Interest

The City of Issaquah of Issaquah is seeking letters of interest from qualified individual(s) or organization(s) to produce, coordinate and manage the 20th anniversary of the Down Home 4th of July Heritage Day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.   The...

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Posted on: January 25, 2020

Newsy Items on City Council’s Agenda

The City Council’s Jan. 28 Study Session agenda includes:

1. Recognition of retiring Public Works Engineering Director Sheldon Lynne.2. Presentation on new cemetery management agreement.3. Presentation on proposed new Human Services grant funding...

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City Hall
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Volunteer: Serve on Our Boards and Commissions

Our volunteer boards and commissions do important work — but they can’t do it without you.Serving on a City board or commission is a fun, interesting and impactful way to make a difference in our community. We’re now acceptin...

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City Hall
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Plan Ahead: New Utility Rates/Taxes

Attention ratepayers: Your utility bills are changing in 2020 to support ongoing City services.  The changes reflect previously adopted rate increase on water, sewer and stormwater utilities, plus an increase in the utility tax rate.

See the 2020 ...

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City Hall
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Utility Bills: Low-Income Discount Programs

The Issaquah City Council recently expanded programs for low-income discounts on utility bills:

  • A program for seniors is now expanded to include both renter and owners.
  • A new household program will provide a $100 rebate check each year. Enrollment will star...
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City Hall
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Welcome: New Councilmember Zach Hall

Congratulations to Councilmember Zach Hall, who was formally sworn in Jan. 6, 2020 to serve in his elected seat (following certification of the 2019 King County Elections) of Position No. 2. He will represent Issaquah residents for a four-year term on the...

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City Hall
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Mayor Pauly Elected to SCA Board

Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly was recently elected to the Sound Cities Association (SCA) Board of Directors, representing the North Caucus Cities.

The SCA represents 38 cities in King County, and provides a voice for over one million people. The organizati...

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City Hall
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Welcome: New Councilmember Barbara de Michele

Congratulations to Councilmember Barbara de Michele, who was formally sworn in Nov. 26, 2019 to serve in her elected seat (following certification of the 2019 King County Elections). Position No. 3 was previously held by an appointed member. She will repr...

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City Hall
Posted on: November 19, 2019

City Council Adopts 2020 Budget

Budget News

The Issaquah City Council adopted the 2020 budget during its Nov. 18, 2019 meeting.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Down Home 4th of July Heritage Day: Letters of Interest

The City of Issaquah of Issaquah is seeking letters of interest from qualified individual(s) or organization(s) to produce, coordinate and manage the 20th anniversary of the Down Home 4th of July Heritage Day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.   The...

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Community
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Update: Proposed Rezoning for School District Properties

The City of Issaquah is currently considering changes to the land-use designation and zoning of three parcels – commonly called the Providence Heights property – that the Issaquah School District recently acquired.

The proposed new zoni...

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Community
Posted on: January 9, 2020

King County Housing Authority: Section 8 Waiting List Opens Soon

King County Housing Authority will accept applications for potential placement on its Section 8 waiting list starting Feb. 12 through Feb. 25. 

The application process is online only at kcha.org/lottery.

Applying is free. Anyone charging you money,...

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Online Application Community
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Apply Now: U.S. Census Bureau Jobs

Are you looking for ways to help our local community?

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring temporary positions for the 2020 Census.

All 2020 Census jobs are temporary—and the largest number of positions available are for census takers, which...

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Community
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Council Adopts Citywide Strategic Plan

After ayear of reflection, research, planning and engagement, City Council unanimously
adopted Our Issaquah, a citywide strategic plan, on May 6, 2019.

 

Our Issaquah is focused on driving meaningful outcomes for our community. The goals and objec...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

City Rezones School District Properties

During its Jan. 21 meeting, the Issaquah City Council approved, with a 5-2 vote, changes to the land-use designation and zoning of three parcels – commonly called the Providence Heights property – that the Issaquah School District rece...

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Development
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Newport: Riva Construction Update

Starting Dec. 2, crews will begin installing a speed table in the 1900 block of Newport Way Northwest as part of planned roadwork improvements for the Riva Development.

Drivers can expect lane shifts as construction crews will be shifting both east and wes...

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Development
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Construction Starts: Westridge Block 4

Construction will start soon for Polygon Northwest’s Westridge Block 4 development, located at the northwest corner of Northeast Ellis Drive and Westridge Way Northeast in the Issaquah Highlands.   Crews will be onsite later th...

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Development

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

2020 Issaquah Citizen Corps Training & Events

The Issaquah Citizen Corps (ICC) has published their 2020 calendar of events and training. Radio training, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes, Rapid Impact Survey training and much more is on the schedule for 2020.

If interested in taking par...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Prepare Now: Winter Weather Conditions

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With winter weather concerns in the forecast, our team is preparing to respond.

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Permanent Road Closure: NE High Street

Northeast High Street will be permanently closed to traffic, as the area will be converted to a future park and trail.

Northeast Ellis Drive and Northeast Discovery Drive will provide access to the West Highlands Park neighborhood.

More details on the futur...

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Neighborhoods: Issaquah Highlands
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Highlands: Expect Real Estate Appraiser Visits

Real estate appraisers for the King County Department of Assessments will be performing physical inspections in the Issaquah Highlands area this fall through the summer of 2020.These inspections take place once every six years for all real estate in King ...

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Neighborhoods: Issaquah Highlands
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Construction Starts: Westridge Block 4

Construction will start soon for Polygon Northwest’s Westridge Block 4 development, located at the northwest corner of Northeast Ellis Drive and Westridge Way Northeast in the Issaquah Highlands.   Crews will be onsite later this week to...

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Neighborhoods: Issaquah Highlands

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Newport: Repair Needed for Rapid Flashing Beacon

The Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) for the crosswalk located at the intersection of Northwest Oakcrest Drive and Newport Way Northwest is out of service and needs to be replaced.

City staff is actively working to resolve this issue and restore op...

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Neighborhoods: Newport
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Newport: Riva Construction Update

Starting Dec. 2, crews will begin installing a speed table in the 1900 block of Newport Way Northwest as part of planned roadwork improvements for the Riva Development.

Drivers can expect lane shifts as construction crews will be shifting both east and wes...

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Neighborhoods: Newport
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Gateway to Cougar Mountain Permanently Protected

The City of Issaquah – in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and King County – announced today the protection of 46 acres of forested hillsides on Cougar Mountain.   The property will serve as a gateway to Cougar Mountain Regiona...

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Neighborhoods: Newport

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Southeast 43rd Roundabout: Temporary Speed Signs

Crews recently installed temporary radar speed signs at the Southeast 43rd and East Lake Sammamish Parkway roundabout.

Permanent radar speed signs have been ordered, but are anticipated to take up to six-months to receive from the factory.

Meanwhile, the te...

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Neighborhoods: North Issaquah

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Olde Town: Single Family-Duplex Zoning Workshop Recap

On Jan. 11, the City hosted a Walking Tour and Workshop on Single Family-Duplex zoning (see map) at the Issaquah Senior Center.

About 50 people attended the tour and presentation, and provided feedback on what they thought should and shouldn’t be...

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Neighborhoods: Olde Town

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

City Rezones School District Properties

During its Jan. 21 meeting, the Issaquah City Council approved, with a 5-2 vote, changes to the land-use designation and zoning of three parcels – commonly called the Providence Heights property – that the Issaquah School District rece...

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Neighborhoods: Providence Point
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Update: Proposed Rezoning for School District Properties

The City of Issaquah is currently considering changes to the land-use designation and zoning of three parcels – commonly called the Providence Heights property – that the Issaquah School District recently acquired.

The proposed new zoning for the three par...

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Neighborhoods: Providence Point
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Southeast 43rd Roundabout: Temporary Speed Signs

Crews recently installed temporary radar speed signs at the Southeast 43rd and East Lake Sammamish Parkway roundabout.

Permanent radar speed signs have been ordered, but are anticipated to take up to six-months to receive from the factory.

Meanwhile, the te...

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Neighborhoods: Providence Point

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Traffic Alert: Bellevue's West Lake Samm Closure

Starting Monday, Jan. 27, a section of West Lake Sammamish Parkway in Bellevue, between Northup Way and Southeast 26th Street, will be closed to through traffic between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. This closure is expected to last until Jan. 31.

During the closure, B...

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Neighborhoods: South Cove
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Traffic Alert: NW Sammamish Road

City staff will be installing a new water service at 5104 NW Sammamish Road starting on Jan. 22.

The work is anticipated to last about 3 days between the hours of 8 a.m-3 p.m. Flaggers will be onsite to assist with traffic.

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Neighborhoods: South Cove

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Talus Middle School: Public Hearing Continued

Issaquah’s Development Commission will continue the public hearing for a Site Development Permit application related to the proposed middle school in Talus on Feb. 5.

The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be held in Council Chambers.

Plan t...

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Neighborhoods: Talus
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Gateway to Cougar Mountain Permanently Protected

The City of Issaquah – in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and King County – announced today the protection of 46 acres of forested hillsides on Cougar Mountain. Watch the announcement here.The property will serve as a gatewa...

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Neighborhoods: Talus

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

2020 Pass Fee Changes

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Each year the Parks and Recreation department conducts a comparative study for the services we deliver to our community. This review employs a ‘best practices’ approach to inform our annual fees which are adopted by City Council in the annual budget.

In pr...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Winter Recreation Guide Released

Winter Rec Guide

The Winter 2019 Recreation Guide is here and packed full of important dates and events.

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Gateway to Cougar Mt Permanently Protected

Bergsma Hike

The City of Issaquah – in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and King County – announced today the protection of 46 acres of forested hillsides on Cougar Mountain. Watch the full announcement here.The property will serve as a g...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Confluence Park Turf and Irrigation Project Update

Confluence Park

The Confluence Park Turf and Irrigation project is in its final phase – the lawn establishment period.    The sodded area (adjacent to the picnic shelter) opened to the public the first week of Nov. 2019. Remaining fenced areas of the pa...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Investigation: Shots Fired at SW Clark St

At 2:50 p.m. Jan. 21, 2020, Issaquah Police were dispatched to a suspicious call for possible shots fired in the 200 block of Southwest Clark Street. No specifics were provided by any reporting person prior to officer arrival.

Upon arriving within moments ...

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Police
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Civil Service Commission Opening: Chief Examiner

The Civil Service Commission is seeking a Chief Examiner. This position is only open to City of Issaquah residents and current City of Issaquah employees (in compliance with WA RCW 41.12 and Issaquah Municipal Code Chapter 2.68). 

Under the direct...

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Police
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Video Doorbell: Trial Program

The Issaquah Police Department (IPD) has a video doorbell trial program that allows applicants to trial the device for five months free of charge. 

For those interested in applying please complete this form. IPD maintains a wait list for the devic...

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Police

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Senior Center: January Newsletter is Here!

The Issaquah Senior Center's January newsletter is here!The January calendar is packed full with tons of wonderful activities, workshops, trips and classes.

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Senior Services
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Senior Center: February Newsletter is Here!

The Issaquah Senior Center’s February newsletter is here!The February calendar is packed full with tons of wonderful activities, workshops, trips and classes.

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Senior Services

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Soil & Water Steward Applications Open

Tilth Alliance’s Soil and Water Stewardship program offers a comprehensive, nine-month training in sustainable food production and natural resource conservation for Seattle and King County residents. Apply what you learn in your own community th...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Traffic Alert: Bellevue's West Lake Samm Closure

Starting Monday, Jan. 27, a section of West Lake Sammamish Parkway in Bellevue, between Northup Way and Southeast 26th Street, will be closed to through traffic between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. This closure is expected to last until Jan. 31.

During the closure, B...

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Traffic Alerts
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Traffic Alert: NW Sammamish Road

City staff will be installing a new water service at 5104 NW Sammamish Road starting on Jan. 22.

The work is anticipated to last about 3 days between the hours of 8 a.m-3 p.m. Flaggers will be onsite to assist with traffic.

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Traffic Alerts
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Traffic Alert: Issaquah-Fall City Road Capital Project

The City of Sammamish is undertaking a project that will
impact traffic along Issaquah-Fall City Rd adjacent to the Klahanie neighborhood. 

The project will be widening the roadway between 242nd Ave SE and Klahanie Dr SE from two to five lanes. ...Read on...

Traffic Alerts

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Permanent Road Closure: NE High Street

Northeast High Street will be permanently closed to traffic, as the area will be converted to a future park and trail.

Northeast Ellis Drive and Northeast Discovery Drive will provide access to the West Highlands Park neighborhood.

More details on the futur...

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Transportation
Posted on: December 17, 2019

10 Weeks of Reduced Link Service Beginning Jan. 4

From Jan. 4 to Mar. 15, Sound Transit will be building new tracks that connect downtown Seattle to the Eastside. When open in 2023, East Link trains will serve 19 stations from Northgate to Redmond, including 10 new stations in Judkins Park, Mercer Island...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

WSDOT I-90 Project Going into Winter Suspension

Due to the cold, wet weather, WSDOT’s I-90 Eastgate to SR 900 project went into winter suspension on Monday, Nov. 25. Their contractor crews still have weather-dependent work to complete in the center median, so the temporary lane shift that bega...

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