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City Assessing Risks from Landslides and Geologic Hazards through State-of-the-Art Mapping Program
City News
The City of Kirkland Planning Department this week launched a website and survey form dedicated to the City’s geohazard mapping initiative, a new integrated mapping approach that will better depict potential seismic and landslide hazard areas in the City.
Youth Basketball League Registration Open through October 30
City News
Register online at www.kirklandparks.net, or by calling 425-587-3336 by October 30.
Trade Costumes at Kirkland’s Halloween Costume Swap
City News, Kirkland News
Get into the spirit of recycling by trading your old Halloween costumes for ones that are new-to-you at the City of Kirkland’s first Halloween costume swap.
Residents Invited to Apply to City Advisory Boards
City News, Kirkland News
The Civil Service Commission has one adult vacancy for an unexpired term ending December 31, 2018. The Civil Service Commission is required by law and oversees the hiring and discipline of City police and fire personnel. The Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. This position is open until filled.
Council adopts ordinance to improve bike safety
City News
Kirkland’s City Council voted on Sept 6, to adopt an ordinance that will improve safety for bicycle riding throughout the City by ensuring bike lanes are clear of parked vehicles.
Time to Suggest Neighborhood Safety Projects
City News
The City’s Neighborhood Safety Program (NSP) is accepting ideas for projects that will improve the safety and livability in neighborhoods throughout the City.
Community Invited to Participate in the Inaugural Cross Kirkland Corridor Art Project
City News, Kirkland News
The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission has selected local environmental artist, Terra Holcomb, as the inaugural Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) artist in residence.
Kirkland Safety Burn Ban Lifted
City News, Kirkland News
The Kirkland Fire Department has lifted the safety burn ban, which was originally issued on Aug. 18 when hot, dry and windy conditions were prevalent throughout the area.
Cross Kirkland Maintenance Closure Sept. 1 & 2
City News, Kirkland News
The Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) will be completely closed on Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for maintenance between Northeast 100th Street and Northeast 112th.
Kirkland Salary Commission Meeting Sept. 15
City News, Kirkland News
The Kirkland Salary Commission is holding a meeting on September 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber to receive public input and discuss possible adjustments to the salaries of the Mayor and Councilmembers.
Lake Washington Boulevard Re-Opens
City News, Kirkland News
Lake Washington Boulevard, south of Northeast 38th Place, re-opened to traffic at 5:15 p.m. last night, August 29, 2016. Please use caution while driving through the construction area. Although the road is open, flagging operations and lane closures will continue through September 23.
Donate Worn Clothes and Linens for Recycling During September Textile Drive
City News, Kirkland News
The City of Kirkland’s recycling team, Kirkland Conserves, is joining forces with Waste Management and Sight Connection to kick-off a month long textile recycling drive in September. Residents can schedule curbside pickup of textiles for reuse and recycling with Sight Connection on September 6, 12, 21 or 30 by signing up on Sight Connection's website.
Kirkland City Manager Kurt Triplett wins WCMA 2016 Award for Excellence
City News, Kirkland News
City Manager Kurt Triplett has won the 2016 Award for Excellence, the Washington City/County Management Association’s (WCMA) top award that recognizes an outstanding administrator or manager who has enhanced the effectiveness of local elected officials and consistently initiated creative and successful programs.
City of Kirkland Seeks Community Input
City News, Kirkland News
The City of Kirkland is conducting an online survey that will help identify community-preferred land use and zoning designations to the Houghton/Everest Neighborhood Center, as well as improvements to 6th Street South.
Kirkland Kids Triathlon: Swim, Bike, Run
City News, Kirkland News
The Kirkland Kids Triathlon at Juanita Beach Park gives youth, ages three through twelve, a chance to participate in a triathlon on Saturday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m. at Juanita Beach Park. Registration open now.
Tree-Pruning Along Holmes Point Drive Begins This Week
City News
Kirkland’s Public Works Department will be closing the south entrance of Holmes Point Drive in the Finn Hill neighborhood on Friday, August 26, so that work can begin to reduce the height of leaning trees—mostly alder and fir—along 76th Place Northeast also known as Holmes Point Drive. Crews will trim leaning trees near the south entrance to the Holmes Point community off Holmes Point Drive.
Kirkland Police Host Citizens Academy
City News, Police News
The Kirkland Police Department is inviting Kirkland residents to participate in the Citizens Academy. The academy will run every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from September 14, through November 2, 2016. The deadline to apply is September 9, 2016.
Kirkland Fire Department Issues Burn Ban for City
City News, Fire News
Effectively immediately, the Kirkland Fire Department is issuing a safety burn ban. Until further notice all fires are prohibited due to the extremely dry, hot and breezy weather conditions we are experiencing.
City Releases Two Crime Prevention Videos
City News, Police News
The City of Kirkland released two public service announcements on crime prevention today. The two short videos are reminders of the simple things residents can do to protect their home and their car from prowlers.
Police Benefit Car Show Sept. 10
City News, Police News
The Kirkland Police Department’s second annual benefit car show will be held September 10, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kirkland Justice Center, 11750 NE 118th Street. This show is a fabulous way for car enthusiasts to demonstrate their support for local law enforcement and all proceeds go toward the department’s mentorship program, the Kirkland Police Department Explorers Club.
Public buildings in Kirkland available to "Beat the Heat" UPDATED!!!
City News
Public buildings with air conditioning will be available for Kirkland residents seeking relief from the extremely hot weather taking place over the next few days. The City has worked quickly to extend the hours of the North Kirkland Community Center for people seeking respite from the heat. New hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
One of Kirkland's Oldest Homes Moving Down the Road
City News
On Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., the Nickel Bros. Moving Company will relocate Kirkland’s historic Trueblood House, located at 127 7th Avenue, to a nearby church where it will be stored temporarily. The home will be relocated again once it is sold.
Kirkland Councilmembers Earn Certificates of Municipal Leadership
City News
KIRKLAND, Wash. – Three Kirkland councilmembers recently earned Certificates of Municipal Leadership for their completion of a training program provided by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). The program is designed to enhance the ability of elected municipal officials to more efficiently serve the communities they represent.
Detox Your Home and Garden with Kirkland Conserves Fall Workshops
City News
This fall, learn how to lighten your footprint and reduce chemical use at home and in your garden with free workshops from Kirkland Conserves.
Residents invited to apply to City Advisory Boards
City News
The Civil Service Commission and the Library Board both have vacancies. Residents are encouraged to apply.
Kirkland Senior Council publishes Resource Guide for Older Adults in East King County
City News
The Kirkland Senior Council is celebrating the release of the second edition of The East King County Resource Guide for Older Adults & Their Families. The guide is a free, 120-page collection of housing, health, and other resources for older adults in east King County.
Little Chief Tiffany Larson to be Sworn-In for Day of Fun
City News, Police News
The Kirkland Police Department is joining 33 cities across the state as they add one more Chief of Police to their rosters. Kirkland’s newest “Little Chief,” eight-year-old Tiffany Larson, attends Peter Kirk Elementary School and will be sworn in as Chief for a Day at 11:00 a.m. August 18, 2016.
Traffic Alert: Life Care Center of Kirkland Car Show, August 20
City News
Commuters may experience traffic delays due to the Life Care Center of Kirkland Car Show to be held at the center located at 10101 NE 120th Street on Saturday, August 20.
Kirkland Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography
City News, Police News
Kirkland, Wash. – On August 2, 2016 at approximately 9 a.m., detectives with the Kirkland Police Department served a search warrant on a residence in the 7600 block of NE 143rd Street as part of an investigation into the possession and distribution of child pornography.
City of Kirkland Recognized for Recycling Efforts
City News, Police News
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland and 12 other Kirkland businesses are among King County’s 112 “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2016.”
Kirkland Community Emergency Response Training
City News
Kirkland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Kirkland Office of Emergency Management are now accepting registration for the Fall, 2016 class. This 8-week course will start on Monday, September 19, 2016.
Kirkland Firefighter Empowers Young Women at Fire Training and Leadership Camp
City News, Fire News
From July 23 to July 30, 24 young women from around the country will come together to explore a career in firefighting. Kirkland firefighter among camp leaders,
Traffic Alert: Kirkland Classic Car Show, July 30 & 31
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Kirkland Classic Car Show to be held Saturday, July 30, in Marina Park and Sunday, July 31, in downtown Kirkland.
Update: Kirkland Police Release Neighborhood Locations on Drug Houses
City News, Police News
The Kirkland Police Department today released information on the Kirkland neighborhood locations where they served search warrants on three different houses suspected to be used in the illegal growing and distribution of marijuana.
Kirkland Police Serve Warrants on Area Drug Houses
City News, Police News
The Kirkland Police Department served search warrants on five different locations today suspected to be used in the illegal growing and distribution of marijuana. Three of the locations were located in Kirkland and two others were located in Seattle.
Kirkland Traffic Alert: FroYo Run
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the FroYo Run to be held at Juanita Beach Park on Saturday, July 23.
Water Rescue at Yarrow Point
City News, Fire News
Kirkland, Mercer Island and King County teams pull two from water when sailboat capsizes. New water rescue craft deployed.
Matthew Gordon Arrested by Kirkland Police and U.S. Marshalls in Sammamish
City News, Police News
Gordon was located around 11:30 this morning inside a vehicle parked on private property near 228th Ave SE and SE 4th St in Sammamish. Gordon was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Kirkland Police Department.
Kirkland Police Seek Assistance in Locating Suspect
City News, Police News
Kirkland Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Matthew Gordon, the adult male suspect wanted on charges of First Degree Domestic Violence Assault. Call the Kirkland Police “Tip Line” at 425-587-3515.
Kirkland Police Invite Neighborhoods to Host “National Night Out” Events, August 2
City News, Police News
The Kirkland Police Department looks forward to Kirkland neighborhoods participating in the 33rd annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday August 2, 2016. “National Night Out” is a nationwide campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to promote safety and awareness in the community.
Kirkland Police Search Home for Domestic Violence Suspect
City News, Police News
Kirkland police served a felony search warrant last night as a result of a domestic violence assault investigation during which the adult male suspect assaulted a female with a handgun.
Police Release Photo of Kirkland DV Suspect
City News, Police News
Kirkland Police have released a photo of Matthew Gordon, the adult male suspect in last night’s domestic violence assault investigation who is still at large. If spotted please contact the Kirkland Police Department at NORCOM 425 577 5656 or call 911.
Traffic Alert: Kirkland Uncorked, July 15-17, Marina Park
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to Kirkland Uncorked to be held Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 at Marina Park.
Marina Park beach reopens
City News
Multiple water tests demonstrate water is once again safe
Council considers ordinance to improve bike safety
City News
City Council will consider an ordinance to ensure bike lanes are clear of parked cars
Sprinkler Park Thursdays at Lee Johnson Field
City News
Beat the heat on Thursdays July 7 to August 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All ages can enjoy and cool off.
Marina Park Beach closed to swimming due to bacteria
City News
High levels of Fecal Coliform Bacteria Found in Lake Washington at Kirkland's Marina Park Beach: Humans and pets cautioned to stay out of water
Kirkland Encourages Safety over July 4th
City News, Police News
Fireworks ban continues to reduce fire-related accidents
2017 Kirkland Lodging Tax Funding Announced; Apply by August 10
City News
The City of Kirkland seeks applications by 5 p.m. on August 10, 2016 for proposed special events and festivals to be held next year in Kirkland, WA.
Kirkland continues to score as a great place to live
City News
2016 survey results reveal high satisfaction and define priorities for the biennial budget process
Workshop on living with wildlife in urban settings, June 29, 2016
City News
The City of Kirkland joins the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife and United States Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services in this informative workshop June 29, 2016
Traffic Alert: 4th of July Parade
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the 4th of July Parade to be held on Monday, July 4, in downtown Kirkland.
Kirkland Announces new Communications Program Manager
City News
Kathy Cummings joins the Kirkland team.
Peter Kirk Pool Opens
City News
The Peter Kirk Pool, located at 340 Kirkland Ave in downtown Kirkland, opened June 6, 2016 for the summer season.
Cascadia Rising 2016 Earthquake Response Training June 7-11, 2016
City News
City of Kirkland participates in regional functional exercise
Traffic Alert: NAMIWalks Washington, June 4
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the NAMIWalks Washington event to be held June 4.
80th Street to close for more than two weeks, starting May 23
City News
Contractor will provide access for mail delivery, emergency vehicles, garbage service, school buses and for local residents with no other means of access
Traffic Alert: 7 Hills of Kirkland, May 30
City News
Commuters should use extra caution due to the 7 Hills of Kirkland event to be held on city streets on Monday, May 30.
City of Kirkland and USDA-Wildlife Services partner to remove coyote
City News
In response to reports from local residents, and following an evaluation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, the City of Kirkland authorized the lethal removal of a local coyote whose behavior posed a threat to human safety.
Police Continue to Investigate Kirkland Shooting
City News, Police News
Just before 7:30 pm on Saturday, May 7, Kirkland Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 9700 block of NE 138th Pl.
Kirkland City Manager Announces Joe Sanford as New Fire Chief
City News, Fire News
Kirkland City Manager Kurt Triplett announced Joe Sanford has been appointed as the new Fire Chief for the City of Kirkland, effective May 4, 2016. Sanford has spent his entire career with the City of Kirkland. He has held every rank in the Kirkland Fire Department since being hired in 1981, including Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief and Interim Chief.
Kirkland residents encouraged to take online survey
City News
The City of Kirkland is conducting its biennial community survey to find out what people in Kirkland think about how their City government is doing and what services are most important.
Kirkland Arts Commission seeks grants applications
City News
Kirkland Arts Commission seeks grant applications for arts, culture and heritage programs and events.
Five cent paper bag fee suspended for some businesses
City News
The Kirkland City Council temporarily suspended for some Kirkland retailers the requirement in the City’s Plastic Bag Reduction Policy ordinance to charge customers five cents for large paper bags.
Traffic Alert: Mother's Day Half Marathon, May 8
City News
Traffic Alert for the Mother's Day Half Marathon and 5K to be held on May 8 at Juanita Beach Park.
Spring cleaning in Kirkland’s downtown to start next week
City News
On Monday, May 2, city crews will begin cleaning sidewalks and streets in Kirkland’s downtown.
Seattle Public Utilities confirms Kirkland water continues to be safe to drink
City News
In response to Tacoma Public Utilities detecting higher than normal levels of lead in four water samples taken from homes built between 1900 and 1945 using galvanized steel service lines, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), which supplies Kirkland’s water source, confirms water continues to be safe to drink.
Kirkland Fire Department donates equipment through Firefighters Crossing Borders
City News, Fire News
On Friday, April 22, 2016, the Kirkland Fire Department donated its used breathing devices to a fire department in Mexico through the nonprofit organization, Firefighters Crossing Borders.
Potala Village Update
City News
The Washington State Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal filed by the applicant for the proposed development of the Potala Village project on Lake Street South.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 29 is Stand Against Racism Day
City News
At the April 19 city council meeting, the Kirkland Mayor Amy Walenl proclaimed April as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” and April 29 as “Stand Against Racism Day.”
City of Kirkland announces Cherie Harris as new Police Chief
City News, Police News
City Manager Kurt Triplett announced that Cherie Harris has been selected as Kirkland’s new Police Chief starting April 16, 2016. Harris is currently the Operations Captain for the Kirkland Police Department.
Update on Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance
City News
On April 5, 2016, the Kirkland City Council discussed a moratorium on the five cent fee that retailers are required to charge customers for grocery-size paper bags.
Kirkland Announces Lynn Zwaagstra as New Parks and Community Services Director
City News
City Manager Kurt Triplett announced that Lynn Zwaagstra has been hired as the new Parks and Community Services Director and is expected to start May 23, 2016.
Pet license outreach program begins April 9 in Kirkland neighborhoods
City News
Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has hired staff to conduct door-to-door canvassing to educate Kirkland residents about licensing requirements and ensure all cats and dogs are properly licensed.
Volunteer victim actors needed for disaster simulation
City News
– Volunteers are needed to pose as “victims” for an emergency drill on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Enforcement of new Downtown Employee Parking Program begins March 21
City News
The new system requires an annual registration and employer verification of downtown employment.
Vacancy on Houghton Community Council, Applications Due March 31
City News
The Houghton Community Council is accepting applications for an appointment to Position 4.
Kirkland residents invited to apply for City Planning Commission
City News
The City of Kirkland has two adult vacancies occurring on the Planning Commission. Completed applications must be received by the City Clerk prior to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Traffic Alert: PSE to conduct gas main work on Market St starting March 15
City News
Starting Tuesday, March 15 and continuing through the rest of the week, there will be lane closures on Market Street between 4th and 6th Avenues for PSE to work on a gas main.
Celebrate Earth Month with Kirkland Conserves Workshops and Tours
City News
In celebration of Earth Month in April, Kirkland Conserves presents the 5th annual Sustainability Education Series in partnership with King County Library System.
Construction of Kirkland Urban starting March 21
City News
Temporary road and future improvements coming to Peter Kirk Park.
Smoke detectors to be available for Kirkland’s vulnerable residents
City News
The Kirkland Firefighters Benevolent Association (KFFBA) is partnering with the City of Kirkland to purchase 200 smoke detectors for elderly or otherwise vulnerable Kirkland residents who do not currently have smoke detectors.
Public invited to comment on Kirkland’s Stormwater Management Program Plan by March 14, 2016
City News
Draft plan outlines City’s actions to comply with State permit.
City of Kirkland selects three Police Chief finalists
City News
Kirkland City Manager Kurt Triplett today released the names of the three finalists for the position of Kirkland Police Chief.
Kirkland announces Kevin Raymond as new City Attorney
City News
City Manager Kurt Triplett announces that Kevin Raymond has been hired as the incoming City Attorney beginning today, March 1, 2016.
Capital projects continue to improve City
City News
Projects range from annual street preservation to enhancing fish habitat and redesigning arterial corridors.
Traffic Alert: Shamrock Run, Sat. March 12
City News
Traffic Alert for Shamrock Run on Saturday, March 12.
Kirkland Parks Foundation successfully raises funds for a pet-friendly drinking fountain
City News
Kirkland Parks Foundation has completed funding for a new pet-friendly drinking fountain along the Lake Washington Boulevard at David E. Brink Park.
Kirkland Plastic Bag Reduction Policy goes into effect March 1, 2016
City News
– The Kirkland City Council joined several other cities in Western Washington in adopting a plastic bag reduction policy ordinance in February 2015.
Kirkland Fire investigates house fire fatality; Cause of fire unknown
City News
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016, multiple units from the Kirkland Fire Department responded to a report of smoke from a residence in the 8600 block of N.E. 124th Street.
Poverty Simulation Workshop Aims to Build Understanding
City News
The City of Kirkland’s Human Services Advisory Committee and Holy Family Parish are partnering with Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry to present an important workshop to help the community understand the challenges very low-income people face as they try to move out of poverty.
Mayor to Present State of the City Address February 22, 2016
City News
The Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods is proud to present the "State of the City" address for Kirkland residents.
Community to celebrate 85th Street's completion
City News
Members of the City Council, the Transportation Improvement Board and the Chamber of Commerce will attend.
UPDATED: Kirkland residents invited to apply to City advisory boards by Feb. 22
City News
The City of Kirkland has adult and youth vacancies occurring on several of its advisory boards and commissions.
Police Investigate Threatening Message at Juanita High School
Police News
Kirkland Police Department investigating threat message at Juanita High School.
Energize Eastside: Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Public Hearings
City News
City of Bellevue has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the PSE Energize Eastside project, Public Meetings/Open Houses planned
City Hall Remodel Begins Jan. 25: Entrance at South Side
City News
Remodel of City Hall has begun; Features customer service concierge and dedicated permit center. Temporary entrance at south side of building.
Update: Police investigate car/bike hit & run; suspect vehicle photos
Police News
Kirkland Police investigating hit and run: driver struck bicyclist in apartment complex parking lot by Carillon Point. Vehicle description & photos released
Watch Currently Kirkland: Cultural Arts Commission, Trail Tales & more
City News
In this episode: who’s behind the public art scene in Kirkland; how you can join the Currently Kirkland Team, introducing Trail Tales, and resolutions for the new year.
VerizonWireless customers now able to access city government phone system
City News
The City of Kirkland’s I.T. Department has become aware that VerizonWireless customers are having trouble reaching the City of Kirkland’s government phone system
Seattle Public Utilities sends drinking water mailer to City customers
City News
City of Kirkland water customers are asked to look for a notification from Seattle Public Utilities regarding water testing results from Dec. 29, 2015
Upcoming Interactive Disaster Preparedness Events
City News
Be prepared for a possible disaster by participating in an interactive disaster preparedness event.
Volunteer events for ML King Jr. Day, Jan. 18
City News
Kirkland offers park restoration volunteer events for national day of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 18
Lane closures begin this month on Lake Washington Boulevard
City News
Cochran Springs project will reduce flood risks and improve native fish habitat
City Update newsletter now available
City News
The latest edition of City Update, the official newsletter of the City of Kirkland, is now available online at www.kirklandwa.gov/cityupdate.
Kirkland receives Google e-City Award for Washington
City News
Google and Mayor Walen announced that the City of Kirkland has been named the 2015 eCity of Washington.
Amy Walen selected as Mayor; Jay Arnold as Deputy Mayor
City News
Kirkland Council decides Mayor, Deputy Mayor; Incumbent council members take Oath of Office
Arts Commission hosts art on the CKC event Jan. 20
City News
The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission invites you to a continued conversation regarding future art on the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC).
City hosts Jan. 11 community update on ST3 candidate projects
City News
The City is hosting a second community update on Jan. 11 on high capacity transit candidate projects that are being considered by Sound Transit as part of the ST3 ballot.
Free tree-cycling for Waste Management customers Jan. 4 – 15
City News
Waste Management will collect Christmas trees free of charge during the first two full weeks of January 2016: January 4 through 15, 2016.
Waverly Beach Park closes for renovation Dec 14 for six months
City News
Waverly Beach Park closes for renovation for new playground, picnic shelter and dock repairs. Closure begins Dec. 14 for 6-month construction.
Kirkland City Council adopts Comprehensive Plan Update
City News
Kirkland City Council adopts Comprehensive Plan Update; Kirkland 2035 plans adopted following extensive public involvement
Director of Parks & Community Services announces retirement
City News
Jennifer Schroder retires on Jan.15 with over 11 years with the City
Weather Preparedness Tips
City News, Police News
The City of Kirkland offers the following resources, phone numbers to report storm related hazards, and ways to stay informed.
Kirkland Fire investigates house fire fatality; Cause of fire unknown
City News, Fire News
At approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015, multiple units from the Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) responded to a house fire in the 7300 block of 120th Avenue NE.
Police find injured male suspected of committing assaults and break ins
City News
Kirkland Police find injured male suspected of committing several assaults and observed breaking into homes
Visioning art on the Cross Kirkland Corridor event Nov 16
City News
The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission invites you to a community visioning event to imagine art on the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
Connect with nature during Green Kirkland Day on Nov 14
City News
Volunteers are wanted in four Kirkland parks for a fun few hours of forest restoration and to celebrate Green Kirkland Day on Saturday, November 14. The first annual Green Kirkland Day, is a great opportunity for community members to connect with nature and to celebrate the dedication and accomplishments of restoration volunteers throughout the year.
Changes to downtown employee parking program and Park & Main Lot
City News
Changes to the downtown employee parking program and the Park Lane and Main Street parking lot take effect in November 2015
Attend Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan Workshop on Nov 14
City News
Finn Hill residents and businesses are encouraged to attend a second workshop to help develop the first Neighborhood Plan for the area that will be integrated with the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Kirkland Arts Commission seeks grant applications to promote arts
City News
The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission seeks innovative and creative art events and activations that showcase Kirkland’s arts, culture and heritage.
City Council passes Resolution opposing anti-tax initiative
City News
Following a public hearing on October 20, the Kirkland City Council passed Resolution R-5157 expressing its opposition to Washington State Initiative 1-1366.
Corrections to Voters Pamphlet for LWSD No. 414 and City of Kirkland
City News
King County’s voters’ pamphlets mailed to LWSD No. 414 and City of Kirkland voters were missing information on Proposition No. 1, Formation of Kirkland Aquatics and Recreation District, and a Director District No. 1 candidate photo
Kirkland Police fatally shoot armed carjacking suspect
Police News
Kirkland Police fatally shoot armed carjacking suspect; King County Investigative Response Team (KCIRT) assisting with investigation
City honored again by GFOA for its Biennial Budget process
City News
The City has again received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, the fourteenth time the City has received the award.
Month of Concern for the Hungry food drive a success
City News
Kirkland’s Month of Concern for the Hungry food drive, which was held during September 2015, collected 10,826 pounds of food and received close to $3,000 in monetary donations.
North Kirkland Fire Station: Oct 12 and Oct 20 public input events
City News
Resident input sought on North Kirkland fire station plan at Oct. 12 community meeting and Oct. 20 public hearing
Register by Oct. 26 for Youth Basketball League
City News
Calling all youth basketball hoopsters! Boys and girls, grades third through sixth, can have fun developing skills, learning teamwork and making friends, while playing basketball.
Work begins Oct. 5 for 6th Street sidewalk
City News
Contractor will start by surveying site and preparing it for construction
Flood Prevention: Free self-serve sandbags for Kirkland residents and businesses
City News
City of Kirkland offers free self-serve sandbags to residents and businesses Oct. 1 through March 31
Traffic Alert: Cosmo 7K Run, Sat. Oct. 10
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Cosmo 7K run to be held at Juanita Beach Park on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
City Manager appoints Capt. Bill Hamilton as Kirkland’s Interim Police Chief
City News
City Manager appoints Capt. Bill Hamilton as Kirkland’s Interim Police Chief
How should Finn Hill plan for future growth? Oct. 15 Listening Session planned
City News
Finn Hill residents and businesses are encouraged to help develop the first Neighborhood Plan for their neighborhood
Police investigate bear sighting near North Rose Hill/Totem Lake neighborhoods
Police News
Bear siting reported near on Sept 28 near Montebello Apartments, 12200 block 131st Lane NE
Survey Results: Kalakala’s salvaged pieces should celebrate boat’s history for future generations
City News
A recent online survey sponsored by the City’s cultural arts program asked for opinions and ideas on how salvaged pieces of the Kalakala ferry boat might be incorporated into public art.
Police investigate early morning pharmacy burglary; Suspects arrested
Police News
Kirkland Police investigate early morning pharmacy burglary; Suspects arrested in Redmond
Capital Project Updates: NE 85th, Street Preservation and more
City News
Capital Projects Update: Paving process for 85th Street project begins + updates on other projects
Residents invited to apply to the Tourism Development Committee
City News
The Tourism Development Committee has one adult vacancy for an unexpired term, ending March 31, 2016. Candidates, who are from organizations representing businesses required to collect lodging tax, are invited to apply for this position.
Outdoor Sculpture Gallery adds to Park Lane ambiance
City News
Just months after Park Lane’s makeover, a new outdoor sculpture gallery adds to the street’s excitement.
Paving process starts Sept. 21 for 132nd near LW Institute of Technology
City News
Paving process starts Sept. 21 for 132nd Avenue; Contractor expects to finish by early October
City and King County double-up against drought with recycled water
City News
City of Kirkland and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division are joining forces to make drought history with the help of a safe, reliable alternative water source.
State Auditor recognizes City's “culture of accountability” with Stewardship Award
City News
The City of Kirkland was recently recognized by Acting State Auditor Jan Jutte with a Stewardship Award for the City’s “culture of accountability”
Register now for Kirkland Kids Triathlon held on Sept. 12
City News
The Kirkland Kids Triathlon will be held on Saturday, September 12, starting at 11:00 a.m. at Juanita Beach Park.
Citizens invited to apply to the Kirkland Park Board by Sept. 17
City News
The Kirkland Park Board has one adult vacancy for an unexpired term, ending March 31, 2016. Interested citizens are invited to apply, and completed applications must be received by the City Clerk prior to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015.
Weather storm resources for Kirkland residents and businesses
City News
The City of Kirkland encourages its residents and businesses to be safe during the wind advisory that is currently in effect.
Kirkland Police Host Citizens Academy
Police News
The Kirkland Police Department is inviting Kirkland residents to participate in the Citizens Academy, which will run every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from Sept. 30, through Nov. 18, 2015. The deadline to apply is Sept. 18, 2015.
Volunteers Needed for Food Drive on September 26 & 27
City News
The City of Kirkland, Kirkland Neighborhoods and Hopelink are collecting food and money donations for the Month of Concern for the Hungry Food Drive, which benefits Hopelink’s food bank. In 2014, more than 9,000 pounds of food and $2,500 in cash were donated and organizers are hoping to collect more this year.
Juanita Beach Park swim area closed until further notice
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Juanita Beach Park swim area closed until further notice due to elevated fecal coliform levels; Water quality monitoring continues
Water Curtailment Information and Tips for Homes and Businesses
City News
Residents and businesses asked to voluntarily cut back on water. Water providers announce water curtailment and seek 10 percent reduction
“Go Green” with Sustainability Education Series tours and movie night
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“Go Green” with Kirkland’s free Sustainability Education Series tours and movie night; Starting Sept. 10.
Public survey: How should salvaged Kalakala pieces be integrated as art?
City News
The City of Kirkland has salvaged several pieces of the iconic Kalakala ferry boat and seeks public input on how the pieces can be integrated as public art.
Dangerous prank at Juanita Beach Park leads to vehicular assault arrest
Police News
Dangerous prank at Juanita Beach Park leads to vehicular assault arrest by Kirkland Police
Salary Commission public meeting September 29: Discuss City Council salaries
City News
Th Salary Commission is holding a meeting on September 29 to receive public input and discuss possible adjustments to the salaries of the Mayor and Council Members.
Comment wanted on proposed CDBG grants; Public meeting Sept 8
City News
The City of Kirkland seeks public comment on proposed 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects and is hosting a Sept. 8 public meeting
Kirkland Police investigating motor vehicle-bicycle collision
City News, Police News
At approximately 6:25 a.m. on August 17, 2015, Kirkland Police responded to a report of an accident involving a vehicle and bicycle at 20th Avenue and Market Street.
Kirkland Police Explorer Program hosts benefit car show September 12
City News, Police News
The Kirkland Police Explorer Program is a unique volunteer program for youth to explore the field of law enforcement through training, community relations, volunteering and competition.
City assumes street light payments for Finn Hill, North Juanita & Kingsgate beginning July 1
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City of Kirkland assumes street light payments for Finn Hill, North Juanita & Kingsgate beginning July 1, 2015
Cascade Water Alliance announces voluntary water curtailment
City News
Residents and businesses asked to voluntarily curtail their use of water by 10 percent of current projected use due to continuing drought conditions
Track removal at NE 124th Street/Totem Lake Boulevard has begun
City News
On August 3, 2015, work to remove the railroad tracks on NE 124th Street and Totem Lake Blvd began.
Road closures begin Aug. 3 for street preservation
City News
Road closures begin Aug. 3 for street preservation. Contracted work crews will apply slurry seal to neighborhood roads in North Juanita, North Rose Hill and Kingsgate
Video explains new tolling on I-405
City News
The Washington State Department of Transportation has created a video to prepare drivers and give an example of what future trips may look in the express toll lanes.
City seeks to award event, festival funding; Apply by Aug. 14
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Kirkland seeks to award events and festivals Lodging Tax Funding; Apply by Aug. 14
The City and local organizations honored for recycling efforts
City News
The City of Kirkland and 12 other Kirkland businesses are among King County’s 112 “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2015.”
Construction closes sections of 132nd Ave NE & NE 129th Pl beginning 7/24; 7/27
City News
Construction closes sections of two streets. Closures of South Rose Hill’s 132nd Ave NE and Juanita’s NE 129th Place expedite work
Council places measure to fund ARC Center on November ballot
City News
City Council places measure to fund Aquatics, Recreation & Community Center on November ballot. Aquatics & Recreation District would finance the ARC
City, Cascade host event: “We Need Water Because…,” July 31
City News
City of Kirkland, Cascade Water Alliance host event to get you to think “We Need Water Because….” Unique, interactive display debuts July 31, Juanita Beach Park
Police capture car prowler; 10 victim vehicles in apartment complex
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Kirkland Police capture car prowler; 10 victim vehicles located in same apartment complex
Paving begins Monday, July 20th, on 144th Street
City News
The road connecting Kingsgate’s business district to 132nd Avenue Northeast will be a lot smoother by early August. For the next few weeks, however, it’ll be a little rough and slow.
Kirkland Police looking for domestic violence crisis intervention volunteers
Police News
DART, the Kirkland Police Department’s Domestic Abuse Response Team, is seeking volunteers to provide crisis intervention and support to victims of domestic violence.
Traffic Alert: Kirkland Classic Car Show, July 25-26
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Kirkland Classic Car Show on Saturday, July 25, in Marina Park and Sunday, July 26, in downtown Kirkland.
Kirkland Traffic Alert: FroYo Run, July 25
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the FroYo 10k and 5k run to be held at Juanita Beach Park on Saturday, July 25, 2015.
Citywide Sidewalk Inventory Project; Staff & contractors in neighborhoods
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Citywide Sidewalk Inventory Project : Staff & contractors may be in your neighborhood
Kirkland well-served by State's transportation revenue package
City News
Kirkland legislators serve residents well with State’s transportation revenue package; NE 132nd St. / I-405 interchange ramps and other vital projects funded
Repaving N.E. 60th begins July 13
City News
Contractor expects one to three weeks of work for each of the seven road sections it is repaving this summer
Traffic alert: Kirkland Uncorked at Marina Park, July 17-19
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to Kirkland Uncorked to be held Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 at Marina Park.
Recruitment for potential Park District ballot statement committees extended to July 15
City News
City Council extends recruitment for potential Park District ballot proposition statement committees to July 15
Neighborhoods encouraged to host “National Night Out” events, Aug. 4
Police News
Kirkland Police invite neighborhoods to host “National Night Out” events on August 4
Kirkland’s Police Chief Eric Olsen announces retirement
City News
Eric Olsen retires Sept. 30 after 27 years with Kirkland Police Department
City Update Newsletter, June 2015 Edition
City News
ARC Center Update, Downtown Parking, Summer events, and more (June 2015)
Public Safety Announcement: Fire Danger and Extreme Heat
City News
Public Safety Announcement about Fire Danger and Extreme Heat
Capital Project Updates: Park Lane, 6th St, NE 85th & Street Preservation
City News
Kirkland’s capital improvement program is in the midst of designing, building and completing projects that are improving the city.
City Thanks Google for support of WiFi at two parks, July 6 event
City News
Visitors to Kirkland’s Everest Park and Houghton Beach Park can enjoy free WiFi thanks to partnership between City and Google. Appreciation event to be held July 6, 4 p.m., Everest Park
City to repave 85th Street at night
City News
The City Council voted unanimously on June 16 to repave, over a span of 30 nights, Kirkland’s busiest arterial and one of its most important economic corridors; NE 85th Street.
Arts Commission seeks grant applications by July 13 to promote arts, culture, heritage
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Kirkland Arts Commission seeks grant applications to promote arts, culture, heritage; Applications due to City by July 13
Kalakala history celebrated at July 3 event, Marina Park
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Kalakala history celebrated at July 3 event at its birthplace, Kirkland, Washington. 80th anniversary celebration commemorates maiden launch of iconic vessel
Traffic Alert: 4th of July Parade, Picnic and Fireworks
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Kirkland Traffic Alert: 4th of July Parade, Picnic and Fireworks. Plan ahead for commute. Carpooling; walking to event is encouraged.
City Council moves forward with ARC Center location
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Kirkland City Council OKs evaluation of property for proposed ARC Center; July 7 Public Hearing on Metropolitan Park District. City to talk with Christ Church property owners.
City Council seeks volunteers for potential ballot proposition committees
City News
The Kirkland City Council is recruiting interested residents to formulate the statements that will appear in the voters’ pamphlet for and against a potential ballot measure to form a Metropolitan Park District (MPD).
Free parking offered at City Hall during off hours
City News
Through new signage, visitors will know that free parking at Kirkland City Hall is available after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends.
Open Houses, Public Hearings on proposed updates to Comprehensive Plan, Neighborhood Plans, and Citizen Amendment Requests
City News
Open Houses, Public Hearings on proposed updates to Comprehensive Plan, Neighborhood Plans, and Citizen Amendment Requests; Events scheduled for June 25, July 23 & August 13
Kirkland Police Department investigates early morning fatal collision
Police News
Kirkland Police Department investigates early morning fatal collision. High speed a factor in driver’s death.
Kirkland encourages you to be safe over July 4th
City News, Police News
Kirkland Police and Fire Departments encourage you to be safe over July 4th holiday. The City’s fireworks ban effective year round
Paid parking hours extended at the Lake Street Lot effective July 6
City News
Paid parking hours will be extended at the Lake Street Lot effective July 6. City leaders take action to improve the downtown parking options
Now Open: Make a splash at Peter Kirk Pool!
City News
Kirkland’s Peter Kirk Pool is now open for the summer! Open swims, classes and family fun available.
Water pressure in Highlands will drop June 18, 19
City News
Water pressure in Highlands will drop June 18, 19; Disruption results from work to transfer water service from old main to new one
Council establishes Kirkland’s first Woonerf-style street
City News
Council establishes Kirkland’s first Woonerf-style street. Temporary ordinance creates a “shared street” for all users and allows new flexibility and delineating patio dining areas.
Winning name for Kirkland Police Department UTVs is “epic”
City News, Police News
Winning name for Kirkland Police Department UTVs announced and it’s “epic.” Environmental Police Investigation Car (E.P.I.C.) earns most votes
Juanita Friday Market—Opening Day June 5, 2015
City News
Starting June 5, Juanita Friday Market will open, allowing those from around the area to enjoy Washington’s bounty.
City inducts kiteboarding inventors into Plaza of Champions at May 24 ceremony
City News
City inducts Billy and Cory Roeseler into Kirkland’s Plaza of Champions for kiteboarding; Community invited to May 24 celebration
Solarize Kirkland program encourages community buying power
City News
Thanks to a grant the City, in partnership with PPRC, will be conducting outreach to neighborhoods and businesses about a solar purchasing program.
Senior Art Show: Art entries wanted by May 25; Vote for your favorite at May 28 reception
City News
The Kirkland Senior Council presents its 7th Annual Senior Art Show and seeks artwork created by adults age 50 or older.
Kirkland Police to conduct seatbelt enforcement patrols May 18-31
Police News
KPD joins “Click it or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement patrols May 18 – 31; Kids need to be buckled in
Traffic Alert: 7 Hills of Kirkland, May 25
City News
Commuters should use extra caution due to the “7 Hills of Kirkland” event to be held at Marina Park on Monday, May 25, 2015
Kirkland hosts 2 commuter stations for Bike to Work Day, May 15
City News
Kirkland hosts 2 commuter stations for Bike to Work Day, May 15. Marina Park pavilion, Cross Kirkland Corridor/6th Street.
Community Vote: Name Police UTV’s that will patrol the Cross Kirkland Corridor by May 22
City News
Online voting to name Kirkland Police UTV’s that will patrol the Cross Kirkland Corridor open thru May 22; Winning school to be announced at June 2 City Council meeting
Northeast 120th Street achieves highest Greenroads Project rating ever
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Kirkland’s Northeast 120th Street achieves highest Greenroads Project rating ever
Park Board seeks name for North Juanita Open Space; Submit by June 1
City News
The Kirkland Park Board invites citizens to submit suggestions for the naming of a public open space tract in the North Juanita neighborhood. Submit your name by June 1, 2015.
Median maintenance on Market Street corridor starts May 11
City News
Median maintenance on Market Street corridor starts mid-May as prep for fall landscape replanting
ALERT: Possible fraud scam; Contact police if you receive Megamillion letter
City News
City of Kirkland, WA warns of possible nation-wide fraud scam; Contact police tip line, 425-587-3515, if you receive letter from Megamillion Clearing House
Waverly Beach open, Waterfront parks posted with algae alerts
City News
Waverly Beach Open; Kirkland waterfront parks remain posted with algae alerts. Call 24-Hour Kirkland beach update line 425-587-3860 for status.
City Council approves neighborhood safety projects recommended by citizen, staff panel
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City Council approved recommendation of citizen, staff panel for Neighborhood Safety Program projects for 2015
Juanita Beach Park removed as ARC Center site; Council considers 2015 ballot
City News
City Council removes Juanita Beach Park as aquatics/recreation center site; Requests options for 2015 ballot measure
Kirkland Police capture male suspect in stolen vehicle after pursuit
Police News
Kirkland Police capture male suspect in stolen vehicle after pursuit; King County Sheriff’s Guardian 1 and deputies assist
City Council supports King County’s ballot measure for regional emergency radio system
City News
City Council supports King County’s ballot measure for regional emergency radio system; April 28 ballot measure for King County voters
SWAT teams serve search warrants; 3 arrests
Police News
North Sound Metro SWAT Team and Bellevue PD SWAT Team serve search warrants at Bellevue apartment complex.
NOTICE: Temporary Detour on the Cross Kirkland Corridor through April 11
City News
A temporary detour on the Cross Kirkland Corridor is in place through Saturday, April 11, 2015 to allow for construction of a paved trail by Google.
City Council extends City Manager’s employment agreement through 2020
City News
City Council amends the employment contract for City Manager Kurt Triplett with an increase in retirement contribution and contract extension through 2020.
5th Grade classes vie to name Police UTVs that will patrol the CKC
City News, Police News
LWSD 5th Grade classes vie to name Kirkland Police UTVs that will patrol the Cross Kirkland Corridor
Cultural Arts Commission Vacancies, Apply by April 13
City News
Have an interest in art? Kirkland citizens invited to apply to Cultural Arts Commission by April 13
2015 Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign, April 1-15
Police News
Kirkland PD is joining other WA. Agencies across the State In Distracted Driving Campaign, April 1st through 15th
Pet license canvassing happening in Finn Hill and Juanita neighborhoods
City News
Regional Animal Services of King County has hired staff to conduct canvassing to educate Kirkland residents about licensing requirements and ensure all cats and dogs are properly licensed.
City Manager’s Office; Finance Department restructured to accomplish City Work Program
City News
City Manager’s Office and Finance Department restructured to accomplish ambitious City Work Program
Kirkland Police needs public's help in locating drive-by shooting suspect
Police News
Police seek public's help in locating drive-by shooter, James Dinh Nguyen
City Council sets priorities with 2015-2016 City Work Program
City News
2015-2016 City Work Program adopted; Initiatives improve efficiency and effectiveness of government, enhance quality of life for residents
Traffic Alert: WAAAlk For Our Champs, Sat. April 4
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the “WAAAlk For Our Champs” event to be held at Marina Park on Saturday, April 4, 2015
Capital Project Updates: Street Overlays, Utility Upgrades & Work is Underway
City News
Capital Improvement Project Digest: What's going on and coming up
Public supports ARC Center; Council drops Juanita Beach as potential site
City News
Public support for Kirkland’s proposed ARC Center; Juanita Beach Park dropped as potential location
Lake Washington Boulevard’s overlay process begins March 2015
City News
The last street section on Kirkland’s 2014 list to repave is Lake Washington Boulevard, from 10th Street to Lakeview Drive
Juanita Friday Market seeks season sponsors
City News
Juanita Friday Market seeks season sponsors; tiered sponsorships available
Kirkland Police Capture Two Hiding Burglars
Police News
Kirkland Police Capture Two Hiding Burglars. King County Sheriff’s Guardian 1 and Seattle K9 Assist
Public comments wanted on City's Stormwater Management Plan by March 18
City News
Public comments wanted on City's draft 2015 Stormwater Management Plan
City Council adopts marijuana regulations
City News
City Council unanimously adopted regulations for marijuana retailing, production and processing
Extension and amendment to Redevelopment Agreement for Totem Lake Mall approved
City News
City Council approved to extend and amend the Redevelopment Agreement for Totem Lake Mall and to reassign it to CenterCal Properties, LLC
Kirkland officers wear new load bearing vests that improve back health
Police News
Kirkland police officers now wear load bearing vests in an effort to help alleviate and prevent lower back injury
Traffic Alert: Shamrock Run, Sat. March 14
City News
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Kirkland Shamrock Run to be held at Marina Park on Saturday, March 14, 2015
DNR program gives new life to Park Lane trees
City News
State Dept of Natural Resources' program gives new life to trees on Park Lane
City Council Passes Plastic Bag Reduction Policy Ordinance; Effective March 1, 2016
City News
City Council adopted a plastic bag reduction policy ordinance, scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 2016, will restrict retailers from providing single-use, disposable plastic carryout bags to customers
Council approves code, design guideline amendments for Parkplace
City News
City Council adopted ordinances that approve amendments to the environmental planned action ordinance, zoning code, and master plan and design guidelines related to the revitalization of Kirkland Parkplace
City issues marijuana retail business license to business in Totem Lake area
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City issues first business license to Higher Leaf, marijuana retail, located in Totem Lake area.
Downtown Parking Study: Facilitated discussions planned in Feb. & March
City News
Downtown Parking Study: Facilitated discussions planned for Feb.25 & 25 and March 2 & 4
WA Supreme Court denies Potala Village’s petition for review of vesting issue
City News
Washington Supreme Court denied a request by Potala Village that the Court review 2014 ruling by the Washington Court of Appeals
Virtual Open House: Aquatics/Rec/Community Center; Online Questionnaire
City News
Visit the Virtual Open House for the proposed aquatics/recreation/community center; take questionnaire http://kirklandarc.publicmeeting.info/
City of Kirkland Recognized for Recycling Efforts
City News, Police News
KIRKLAND, Wash. – For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Kirkland is listed among King County’s 112 “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2016.”
City of Kirkland Recognized for Recycling Efforts
City News
KIRKLAND, Wash. – For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Kirkland is listed among King County’s 112 “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2016.”