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Kirkland residents invited to apply to City advisory boards by Feb. 18
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.
Cultural Arts Commission vacancies; apply by Feb. 10
City News
Join the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission; Interested residents apply by February 10
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
City News
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
City News
“Go Green” with Kirkland’s free Sustainability Education Series tours and movie night; Starting Sept. 10.
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
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.
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
City News
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
City News
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
City News
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.
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.
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 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
Citywide Sidewalk Inventory Project; Staff & contractors in neighborhoods
City News
Citywide Sidewalk Inventory Project : Staff & contractors may be in your neighborhood
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.
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
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
Public Safety Announcement: Fire Danger and Extreme Heat
City News
Public Safety Announcement about Fire Danger and Extreme Heat
City Update Newsletter, June 2015 Edition
City News
ARC Center Update, Downtown Parking, Summer events, and more (June 2015)
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
City News
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
City News
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
City News
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
City News
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
City News
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
City News
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Capital Project Updates: Street Overlays, Utility Upgrades & Work is Underway
City News
Capital Improvement Project Digest: What's going on and coming up
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
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 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
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 issues marijuana retail business license to business in Totem Lake area
City News
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
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/
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
Capital Project Updates: Interim Trail Opens, LW Blvd to close
City News
Updates on several Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects as of Feb. 2, 2015
City Council supports “dual station” model
City News
The “dual station” model recommends that Fire Station #25 remain at its current location and that a new fire station be built in Juanita to better serve the Finn Hill and Juanita Neighborhoods.
Citizens invited to apply to Advisory Boards by Feb. 12
City News
The City of Kirkland has adult and youth vacancies occurring on several of its advisory boards and commissions.
City Council pledges to combat commercial sexual exploitation
City News
City Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 5100 as its formal pledge to combat commercial sexual exploitation and to support the “Buyer Beware” initiative.
City donates surplused Fire Aid Car to Sierra Leone
City News
The City of Kirkland is donating a surplused Kirkland Fire Department Aid car to the city of Makeni, in Sierra Leone
Planning Commission meetings now televised; available to stream
City News
The City of Kirkland Planning Commission meetings are now available to watch live and rebroadcast on cable TV and can be streamed through the City’s website.
Captain Cherie Harris graduates from FBI’s National Academy Program
City News
Captain Cherie Harris of the Kirkland Police Department graduates from the FBI National Academy Program
Kirkland Gateway Project LLC donates sculpture to City
City News
Kirkland Gateway Project, LLC donates Julie Speidel "Patination" sculpture to the City of Kirkland
99th Place reopened for night access; open full time on Jan. 9
City News
99th Place NE reopened for night access (4 pm - 7 am); will open full time on Jan. 9
Park restoration volunteer events planned for MLK "Day of Service," Jan 19
City News
Green Kirkland Partnership hosts 3 park restoration events on Jan. 19 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr "Day of Service," Jan. 19
Federal ruling denies request to reactivate rail service on dormant rail line
City News
The federal Surface Transportation Board denied a request by Ballard Terminal Rail Company to reinstate freight rail service on portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor
Urban forestry restoration comes to Juanita Beach & Watershed Parks in January
City News
WA State Dept. of Natural Resources brings crews to restore Kirkland’s Juanita Beach & Watershed Parks during January 2015
City offers new health plan to employees including new worksite clinic
City News
The City is proud to announce its “Healthy Kirkland Initiative” to improve employee health and mitigate the rising cost of health care.
Tree replacement on Park Lane begins with tree removal
City News
Beginning Jan. 5, 2015, the city's new vision for Park Lane begins; most notable visible change will be to the treescape.
99th Place NE closed Dec 26-31; Stormwater pipe repair
City News
Due to a collapsed stormwater pipe, a portion of 99th Place NE will be closed Dec. 26 through 31, 2014 for repair
Apply for City's Tourism Development Committee
City News
The City has an adult vacancy on its Tourism Development Committee. Interested citizens are invited to apply.
Search Warrant served on problem house in Finn Hill
Police News
ENTF, SWAT and Kirkland Police serve search warrant on Finn Hill problem House.
City Council adopts "Decisive, Responsive" Budget for 2015-2016
City News
Kirkland City Council adopts “Decisive, Responsive” budget for 2015-2016
Urban agriculture and learning center coming to McAuliffe Park
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Seattle Tilth to create urban agriculture and learning center at Kirkland’s McAuliffe Park
Outreach planned for proposed fire station in Juanita Neighborhood
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Outreach planned as Kirkland’s fire station study turns to locations in Juanita Neighborhood
Police Dept. offers prescription drug disposal
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The Police Department offers an free, anonymous disposal of unwanted prescription drugs; Drop off receptacle in the Police Department lobby.
Connect with Office of Emergency Management on Social Media
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Get connected with Kirkland’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) on Facebook and Twitter
Advisory: No access allowed on CKC Interim Trail construction zone
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Users of the Cross Kirkland Corridor are asked to stay off the sections currently under construction in order to help expedite the completion of the Interim Trail
New policy to minimize construction impacts on pedestrians, bicyclists
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Kirkland has a new policy aims to minimize construction impacts on pedestrians and bicyclists by limiting the closure of sidewalks, bike lanes, and parking lanes
Capital Project Updates: New road, new trail & safe utilities
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Updates to major capital improvement projects happening in Kirkland
Proposed budget funds new fire station; continues staffing for north end of city
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City's 2015-16 preliminary budget funding for a new fire station in the north end; continued funding of a fourth firefighter to serve the Finn Hill & Juanita Neighborhoods
Community Celebration for opening of NE 120th Street extension, Nov. 19
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Community invited to celebration of the opening of extension to NE 120th Street at Nov. 19 event
Open House features Kirkland's plans for future growth, Nov. 12
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Kirkland 2035 plans featured at November 12 event, City Hall; Come with questions to get answers
Arbor Day Celebration at Everest Park, Nov. 8
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Arbor Day Celebration: Saturday, November 8 at Everest Park, 500 8th Street South, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Preliminary 2015-2016 Budget available at kirklandwa.gov/budgetdoc
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City Council will be holding public meetings and hearings as part of its adoption process of the 2015-2016 Budget
Kirkland offers business news e-bulletin
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subscribe to “Kirkland Biz News,” an electronic newsletter that features current news and information important to businesses
Juanita High School Students Arrested for Assault
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Police arrest 4 Juanita High School students for assaulting another student in the boys locker room.
Performance Measures Report: City priorities, goals and metrics reflected in yearly-snapshot report
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Kirkland has released its annual Performance Measure Report, a yearly-snapshot of the key service areas that support the City Council’s adopted goals
Police arrest substitute teacher for possessing child pornography
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Police arrest substitute teacher for possessing child pornography found on computer left at Kirkland repair shop
Public Safety Announcement: Fall/Winter Flooding Preparedness & Prevention
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Home and business owners are encouraged to help prepare for and prevent flooding this Fall/Winter season.
Council adopts Resolutions in favor of I-594; in opposition of I-591
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City Council adopted Resolution 5074 expressing its support of Initiative 594 and adopted Substitute Resolution 5073 expressing its opposition to Initiative 591.
City Council holds Public Hearing Oct. 13 to consider support of proposed gun law initiatives
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On October 13, the City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed gun law initiatives and to consider resolutions expressing support for the initiatives
Comments wanted by Oct. 29 on City's Surface Water Master Plan
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Kirkland residents are invited to provide comments by October 29, 2014 on the 2014 Surface Water Master Plan (SWMP).
Register now for Youth Basketball League; Play ball starting Dec. 1
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Registration open for Kirkland’s Youth Basketball League: Dribble, Shoot, Score!
City announces new Public Works Director; Kathy Brown starts Oct. 6
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The City of Kirkland announces that Kathy Brown will begin on October 6, 2014 as the City’s new Public Works Director.
Armed Robbery in North Kirkland/Finn Hill; Suspects Arrested
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Kirkland Police Patrol units received a 9-1-1 call of a possible Armed Robbery in the 8200 block of NE 145th Street; Suspects later arrested
Food drive doubles food, money donations from last year
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Weekend Food Drive in Kirkland doubles food and cash donations from last year for Hopelink; Donations still needed
Google donates over $200,000 for wireless networks at Everest & Houghton Beach Parks
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Google to donate $200,000 to the City of Kirkland for wireless networks at Everest Park & Houghton Beach Park
Tricks and Treats at Pee Wee Monster Bash, Oct. 31; Register Now
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Pee Wee Monster Bash: Kooky, not spooky activities for ages 5 and under. Oct. 31, 10 am-12 pm, No. Kirkland Comm Center
Apply for Arts, Cultural, Heritage Grants by Oct. 13
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The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission seeks innovative and creative ideas that showcase Kirkland’s arts, culture, and heritage. Applications due Oct. 13
Totem Lake area receives flood mitigation, prevention grant
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The City was awarded $300,000 by the King County Flood Control District to help address seasonal flooding in the Totem Lake Business District.
The Latest: Ongoing capital improvement construction projects in Kirkland
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The latest updates: Ongoing capital improvement construction projects in Kirkland: 120th St, NE 85th, Repaving, Striping, Park Lane & 7th Ave So
Driver killed in single car collision; Passenger transported to hospital
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Driver killed in single vehicle collision on Simonds Rd NE; Passenger transported to hospital
City moves forwarded with traffic signal optimization along LW Blvd & Central Way corridors
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Council OKs city to bid for traffic signal timing optimization for Lake Washington Blvd and Central Way corridors
Free Backyard Composting Workshop, Sept. 25
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What to do with all those leaves? Compost them in your backyard; Learn how at free workshop, Sept. 25, City Maintenance Center
City-SRM Agreement nets multi-million dollar public improvements near Google
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Agreement between City and SRM Development (Google property owner) nets multi-million dollar public improvements
Police, Fire respond to car-pedestrian accident; Man severely injured
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On Sept. 15, 3:30 p.m. Police & Fire responded to a car/pedestrian accident on 119th Place NE/NE 144th St; pedestrian severely injured
Medical Examiner confirms death of pedestrian struck by driver
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The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the pedestrian who was struck in the crosswalk on 119th Place NE at NE 144th Street has died.
Council approves design for Park Lane; Changes to Lake & Central parking lot
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City Council approves design for Park Lane improvement project; including closure of exit from parking lot onto Park Lane
Free workshop for mobile landscapers; Help protect Kirkland's water quality
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Free workshop to help mobile landscapers learn to prevent pollution & flooding, Sept. 29, 9-10 am, Heritage Hall, 203 Market Street
NE85th Street commuters should plan for construction impacts
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NE 85th Street commuters should plan for construction impacts; Water main installation begins Sept 15 with night time road closures
Traffic Alert: Kirkland Triathlon, Sept. 21; Road closures
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Annual Kirkland Triathlon starts at Juanita Beach Park on Sept. 21; Watch for road closures
Traffic Alert: Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day event, Sept. 20
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Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day, scheduled to come through Kirkland on Saturday, September 20.
Houghton Beach Swim Area Open as of Sept. 9
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Houghton Beach Park swim area open; Routine water sampling results show safe level of bacteria
Kirkland 2035 participants asked to take online survey about City communications
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If you have participated in the Kirkland 2035 campaign, please take a brief survey by Sept. 30 regarding the effectiveness of the City’s communications
Food drive needs volunteers Sept. 27 & 28; Benefits Hopelink
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Kirkland’s Month of Concern for the Hungry Food Drive needs volunteers for Sept. 27 & 28; Benefits Hopelink's Food Bank
Traffic signal at LW High School allows left turn for westbound drivers
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Traffic signal at Lake Washington High School gives westbound traffic a “green light” for left turns
Drug Take Back Event, Sat. Sept. 27
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The Kirkland Police Department and DEA will host a "Drug Take Back" event on Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kirkland Justice Center.
Kirkland residents encouraged to apply for Police Dept Citizens Academy
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If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like working for the Kirkland Police Department, you might get your chance with the Citizens Academy.
Watermain construction on NE 85th St begins; other upgrades soon
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Watermain construction begins as part of the NE 85th Street Corridor project
Deputy City Manager Marilynne Beard named WCMA President
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Kirkland's Deputy City Manager Marilynne Beard is named President of the Washington City/County Management Association
Public's help needed to identify attempted robbery suspect
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Kirkland Police seek public's help to find attempted robbery suspect Jocelyn V. Ruiz
Overlay prep began Monday on 124th Street
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Work crews will finish resurfacing Northeast 116th Street and 120th Avenue next week
Council Member Kloba completes leadership training program
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City Council Member Shelley Kloba received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.
Pre-registration open for Kirkland Kids Triathlon, Sept. 13
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Pre-registration open now for Kirkland Kids Triathlon to be held Sept. 13, www.kirklandparks.net
“Don’t Drip and Drive” program offers free inspections; discounted solutions to “Fix That Leak”
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The “Don’t Drip and Drive” program offers free inspections; discounted solutions to “Fix That Leak”
Kirkland's new government website is sporting a new look & features
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Kirkland's new government website is sporting a new look and features for quicker, easier access to information from computers & mobile devices.
Crews continue restriping Kirkland roads through August 28
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City contractor to restripe more than 40 miles of roads and bike lanes throughout Kirkland through Aug. 28
Traffic Alert: Kirkland Summerfest, Aug. 8-10
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Expect traffic delays during Summerfest, Aug. 8-10. Downtown road closures & detours
Prep work for street overlay begins on 120th Avenue, 112th Street
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120th Ave NE and NE 112th St are two of the six arterials scheduled for overlay this summer.
Camp Unity Eastside encampment approved
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City approves temporary use permit for Camp Unity Eastside to locate in Kirkland