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Three candidates filed with King County Elections to vie for the 41st District state Senate seat, prompting a primary election for this seat in August.
Community Events, May 2016
The city of Mercer Island recently experienced technical problems with the video recording of the May 16 City Council meeting.
The Public Disclosure Commission was asked to investigate Mercer Island Councilmember Dan Grausz for allegedly using city resources to oppose a ballot proposition, after Island resident and Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) supporter Carv Zwingle filed a complaint May 16.
Despite the growing problem of drug addiction regionally and statewide and differing funding recommendations, Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Legislature completely halted all state funding for drug task forces, leading to the demise of the Eastside Narcotics Task Force.
Nearing the culmination of a two-year long visioning process for Mercer Island's Town Center, the City Council held a first reading Monday to discuss changes to its development code and acknowledged the "overwhelming" public input that asked for "less" — less density, fewer people and lower building heights in the downtown area.