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We here at the Clyde Hill Coalition have been closely monitoring recent developments within our City Council, particularly the council appointment made on January 9th to fill the seat left vacant by the election of Steve Friedman as Mayor. The appointment process came down to two candidates, Lisa Slivka and Tim Rattigan. It is crucial for … [read more]
Mayor Steve Friedman recently appointed Mark Kroese and Jared Wheeler to fill two vacant positions on the city’s Planning Commission. While the appointments are part of Friedman’s new job description, what sets these appointments apart is the lack of even the appearance of an unbiased process. Freidman did not even bother to hold any interviews … [read more]
We bid farewell to 2023 and now it’s time to reflect on the highs and lows that marked the year in Clyde Hill. While our picturesque city has experienced moments of unity and progress, it hasn’t been immune to controversies that have left residents questioning the stability of local governance. As we gear up for … [read more]
The City of Clyde Hill is presently in a state of transition as the City Council prepares to fill the vacant seat left by now Mayor Steve Friedman, who secured an uncontested victory last November. The impending vote by Councilmembers on January 9th introduces Lisa Slivka and Tim Rattigan as candidates vying for the role. … [read more]
There are several upcoming opportunities for residents to serve their community.  Descriptions of opportunities to serve on the City Council, Planning Commission, Civil Service Commission, and Budget Advisory Committee can be found on the City website.  [read more]
During this Tuesday’s meeting, the city council will hold a public hearing about raising the city’s portion of property taxes by 1%. If this ordinance passes, the city's budget will increase by 1%, but it is not necessarily a 1% increase in your property tax rate. [read more]
In the summer of 2022, a now-former Clyde Hill employee submitted a whistleblower complaint, including allegations against former Councilmember Scott Moore and Councilmember Dean Hachamovitch.  The city resolved the dispute and paid the former employee $20,000. A public records request for the whistleblower complaint was originally filed in October of 2022. The Clyde Hill Coalition has … [read more]
On October 15, Councilmember Dean Hachamovitch reached out to all the city council candidates claiming he had received interest from “some candidates” in publishing endorsements received by those running. “I’m writing to all of you to ask if you have any endorsements you want me to include in the newsletter,“ wrote Hachamovitch. He provided 48 … [read more]