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Speeding on Clyde Hill residential roads remains an ongoing and concerning problem. Despite various efforts, the issue persists, particularly during rush hour when commuters seek shortcuts through Clyde Hill to evade major traffic congestion on thoroughfares like SR-520 or I-90. One contributing factor to this problem is the reliance on GPS apps, which often redirect … [read more]
Over the past two years, more blogs have emerged covering news in Clyde Hill. Our blog, Clyde Hill Coalition, is run by private citizens. Others are operated by elected officials, including Clyde Hill City Councilmembers Dean Hachamovitch and Steve Sinwell. Hachamovitch has drawn attention because of the blurred lines between his personal blog and official … [read more]
Following his election in November, Mayor Steve Friedman was contacted to review his campaign finances, pursuant to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 390-16-043. Mayor Friedman received a request for a meeting to review his campaign books – but he refused the request. His refusal sparks concern over transparency in our local government. In response to requests … [read more]
The Clyde Hill Elementary Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is gearing up for an important fundraiser on May 31st, the Clyde Hill Elementary Walk-A-Thon! And they’re calling on residents and local businesses to help by becoming a sponsor of the event. How do I Sponsor? There are multiple ways to support the event; Why Sponsor the Walk-A-Thon? … [read more]
The Clyde Hill City Council is considering two key proposals: repealing restrictions on keeping fowl and implementing a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers. These issues have gained attention from residents, and we here at the Clyde Hill Coalition believe that it is crucial to weigh the pros and cons of each proposal. Repealing Restrictions on … [read more]
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]
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]
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]
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]