Skip to content

Pro and Con Committee Selected

In the Tuesday 7/12 council meeting Council members selected “pro” and “con” community members for the change of government ballot measure. These three individuals from the community on each side are responsible for drafting the statements in the voter pamphlet for and against the change on the November 2022 ballot vote.

On the “pro” committee (for a change of current form of government), Lisa Slivka and Pam Phillips submitted their names. They were the only two individuals submitted to represent the “pro” change committee. Mr. Rohla, the city administrator had asked them if there was a third person that wanted to join the “pro” change committee and no one else came forward.

On the “con” committed (keep current form of government) four individuals submitted their names to the City. Council was confused on how to select three of four people. There was discussion of “flipping a coin” or the first three individuals in alphabetical order. In the end there was a motion for the first three be selected in alphabetical order by last name, which was, Lyn Adams, Bruce Dodds and Spencer Nurse. Collectively the “con” committee has lived in Clyde Hill for 115 years.

Recent News
A Missed Opportunity: The Recent City Council Appointment

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 …

A Look at Recent Unconventional Planning Commission Appointments

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 …

A Rollercoaster Ride in Clyde Hill: 2023 Year End Review

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 …

Stay in the know with our newsletter.