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Residents needed for community survey and police, budget committees

We know you’re enjoying summer, but the important work of local government doesn’t stop when the sun is shining. We wanted to bring to your attention a few important items.

Civil Service Vacancy

The Civil Service Commission is looking to fill a vacancy. This is an important volunteer commission that makes rules, holds investigations, tests and ranks new police recruits, and hears appeals related to hiring and promotions. You can learn more about the commission here. If you’re interested in applying for the vacancy, email [email protected]. The deadline is July 7.

2023 Community Survey

This community survey will help inform Clyde Hill’s Comprehensive Plan, an overarching policy document for the city. Your input in this process will shape the direction of our city for years. Click here to take the survey.

Budget Advisory Committee

The Budget Advisory Committee advises the City Council and Mayor on city priorities and helps shape the annual budget. The city is in the process of recruiting new Committee Members. You can learn more about the committee by clicking here. If you’re interested in serving, email [email protected].

Recent News
The Problem of Speeding on Clyde Hill’s Residential Roads

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 …

Navigating the Blog Landscape in Clyde Hill 

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 …

Question over Mayor Friedman and His Campaign Finances

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 …

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