The Clyde Hill Coalition is a necessary watchdog on city hall. As resident journalists, we fill the void without a newspaper covering our city. With your ballots now in hand, we wanted to provide you the opportunity to learn more about the candidates. We asked them to respond to five questions.
- Why did you choose to run for council?
- What is your plan to solve the budget crisis?
- How would you handle conflicts of interest?
- If you could wave your hand and make one change to the city code, what would it be and why?
- What is the top concern you’ve heard from residents?
Mayor: Steve Friedman vs Unopposed
We appreciate all the candidates taking the time to respond thoughtfully to our survey.
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 …
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 …
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