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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]
The Clyde Hill Elementary PTA is currently in search of a dedicated individual to take on the crucial role of PTA President. Recently, the President, Jennie Cochran-Chinn, decided to step down due to personal reasons. According to the PTA, she will remain an active member of the PTA general assembly. For the interim period, the … [read more]
In October 2023, former Councilmember Scott Moore filed a Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) complaint against former Councilmember Dr. Ashley Eckel, alleging inaccuracies in her Personal Financial Affairs Statement. The PDC is an agency overseeing campaign finances of candidates. The PDC closed the case this year, citing “no evidence of violations.”  Moore resigned from the City … [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]
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]
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