Monday, June 29, 2009

Dave Does It Again

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Does winning Bulwer-Lytton mean you're a good writer doing bad writing or just a bad writer?  No matter, once again Dave McKenzie places again, this year the overall winner. 

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Permits and Stuff

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Looks like we're finally getting some forward momentum on the completion of the street to the north of the old Lowes. (South 352nd. St) Currently "under design"

And nearby, a new Self-Storage facility.  Yep, Federal Way - all the crap that you can't shove in your house - it's all within reach.   More single story blight.  Amazing how the wetland stops at the lot lines on three sides. (PDF)

Public Hearing: Traffic Impact Fee

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PLANNING COMMISSION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

File No: 09-102146-00-UP
Amendments to the Federal Way Revised Code (FWRC)
Related to the Adoption of a Traffic Impact Fee


The City of Federal Way’s Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers (City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, PO Box 9718, Federal Way, WA 98063-9718) to consider changes to how traffic impacts are mitigated.

Under the current pro-rata share mitigation program, fees for new development have varied from zero to $5,900 per trip depending on project location. The proposed Traffic Impact Fee program would replace the present methods of mitigation by assessing a set fee proposed to be between $2,729 and $3,578 per PM peak hour trip for all development.

The official file is available for public review at the Department of Community Development Services (33325 8th Avenue South). A staff report will be available to the public on June 24, 2009. For additional information on these amendments, please contact Traffic Engineer Rick Perez at (253) 835-2740, or rick.perez@cityoffederalway.com during normal business hours. Any person may submit written comments to the Planning Commission prior to the hearing, present them to the Planning Commission during the hearing, and/or may appear at the public hearing to give public testimony.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

News: Red-light runners caught on camera pay excessive fines, suit says

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SEATTLETIMES.COM -- Washington cities are making millions by fining red-light runners caught on camera more than state law allows, a class-action lawsuit alleges. More...


Federal Way Graffiti has a simple suggestion: Stop running red lights. FWG also asked several questions about the plan to add red light cameras to Federal Way back in August.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

News: Federal Way suspends search for city manager and may hire a consulting firm

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FEDERALWAYMIRROR.COM -- Federal Way may lack a new city manager until 2010, a city council sub-committee announced June 22.

The council is going to "hit the restart button" and suspend the search, council member Jim Ferrell said. More...

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