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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Mayor's State of the City

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Mayor Mary Lou Pauly has released her 2022 State of the City address.

Each year, we pause to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the past 12 months, and share our plans for the future. This year, the timing is perfect, as we just celebrated the...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Update: City's Emergency Management Efforts

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City of Issaquah’s new Emergency Manager position was filled in August 2021, and this report summarizes the variety of Issaquah's emergency management activities since that time, as well as planned future work:

  • Special projects (Mobile Satellite Trailer, C...
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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Issaquah Selected for 2022 LEED Leadership Program

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, have announced Issaquah as one of 15 cities that will commence certification in a national cohort supported by the LEED for Cities Local Government Leader...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Business Spotlight: Snapdoodle Toys & Games

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Snapdoodle Toys & Games is a locally owned business with five locations on the Eastside, including one in the Issaquah Highlands. Selling toys for all ages, they expanded to Issaquah in 2019, finding a warm and welcoming community.

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

Call for Arts Grants Proposals

The City of Issaquah seeks proposals for arts and cultural projects and programs to benefit the Issaquah community in 2022. 

The Issaquah arts grant program provides support for arts and cultural programs that are accessible to Issaquah residents ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Public Safety Tip: Access Control

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There are critical but simple steps to improve the safety and security of your business’s physical environment. One small step is to control access to your business's physical space. Access control means instituting practices to limit o...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Upcoming Business Technical Assistance Workshop for Your Business

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An upcoming workshop on Apr. 28 at 6:30 p.m. will help guide you through the decisions and steps to form your business. Register now at this link!

The COVID Comeback: A Small Business Marketing Strategies Workshop (May 26, 2022)

As a small business owner, c...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Business Spotlight: Snapdoodle Toys & Games

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Snapdoodle Toys & Games is a locally owned business with five locations on the Eastside, including one in the Issaquah Highlands. Selling toys for all ages, they expanded to Issaquah in 2019, finding a warm and welcoming community.

Thanks to the suppor...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Volunteer: Serve on Our Boards and Commissions

Our volunteer boards and commissions do important work — but they can’t do it without you.

Serving on a City board or commission is a fun, interesting and impactful way to make a difference in our community. We’re now acceptin...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Recap: 2022 State Legislative Session

Learn more about the 2022 Legislative session, as well as Issaquah's successes and challenges at the state level, via this overview and more extensive report.

Issaquah was successful in advancing its legislative priorities, including $640...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Tips: Living Near Wildlife

Issaquah is surrounded by natural beauty but it is always a good reminder that living in close proximity to wildlife has its own unique challenges.

As human populations increase rapidly in King County, the distance between wild habitat and human developmen...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Pilot: Parklets on Front Street

Have you had a chance to check out the new parklets on Front Street?

Open until the end of summer, these spots make a great option for those looking to meet friends, eat a quick bite, or just enjoy being on Front Street!

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Now Available: Issaquah's Housing Report Card

In 2017, Issaquah adopted its Housing Strategy Work Plan, which identifies four key challenges – an evolving housing market, growth, affordability and vulnerable residents. The work plan also includes nine strategies (and accompanying implementa...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Update: City's Emergency Management Efforts

City of Issaquah’s new Emergency Manager position was filled in August 2021, and this report summarizes the variety of Issaquah's emergency management activities since that time, as well as planned future work:

  • Special projects (Mobile S...
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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognizes and honor the history, contributions, and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in our state and nation. In Issaquah there are an estimated 9,853 Asian Pacific American r...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Learn More: Equity Board's Workplan

Issaquah's Equity Board launched in November 2021 to support and cultivate the voices of the diverse communities in Issaquah by advising the Mayor, City Council and City departments on Issaquah's plans, policies, regulations and programs...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Homeless Outreach Dashboard

To meet the community needs, our city has taken a more active approach to addressing homelessness. In 2021 we started a Homeless Outreach Program, to help connect residents to services they need to begin transitioning out of homelessness. To help inform t...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Find and Post Volunteer Opportunities on JustServe

JustServe is a free community resource sponsored as a service by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that helps link community volunteer needs with volunteers. The website is used by faith, nonprofit, community, and government organiz...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Statement and Call to Action on the War in Ukraine

City Council adopted on Monday night a resolution regarding the war in Ukraine. Recommended by the Issaquah Equity Board, the resolution includes a public statement, followed by opportunities for the public to take action by accessing resources for aide, ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Adoption of the Human Services Strategic Plan

City Council adopted the Human Services Strategic Plan on March 7th, 2022. Issaquah’s first Human Services Strategic Plan is created to guide the Human Services initiatives for the next five years, to help inform priorities, and to provide a roa...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) through Hopelink

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)  provides emergency assistance to low-income households who are disconnected or are in imminent threat of disconnection of services. The program provides up to $2,500 for water utility bi...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Issaquah Rental Assistance Program

The Issaquah COVID-19 Recovery Rental Assistance Program provides up to three (3) months of overdue rent per household to be used toward rental arrears to moderate, low, or very low-income households, at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI), impacted by ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Utility Improvements in Your Neighborhood

The City of Issaquah will be making improvements to the water main in your neighborhood starting on Mar. 14, 2022. See map below for streets that will be impacted.

The project is expected to take approximately 12 weeks. The water line is within city right-...

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Neighborhoods: South Lake Sammamish

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend Closures

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The City of Issaquah Community Center and Julius Boehm Pool will both be closed to drop-in and scheduled activities from May 28-30 for Memorial Day weekend.

Normal services will resume on May 31.

Questions related to the closure can be emailed to the Aquati...

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Parks & Community Services
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Spring/Summer Recreation Guide Released

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The Spring/Summer Recreation Guide is here and packed full of important dates and events.

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Pool: Changes to Swim Lessons Program

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The Parks and Community Services team have exciting news regarding swim lessons at the Julius Boehm Pool.

To keep up with the demand of our incredibly popular swim lessons program, we are adjusting our swim lesson classes to a once a week schedule. This ch...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Dog Park Tour Moves To Squak Valley Park

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While we continue to pursue a permanent option at Tibbetts Valley Park, the City of Issaquah has put in place a Dog Park Tour! 

Starting Feb. 18, the tour returns to Squak Valley Park. It will remain there until returning to the Issaquah Community...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Update: Police Chief Recruitment

The City of Issaquah is hiring its next Police Chief! Following a nationwide recruitment, Issaquah extended interviews to three top finalists from a strong pool of candidates.

Interviews will take place May 26, and will include members of the City Council,...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Senior Center: May Newsletter is Here!

The May Newsletter is here! We have tons of virtual resources, events and classes. Be sure to check out the lunch menu to see what is being offered to go daily!

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Update: Issaquah Climate Action Plan

City Council recently received an update from City staff on the progress of the City's electric vehicle infrastructure and the Climate Action Plan's upcoming implementation. 

City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan (ICAP) on...

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Sustainability
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Eastside Cities Launch New Climate Challenge for Residents

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, the cities of Redmond, Bellevue, Issaquah and Mercer Island have partnered to launch the regional Eastside Climate Challenge. The challenge provides community members and organizations with new and exciting opportunities ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

City of Issaquah Selected for 2022 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, have announced Issaquah as one of 15 cities that will commence certification in a national cohort supported by the LEED for Cities Local Government Leader...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

PSE Partners with Issaquah School District on Community Solar

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has partnered with the Issaquah School District to install its third Community Solar site, allowing PSE customers in east King County to subscribe to renewable energy.  

Community Solar is a voluntary renewable energy prog...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Traffic Alert: NE Park Dr.

City crews are working in coordination with the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) to install two sets of Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RFFBs) at two highly used pedestrian crossings along NE Park Dr. in the Issaquah Highlands. &nbs...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Update: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

The City is in the process of updating some of its transportation infrastructure.

City staff have begun work with a consultant to build the City's new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Plan. An ITS Plan provides real-time information for tr...

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Transportation
Posted on: May 6, 2022

ORCA Card Updates on May 16

ORCA cards are getting an update! 

Launching on May 16, 2022, the new myORCA mobile app and website will make paying for transit rides in the Puget Sound region faster and easier. You will be able to add fare value in real-time, manage your accoun...

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