Views of Kirkland: The ever expanding role of government

Views of Kirkland: The ever expanding role of government

The Kirkland City Council has been on a roll of late enacting measures meant to change the lives and behaviors of Kirkland citizens. One can argue whether or not these measures are good or bad, or if they are even the purview of a local elected body, but one cannot argue the fact that a new, more activist agenda is indeed being enacted by the Kirkland City Council.

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LETTER: Making Sound Transit work for Kirkland

LETTER: Making Sound Transit work for Kirkland

In recent weeks, Sound Transit has released a series of "corridor studies", the latest step in developing the future transit roadmap for the region.  The studies inform both the Long Range Plan (all the projects that are likely to be developed over the next few decades), and a shorter list of priority projects that may go to the voters in 2016.   We now know a lot more about where Sound Transit’s planning is going.

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City priorities, goals and metrics reflected in yearly-snapshot report

City priorities, goals and metrics reflected in yearly-snapshot report

The City of Kirkland has released its annual Performance Measure Report, a yearly-snapshot of the key service areas that support the City Council’s adopted goals. Notable achievements in 2013 include the Crime Mapping program that provides more transparency; improvement in pavement condition indexes for major and minor arterial, and more real-time traffic monitoring being conducted through the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) program.

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An Evening with The Count: Count Dracula's Masquerade

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A Masquerade Ball hosted by Count Dracula 


This year Dracula has decided to host a private party for those attending Saturday's evening performance of the International Ballet Theatre. The performance which will consist of Act II of the production, followed by Dracula's Masquerade on stage.

Dress in your favorite costume and join the cast for a night of Halloween festivities. Music, treats, and delights will be served. A night not to be missed!

Show Times
Friday, October 31 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 1 - 2:00pm
Saturday, November 1 - 7:30pm | Dracula's Masquerade
The Masquerade will be Act II of the production only followed by a costume party on stage with the cast. 
Sunday, November 2 - 2:00pm

http://www.ibtbellevue.org

Wyraqocha? Why Not! Peruvian Kitchen Opens Monday in Downtown Kirkland [u]

The long awaited opening of Wyraqocha Peruvian Kitchen (110 Central Way, Kirkland, WA) is over. On Monday night Kirkland's newest eatery opens its doors to the public at 6pm. The intimate setting boasts an open kitchen, seating for about 50 and a cocktail bar serving up exotic concoctions designed to compliment the vibrant flavors coming out of the kitchen.

The restaurant will serve both lunch and dinner.

Update: here is a photo of the menu.

Last Friday night, Wyraqocha invited us to share a few of their dishes and we were impressed with the combining of fresh, local ingredients with the Peruvian dishes. Kirklanders have waited many months for the opening of this restaurant and we can't wait to try more of the menu (hint: the halibut ceviche is a real winner).

We look forward to bumping into our friends as we sample the menu, sip cocktails and enjoy the hospitality of chef Lia Horna, general manager Cyndy Almonte and their team.

We welcome Wyraqocha to Kirkland!

Wyraqocha Peruvian Kitchen
110 Central Way

http://www.wyraqocha.com

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Takes Reservations
Good For Groups
Catering
Waiter Service
Outdoor Seating

Open Letter to the Kirkland City Council regarding I-594

Open Letter to the Kirkland City Council regarding I-594

To the Honorable Members of the Kirkland City Council,

Let me start by thanking you for the many hours of unpaid service you perform for our community.  I realize it is pretty much a thankless job.

I disagree with the stance you recently took regarding I-591 and I-594.  In the first place I don’t think our city council, as an elected body, should be taking a stance on statewide initiatives or any other measure on the ballot.  What is next?  The endorsement of candidates for office?

I-594 is a poorly written law that puts an unfair burden on law abiding gun owners.  Even the supporters of I-594 admit there are flaws in the law but they claim they can be “fixed” by a 2/3 majority vote of the legislature.  Do you really think you will ever get a 2/3 majority vote in the legislature on any issue?

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