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April 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Shelley Kloba appointed to Kirkland City Council

The Kirkland City Council has appointed Shelley Kloba, a local and state civic activist, to fill a vacant position on the council. The vacancy was created when Bob Sternoff, a member since 2005, resigned last month amid personal financial problems. Kloba, a Kirkland resident since 2001, is close to finishing a two-year stint as legislative director of the Washington State…


Comments | Topics: Bob Sternoff, Kirkland City Council, Shelley Kloba

March 26, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Bob Sternoff abruptly resigns from Kirkland City Council

Bob Sternoff, a Kirkland City Council member since 2005, has resigned following a court’s appointment of a receiver to represent the interests of his creditors. In a letter addressed to Mayor Joan McBride and City Manager Kurt Triplett, Sternoff gave no reason for his resignation, instead simply writing, “Effective this date I hereby resign my position as…


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March 20, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Kirkland passes law protecting Section 8 renters

The Kirkland City Council passed a law Tuesday night prohibiting landlords from turning away would-be tenants who would pay rent with the help of government-subsidized Section 8 vouchers. The vote was 4-3. For a landlord to turn away a tenant only because he or she receives a government rent voucher, City Councilmember Dave Asher said, “I…


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March 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Kirkland backs away from boat-rafting ban

The Kirkland City Council is going back to the drafting table  as it considers how to control ear-deafening boat stereo systems and assure safety in the popular floating party on Juanita Bay. A proposed ordinance that would have banned “rafting” — tying groups of boats together — was sent to committee for further study after boaters protested…


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