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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Fireworks Ban: Stay Safe on Independence Day

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Stay safe on the Fourth of July — and remember the City of Issaquah’s ban on the use and possession of all fireworks without a permit. The ban encompasses all fireworks — including sparklers, cones, fountains and Roman candles.

Adopted in 1993, the City’s ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Construction: East Lake Sammamish Parkway

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Construction has begun on the East Lake Sammamish Parkway and SE 43rd Way Roundabout Revisions Project. The work will take approximately two months to complete.

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The City will allow three, full-weekend closures of the intersection. The ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

2021 Water Quality Report

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We have met all water quality requirements. Our top priority is simple: Providing Issaquah residents the highest quality water possible.

We are consistently testing to ensure our water quality. Safety is our top priority – and Issaquah meets all standards ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Rise in Lake Sammamish Kokanee Numbers

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A sharp increase — biologists observed over 2,000 returning from Lake Sammamish to spawn in tributary creeks — represents positive signs for the health of our native kokanee salmon population. Kokanee are one of the four genetically distinct salmon popula...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Time Capsule: What Would You Add?

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The City of Issaquah is celebrating its 130th birthday! As part of the ongoing celebrations, Issaquah will fill a time capsule and bury it later this summer for the community to open in 25 years.  

The question: What should be included in the time...

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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: 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 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: 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: July 1, 2022

City Council to Consider Electric Scooter Share Pilot Program

The City Council Mobility & Infrastructure Committee initially discussed the idea of an electric scooter share pilot program in Issaquah during its June 14, 2022 meeting

Bird, an electric scooter share company that is active in more than 300...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Mayor Proposes Community Investment Strategy

With a focus on making investments in transportation, as well as parks and trails, Mayor Mary Lou Pauly recently announced a proposed $12 million Community Investment Strategy.

This proposal implements the Capital Finance Community Task Force’s r...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

City Launches Performance Dashboard

The City of Issaquah has launched its first Citywide Performance Dashboard. In Oct. 2020, City Council adopted a set of measures aligned to the “Our Issaquah” Strategic Plan and intended to support elected officials, city staff and com...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Time Capsule: What Would You Add?

The City of Issaquah is celebrating its 130th birthday! As part of the ongoing celebrations, Issaquah will fill a time capsule and bury it later this summer for the community to open in 25 years.  

The question: What should be included in the time...

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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: June 10, 2022

Senior Specific Services

Everyone ages, you don’t have to do it alone. Aging in place is possible with some of the services provided to older adults in Issaquah! 

At-Home Care Services:

  1. Full Life Care - Support for adults of all ages with chronic illness and physical disab...
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Human Services
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Teen Link Confidential Help Line

You’re not alone. There is someone that’s willing to listen to you without judgment. Teen Link is a program of Crisis Connections that serves youth in Washington State. 

Teen volunteers are trained to listen to your concerns an...

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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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Human Services
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: June 17, 2022

Survey: King County Subarea Plan

King County's Department of Local Services is working with Snoqualmie Valley and Northeast King County communities to develop a Subarea Plan that establishes a long range vision, and policies to implement the vision. The Issaquah Highlands falls geographi...

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Neighborhoods: Issaquah Highlands

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Newport Way Maple to Sunset Improvements Survey

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Issaquah is designing improvements to Newport Way NW from NW Maple Street to W Sunset Way to enhance multi-modal travel, traffic operations and safety for all users. 

Newport Way NW is one of the City’s busiest streets and is a key conne...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Road Work: Rainier Blvd S and 1st Ave SE

City crews will be performing concrete repairs and asphalt repaving on 1st Ave SE, SE Andrews St. and Rainier Blvd S — known as City Hall South Loop. This is part of the Pavement Management Program (PMP).

Work is expected to begin the week of Jun...

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Neighborhoods: Olde Town

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Traffic Alert: East Lake Sammamish Parkway

Construction has begun on the East Lake Sammamish Parkway and SE 43rd Way Roundabout Revisions Project. The work will take approximately two months to complete.

Intersection Closures

The City will allow three, full-weekend closures of the intersection. The ...

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Neighborhoods: Providence Point

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Land Conservation: Squak Mountain Estates

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The City recently completed the acquisition of the 20-acre parcel of land for conservation and trail connectivity purposes known as Squak Mountain Estates.

"Squak Mountain Estates is a wonderful addition to our protected public lands around Issaquah. ...

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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: June 24, 2022

Police Chief Schwan Confirmed by City Council

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Following a nationwide recruitment and competitive interview process, Mayor Pauly selected Paula Schwan, formerly the Interim Chief, as the next Issaquah Police Chief. Chief Schwan was confirmed by City Council on June 21, 2022. 

Based on communit...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Now Available: Monthly Police Report

As part of Issaquah's Police Accountability, Equity and Human Services Action Plan, our police department issues a monthly activity report that summarizes crimes reported, communications at our call center and officer calls for service.

View our r...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Senior Center: July Newsletter is Here!

The July 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 daily!

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Lower Issaquah Creek Restoration Underway

Creek Restoration: Improving Conditions for Salmon

This creek restoration project to construct channels, install log pieces and plants, improving the stream channel for salmon.

Work has begun on restoring 1,200 feet of degraded stream channel along the Issa...

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Sustainability
Posted on: June 3, 2022

City Part of Largest Urban Forest Carbon Credit Sale

The City of Issaquah — along with several other partners throughout the country — earned more than $1 million combined in the first bundled sale of carbon credits generated exclusively by urban forests. The sale helps ensure urban fore...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Rise in Lake Sammamish Kokanee Numbers

A sharp increase — biologists observed over 2,000 returning from Lake Sammamish to spawn in tributary creeks — represents positive signs for the health of our native kokanee salmon population. Kokanee are one of the four genetically di...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Traffic Alert: NW Talus Drive

City crews will be completing sidewalk and driveway modifications along NW Talus Drive as a part of the Cougar Mountain Middle School project. Work will begin on Tuesday, July 5 at 7 a.m. and is anticipated to be completed by Friday, July 15. 

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Traffic Alert: South Lake Sammamish Neighborhood

Starting June 28, City crews will be performing maintenance on various roadways within the South Lake Sammamish neighborhood. These roadways have been selected by the Pavement Management Program (PMP) to receive and asphalt overlay. This work is in coordi...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Traffic Alert: East Lake Sammamish Parkway

Construction is set to begin on the East Lake Sammamish Parkway and SE 43rd Way Roundabout Revisions Project. 

Work is scheduled to start June 13 and take approximately two months to complete.

This project will revise the roundabout to improve safe...

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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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