What's on the Council Agenda?, KPD Officers Honored, and More in This Week in Kirkland!

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May 2, 2019

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What's Coming Up at City Council

2019 City Council

The City Council has their next Regular Business Meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber. Below are a few items of note on the upcoming agenda. The agenda in its entirety will be available later this week on the City website.

State Legislative Update: Intergovernmental Relations and Economic Development Manager Lorrie McKay will be providing the final update on how the City Council's priorities fared in the 2019 State Legislative session. The City Council's 2019 legislative agenda is available on the City website. The 2019 State Legislative session closed on Sunday, April 28.

Ordinance Related to Firearms and Weapons and Restricting the Discharge of Firearms Throughout Kirkland: The proposed ordinance would generally prohibit the discharge of firearms except for police officers in the exercise of their duties, the constitutional right of individuals to defend themselves and others, and the discharge of firearms at licensed shooting ranges. More information is available here: http://bit.ly/2P0n5Su

Rose Hill Neighborhood Amendments to Zoning Code and Zoning Map

The City Council will consider adopting zoning regulations to implement the Rose Hill neighborhood plan. The adopted Rose Hill Neighborhood Plan is available on the City website. 

Kirkland Police Department Honors Officers

The Kirkland Police Department honored and celebrated its own last week, taking a few moments to recognize long-term commitment and exemplary bravery, while welcoming its eight newest officers. Please join us in congratulating these officers on their achievements. 

Years of Service recognitions:

5 Years of Service: Police Support Associate Loralei Clark

15 Years of Service: Corrections Officer Kevin Florence

20 Years of Service: Lieutenant Lisa Brouelette

Awards and commendations:

Life-saving award: Corrections Officer Ammus Benavente

The following promotions were recognized:

Administrative Supervisor Patricia Ball

Corrections Corporal Caleb Nelson

Corporal Clayton Slominski

The following non-commissioned staff were sworn in:

Corrections Administrative Associate Courtney Meyer

Parking Enforcement Officer Matt Costa

The following commissioned officers were sworn in:

Officer Jacob DesCamp

Officer Jacob Holmes

Officer Francisco Montague

Officer Barry Carter

Officer Francisco Figueroa

Officer Killian Larson

Officer Cameron Huebner

Officer Adam Lasker

Officers recognized

Recognized officers joined by Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold, Councilmember Kelli Curtis, and Councilmember Jon Pascal

Kirkland Organizations may be Eligible for an Automatic External Defibrillator


The Kirkland Fire Department has launched a pilot program to provide free lifesaving Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to qualified organizations in Kirkland.

The AED Grant Program, which was originally initiated by the Kirkland City Council, is intended to place AEDs with organizations in the community that would have the greatest likelihood of providing members of the public with access to these lifesaving tools. Public access to AEDs bridges the gap from the time of collapse to the arrival of the Kirkland Fire Department’s resources.

“We know that having an AED onsite when a person experiences a cardiac event drastically increases their chances for survival,” said Chief Joe Sanford. “We are grateful that the City Council has provided the Fire Department with this opportunity to get more of these devices out in our community.”

Any business or non-profit organization can apply to receive an AED through the pilot program. Applications and an AED agreement form are available on the City website at: http://bit.ly/KirklandAEDGrant. For more information about the program or the application process, please contact Joel Bodenman, EMS Captain, at jbodeman@kirklandwa.gov.

Be a Juanita Friday Market Sponsor!

Are you looking for a creative way to highlight your business, support local farmers, and be a part of a fantastic weekly community event? Then you should become one of our Juanita Friday Market sponsors! Being a sponsor is easy, and we have a number of different levels so that you can find the level that best fits your business. Sponsorship opportunities are filling up fast, so take a look at our 2019 sponsorship packet today!

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Orca To-Go at City Hall

The King County Metro Transit ORCA To-Go team will be at City Hall the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to provide full-service ORCA card sales and assistance.The ORCA To-Go team sells the complete range of ORCA card products including: Adult, youth cards, senior, and disabled RRFP cards. Individuals that qualify for discounted youth and senior cards need to bring identification. Payment can be made with cash, check, or major credit card. More information on ORCA is available on the KC Metro website at: https://kingcounty.gov/…/m…/fares-orca/orca-cards/to-go.aspx.


Upcoming Events

Picnic in the Park

132nd Square Park Improvements- Picnic in the Park 

132nd Square Park, 13159 132nd Ave NE

Thursday, May 9, 4 - 6 p.m. 

Join us for a chat and a walk in the park to discuss proposed improvements to 132nd Square Park. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz: 80 Years Down the Yellow Brick Road

Kingsgate Library

Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m. 

The Wizard of Oz is a cultural phenomenon unlike any other. With memorable characters, the story is captivating and inspiring. Film historian Lance Rhoades will discuss how M.G.M.'s Technicolor musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum's book has sent generations of fans "over the rainbow!"


Protecting the Environment During a Disaster & Every Day

Kirkland Fire Station 26

Wednesday, May 15, 7 - 9 p.m. 

The City invites the community to join Water Quality Program Coordinator Ryean-Marie Tuomisto, as she delves into the environmental side of a natural disaster and outlines ways the community can be better prepared to protect the environment in the case of an emergency.

Tuomisto is the Water Quality Program Coordinator for the City of Kirkland. She is passionate about protecting Kirkland’s wetlands, streams and lakes from pollution, and ensuring that the natural habitat remains safe for the community to enjoy. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a Master of Science in Geochemistry and has over 20 years of experience in the environmental compliance field.


Kirkland BizPrep Town Hall

Kirkland Performance Center

Tuesday, May 28, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 

Disasters happen. Is your business ready? The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and Kirkland Office of Emergency Management are partnering to host BizPrep, a business preparedness town hall. Come learn about the tools you need to get your business prepared for just about anything. This town hall will feature a case study and business lessons learned from the 2016 Downtown Bothell Fire as well as a panel providing action items business owners, operators, and leaders can do to help their business weather an emergency incident. Topics will include disaster preparedness, cyber resiliency, and legal and insurance considerations. RSVP online.