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Civic Affairs

City of Mill Creek awards 35th Avenue SE reconstruction contract and starts change order discussions

35th Avenue SE at Penny Creek closed in 2015. Photo credit: Richard Van Winkle.

The good news is that competitive bidding for the 35th Avenue SE Reconstruction project resulted in a lower construction project cost than what was budgeted.

The bad news is that a change order now being negotiated will reduce the cost savings.

New Washington State voting rights act may be answer to the Mill Creek City Council’s lack of diversity

Mill Creek City Council as of February 2018. Photo courtesy of City of Mill Creek.

The recently enacted Washington Voting Rights Act allows cities and counties to switch to district-based elections – which would fix problems with a jurisdiction’s voting system.

The Mill Creek City Council is an example of a group that has failed to respond to its local demographics.

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