A speech to the Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary Club December 9, 2020 By JC Harris You know that old aphorism “Fish don’t know they’re wet.”? That’s kinda how it goes for airport communities. And especially Sea-Tac Airport. Background Before I moved here in ’94, I worked as a consulting engineer in Detroit for many years.
The undersigned tender our resignations from the Des Moines Ad Hoc Aviation Advisory Committee (the “DMAAC”), effective immediately. We have greatly appreciated the opportunity afforded to us, through this Committee, to work on behalf of the citizens of Des Moines in relation to the significant environmental and public health challenges presented by Sea-Tac Airport operations.
Tina Orwall is a State Representative For the 33rd District. This letter is in regard to a Stakeholders Meeting she convened at Kent City Hall on August 15, 2019. Dear Tina, I wanted to share my thoughts on your Stakeholders Meeting last week. The Politics My objection to your support of my opponent is exactly
By Jack Mayne At Thursday night’s (June 5) Des Moines City Council study session, lawmakers heard from aviation consultants the city has hired to help steer the city through increases in aviation traffic noise and pollution affecting Des Moines and the other Sea-Tac Airport concerned participants, Burien, SeaTac and Normandy Park. The consultants’ major point
I’m not sure if visitors to tonight’s Des Moines City Council Study Session realized that they were attending something of a performance. I’m not sure most of the City Council did either. But the meetings (and the meeting before the meeting with the DM Airport Committee) were carefully stage-managed by City Manager Michael Matthias to
By Jack Mayne City Manager Michael Matthias’s pay raise got unanimous Des Moines City Council approval Thursday night (April 11) as Mayor Matt Pina defended the action after a minor storm on Facebook criticized the actions of a week earlier. A week earlier Matthias’ salary was approved to increase to $199,000 at a meeting that
Tina Orwall is a State Representative For the 33rd District. This letter is in regard to a conversation I had with her after the 33rd District Democrats Town Hall on March 23, 2019 and the LiUNA Hall in Des Moines. Dear Tina, Just following up on our conversation today re. the Port Packages. To summarise,
Michael Matthias is the City Manager of The City Of Des Moines. He also chairs the City’s Airport Committee, serves as the City’s Economic Development Director, sits on the StART Committee and represents the City on the State Environmental Impact Study. This letter is in regard to public comments I made at the General City
Written after the City Council’s Study Session which covered the 2019 Legislative Agenda with a lot of emphasis on siting a second airport. Your Honour, Still awaiting a reply on my last letter. 😀 But I digress. There was much discussion tonight on the siting of a second airport. Although I certainly hope for another