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Tag: Jake Fey

Feb.
26th

Tacoma: Lecy-Davis announces bid for City Council’s District 2 seat

Downtown business owner and community activist Patricia Lecy-Davis announced Monday she intends to run for the Tacoma City Council’s District 2 Council seat.

“I’m running because I believe that our citizens deserve the most committed representation possible,” Lecy-Davis is quoted in a press announcement issued Monday. “I will work hard to meet and engage with the people across this district, and to bring a voice to their issues on the City Council.”

Lecy-Davis was among seven candidates to apply for the seat vacated Dec. 31 by Councilman-turned-state Rep. Jake Fey. During her appointment interview in January, she told council members

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Feb.
21st

Transportation package includes new taxing authority for Pierce Transit, Tacoma

Pierce Transit failed to get voters’ approval for a sales-tax increase to pay for bus service, so the agency shrank its boundaries and tried again — only to be defeated again.

House Democrats want to let the agency try with an even smaller group of voters, without shrinking its overall service area.

Their transportation bill, announced Wednesday and posted online in full today, drew headlines for its statewide taxes including an extra dime of gas tax. But it would also give local governments new authority that many of them have been asking for:

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Dec.
19th

Tacoma: Seven candidates apply to fill Fey’s City Council seat

A political consultant. A boutique cake shop owner. A downtown salon proprietor. A real estate broker. A retired teacher . A state patrol sergeant. An art house theater director.

They are among the seven candidates who filed applications vying for appointment to fill the unexpired term of outgoing Tacoma City Councilman Jake Fey.  Fey, who officially vacates his District 2 council seat on Dec. 31, won election to the Washington House of Representatives in November.

Some of the applicants who filed for Fey’s seat have sought appointment to the council before.  Some have run for elected office, with at least

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Dec.
19th

Tacoma: Fe FEY Fo Fum, Council touts the terms of an (outgoing) councilman

Tacoma City Councilman and state representative-elect Jake Fey attended his final council meeting as an elected city official Tuesday – a lengthy affair that stretched nearly three hours and, at the bitter end, included a grand send-off from his colleagues.

Among the “gifts” presented to the two-term member was a life-sized cardboard cut-out of comedian Tina Fey, a pair of flip-flops, a faux “Lone Ranger Award” replete with black mask, a City Hall-referential poem riffing on “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and a string of mispronunciations of his name throughout the marathon meeting.

Each of the gag gifts had inside

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Dec.
5th

Tacoma: City Council appointment process kicks off today

The process to fill outgoing Tacoma City Council member Jake Fey‘s council seat kicks off today, as the city begins advertising for applications to fill the position.

As we wrote about here, the council plans to choose a replacement for Fey on Jan. 29, with an application process and public interviews scheduled before then.

The application deadline for prospective candidates is Dec. 19. (Here’s the council’s appointment schedule).

Fey, with still a year left on his council term, will vacate his Position 2 council seat Dec. 31 to head to Olympia as a state representative for Tacoma’s 27th

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Feb.
6th

In a campaign surprise, Tacoma Councilwoman Lauren Walker announces for open 27th District state House seat

This is the seat being given up by Rep. Jeannie Darneille who is running for the state Senate. And until today we thought it would be a battle between Tacoma City Councilman Jake Fey and Tacoma architect Jim Merritt.

But second-term councilman Lauren Walker jumped into the race today.

Lauren Walker

“We’ve seen too many cuts to our K-12 schools, our universities, and our safety net while we’ve ignored tax breaks that have outlived their usefulness,” she said in a press release. “Frankly, it’s time for bold leadership and I’m excited to get down there and get it done.”

Fey lost the race for Pos. 1 against Laurie Jinkins two years ago and serves with Walker on the Tacoma council. Merritt lost the Tacoma mayor’s race in 2009. Darneille is giving up her House seat to seek the state Senate seat that will be open with the retirement of Sen. Debbie Regala.

Walker is the executive director of the Fair Housing Center of Washington, a job she’s held for 15 years. She is a northwest native and has lived in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood since 1990.

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Aug.
2nd

City to charge 50 cents on 2012 Tacoma Rainiers tickets

A long-planned 50 cent fee on tickets to Tacoma Rainiers games will start hitting fans in the 2012 season, a year after the renovated Cheney Stadium opened for baseball.

After City Council members questioned why it wasn’t in effect for the 2011 season, city officials notified the Rainiers Saturday it would charge the so-called facility fee starting in 2012 for baseball games — and starting Monday for other ticketed events.

Proceeds will go first to helping pay off the $30 million the city borrowed to renovate the stadium. Once debt payments are covered each year, leftover proceeds will be returned

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Nov.
2nd

WA’s 27th Legislative District: Jinkins leading Fey early; Darneille coasts

Unsurprisingly, the initial results from Washington’s 27th District House races show one somewhat tight contest and one blow-out.

Here’s the latest results for the district spanning parts of Tacoma and Fife.

House Position 1:
Jake Fey (D) vs. Laurie Jinkins (D)

In the battle for the open Position 1 House seat, Democrat Laurie Jinkins holds a single-digit advantage over fellow Democrat Jake Fey after initial Pierce County ballot counts.

The inter-partisan battle pitted two-well liked Democrats vying for the seat left open by Democratic incumbent Dennis Flannigan’s retirement after the last legislative session.

Fey, in his

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