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In a letter, former Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride explains why she supports Neal Black for re-election to the Kirkland City Council, Pos. 5
Neal Black tells Patch why voters should elect him to serve another term at Position 5 on the Kirkland City Council
City of Kirkland Offers Help for Those Struggling to Pay for Housing Due to COVID-19 | Kirkland Reporter
Financial and legal assistance are available through the City of Kirkland or one of its partners for people behind on rent or mortgage payments, and for landlords with renters unable to pay due to COVID-19.
“The trauma of the pandemic is not over for many families. Homelessness is on the rise in Washington state and nationwide because of COVID – whether through job loss, lack of financial and family support, or suffering on-going health impacts. It’s more important than ever that there’s help for people to stay housed,” said Councilmember Neal Black. “Landlords, too, have been severely impacted by people unable to pay their rent.”
Kirkland City Councilmember Neal Black, first elected to the Council in 2019, announces that he will run for re-election.
"I've watched with interest Neal's first year on the Council," said former Kirkland Councilmember Tom Neir. "He's thoughtful, listens to the concerns of others, works cooperatively with fellow councilmembers and city staff, comes prepared, and prioritizes sound government decision-making."
Councilmember Neal Black, first elected to the Kirkland City Council in 2019, announces that he will run for re-election.
"I love my work on the Council," said Black. "My commitment is to compassionate, thoughtful, service-oriented decision-making, coupled with proactive community engagement, regardless of the issue."
City sets long-term sustainability goals in the hopes of reducing waste, greenhouse emissions.
The Kirkland City Council looks to create a more livable, sustainable community.
“The city of Kirkland is committed to a sustainable future that includes cleaner air and water, healthier food to eat, expanded housing options that allow people of all economic means to live here and a more socially just and equitable city that is welcoming and inclusive of all people,” Councilmember Neal Black stated in a press release. “We have addressed these issues and many others throughout the city’s policies and plans, and it’s exciting to comprehensively coordinate sustainability strategies under one plan.”
The Kirkland City Council unanimously passes the 2021-2022 Budget.
The Welcoming Kirkland Initiative, a report on equity and inclusivity, has been completed.
“We’re extremely grateful for the effort, thoughtfulness and dedication of all those involved in the Welcoming Kirkland Initiative,” Councilmember Neal Black stated in a press release. “The city is committed to continuing the difficult but productive conversations about racism that are needed to create a Kirkland where Black community members feel safe and respected. WKI has helped foster the relationships and groundwork that will help us identify and implement solutions to racism in all its forms.”
The Kirkland City Council unanimously passed a resolution that affirms that Black Lives Matter and puts funding towards addressing racism.
Kirkland, Washington's epicenter of the novel coronavirus, makes positive business adjustments | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
One of the first cities in the U.S. severely impacted by COVID-19, Kirkland, Washington is still fighting strong as businesses are creating unique ways to weather the storm.
The Kirkland City Council was updated on recent implicit bias trainings undergone by Kirkland staffers.
Neal Black at the meeting of the Kirkland City Council on December 10, 2019: "It’s too easy to just be reactive to...the most recent incident and take a very targeted approach to reviewing the policies and procedures related to that particular incident. I think that’s a good starting point, but I think it’s really important that we also take the next step. I would just emphasize being more proactive and thinking about not just the incident in front of us but trying to think ahead...and building this ethic throughout our community...."
Former Mayor of Kirkland, Amy Walen, supports Neal Black for Kirkland City Council, Position 5.
Black is the Clear Choice for Kirkland City Council, Pos 5 | The Progressive Voters Guide 2019 (Kirkland)
Neal Black is the clear choice for Kirkland City Council, Position 5.