Our monthly “Island Links” blog post is a curated list of the previous month’s most notable Mercer Island-related links from around the web. Here are the latest links to catch our eye:
– Local Politics – Who’s running, who’s not? How about you? [Mercer Island Reporter / City of Mercer Island / Mercer Island School District]
- Dan Grausz, who has served for 18 years as City Council member, announced he will not run for re-election.
- Council member Benson Wong will run for a second term on City Council.
- Council member Jeff Sanderson will not run for re-election for City Council.
- A government affairs manager for Expedia, Joy Langley announced that she will run for Mercer Island City Council.
- Are you interested in running for City Council? Attend this Prospective Council Candidates Workshop.
- Board member Dave Myerson will not run for re-election for Mercer Island School Board.
- Are you interested in serving on the Mercer Island School Baord? Learn the details here.
– The I-90 center roadway lanes will permanently close on June 3rd for East Link light rail construction. [MI Weekly]
– Mercer Island Bulldog Lola was named “First Runner Up” in the 38th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest. [KIRO7]
– An update on the Island Crest Park renovation project; the City revised plans after getting a high estimate and will turf the north outfield. [Mercer Island Reporter]
– An architect for Bartell Drugs met with the Design Commission toward determining feasibility for a location in downtown Mercer Island. I followed up with Magellan Architects to learn more, and one of their representatives told me that they would not be moving forward with a location due to zoning restrictions. [Mercer Island Reporter]