December 27, 2007 note: i'm deleting the voters data on this page. it takes too much megabytes.
The City of Mercer Island was incorporated in 1960. It remained separate from the Town of
Mercer Island (which occupied the area now in the central business district) until July 1970.
The City operates under the council/manager form of government. The City Council is composed
of seven members who are elected at large and serve four-year terms. A Mayor is elected for a
term of two years from among the Council Members. To provide the administrative function, the
City Council appoints a City Manager, who is responsible for coordinating all day-to-day
operations and administration.
The City provides general governmental services including public safety, (the City contracts with
outside agencies for emergency medical services), street and trails maintenance, utilities
maintenance, parks and recreation activities, public improvements, planning and zoning, and
youth and family support services. To carry out these activities, the City is organized into eight
departments and 10 boards and commissions. The City also began operating its own Municipal
Court in 2005.
The City has enjoyed a strong financial position for the past 10 years. Property taxes have been
received at predicted levels. Property taxes due to new construction have run ahead of
anticipated levels. The City’s expenditures are budgeted on a biennial basis. Budgeted
expenditures for 2005 and 2006 were approximately $36 million and $40 million, respectively.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
I made a freedom of information request to the City of Mercer Island for "access to and a copy of the names and salaries of the employees of the City of Mercer Island." Ali Spietz (deputy city clerk) and Wayne Stewart (assistant city attorney) wrote back to me stating that "the City of Mercer Island does not maintain a list of employee names and their related salaries." I then e-mailed some Mercer Island council members
Sven Goldmanis ( email@example.com),
Jim Pearman ( firstname.lastname@example.org), and
Susan Blake ( email@example.com) and
Mercer Island newspaper reporters Stephen Weigand ( firstname.lastname@example.org),
and DeAnne Rossetti ( email@example.com) about the apparent lack of names of Mercer Island city employees. Sven Goldmanis responded that "everythings OK", and there was no response from the newspaper people. (pop 22,036)(?? employees)(17,507 registered voters)
The City of Mercer Island said that they do not "maintain a list of employee names and their related salaries."
I have gotten and uploaded the Mercer Island assessors property list .7mg.(8,475 property owners)
I was able to get a Mercer Island school district employees list..(479 employees)
I was able to get a voters registration list 3mg (17,507 registered voters)
Back to the 2011 or 2009 or 2007 or 2005 or 2003 or 2001 or 1999 or 1997 or 1995 or lbloom.net State of Washington Employees Salaries List
Back to the 2005 King County Assessors property list and valuations.
Back to the 2003 King County Assessors property list and valuations.
Name search of King County voters and their addresses
Name search of King County deeds, marriage/birth/death certificates, liens, easements, power of attorneys, ect...,
Name search of King County Superior Court filings, Criminal, Civil, Domestic, Juvenile Offender, and Probate/Guardianship
Name search King county jail inmates. or King county restuarant inspections King county map/parcel search
December 27, 2007 note: i'm deleting this page, it takes too much megabytes.
By clicking on the rainbow colored square icon, you can see information about the people who look at these webpages. These statistics report meters are free to anybody.
Clicking on the above picture will take you to a page about the webmaster.
A freedom of information letter template is at http://www.splc.org/foiletter.asp
Washington State newspapers have detailed information about access to public records at http://www.openwashington.com/
Here's information on Washington State websites about counties, ports, school districts, cities, ect...
In Nov 2002, the Wa St Court of Appeals, ruled that government employees names cannot be kept secret.