The public is invited to attend the kickoff for construction of the Sammamish Park & Ride, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at 228th Avenue Southeast and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road.

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The public is invited to attend the kickoff for construction of the Sammamish Park & Ride, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at 228th Avenue Southeast and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road.


The new lot will add 265 parking stalls to the Eastside, where park-and-ride lots frequently fill during commute hours. The $7.7 million project, a combination of Sound Transit, King County Metro and the city of Sammamish, is expected to be completed in the spring.

Issaquah

ACLU expects


sex-offender ruling


The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington said it expects a ruling today from a King County Superior Court judge on a temporary restraining order that, if approved, would block the city of Issaquah from enforcing an ordinance restricting where sex offenders can live.


The national civil-rights advocacy group filed suit in Superior Court last week on behalf of Level 3 sex offender Kyle Lewis, 28, and his mother, Mary Lou Lewis — who owns the house he lives in — saying the Issaquah ordinance “wrongfully imposes additional punishment” on sex offenders who have already served their time.


The ACLU is seeking a preliminary injunction barring the city from enforcing the ordinance. That won’t be heard in court until Sept. 23, though, which caused the ACLU to seek the temporary restraining order barring the city from evicting the sex offenders.


Unless the city receives a court order, it will start enforcing the law today, said City Attorney Wayne Tanaka.


Lewis and his roommate, John Weber, a Level 2 sex offender, moved to the city in June. Community anger prompted the City Council to pass a law limiting where sex offenders could live. Property owners who rent or lease to sex offenders in restricted areas could also face penalties.


One day after the vote, the city sent zoning-violation letters to Lewis, his mother and Weber.


Level 3 designates those considered at highest risk to reoffend; Level 2 designates a moderate risk of reoffending.


Redmond

Surplus sale


for offices, holidays


Bookshelves, office chairs and a menagerie of motorized elves and animals are among the items that will be for sale at Redmond’s surplus-equipment and holiday-animation sale tomorrow at Sammamish River Business Park, 15513 N.E. 90th Street in Redmond.


The event is hosted by Redmond’s finance and parks-and-recreation departments. Items are to be priced at fair-market value and must be paid for in cash.


The surplus sale will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the animation sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A list of surplus items is available at www.redmond.gov beneath the “New In Redmond” heading.

Kirkland

Volunteers sought


to write pamphlet


The Houghton Community Council seeks citizens to prepare voters-pamphlet statements for and against a ballot measure that will determine whether the Houghton Community Municipal Corp. should continue to exist for four more years.


Two three-member argument committees will be formed to prepare arguments, which will be limited to 200 words and must be submitted to King County Elections no later than 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27.


Contact the Kirkland city clerk’s office at 425-587-3190 by 4:30 p.m. tomorrow to volunteer or get more information.


Seattle Times Eastside bureau