WSTC preparing for toll rate increases and holds local meeting in Lakewood next week

OLYMPIA – In response to reduced revenues due to a drop in travel during the pandemic, theWashington State Transportation Commission will conduct a work session next week as it prepares toincrease toll rates this summer on the State Route 520 bridge and other tolled facilities. Thecommission will also host a … Continue reading

WSTC to discuss the nexus of clean fuels and transportation

OLYMPIA – The relationship between green energy and transportation will be explored at the Washington State Transportation Commission’s March meeting. As the adoption of electric vehicles grows, centralizing EV charging within multimodal transportation hubs will be a dramatic, technology-driven transformation for transportation – and one that few state and local governments are prepared for. Continue reading

Governor fills open seat on State Transportation Commission

Washington State Transportation Commission – NEWS Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2018 Contact:  Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070 OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee recently appointed James (Jim) A. Restucci, Sunnyside, to fill an open seat on … Continue reading

Local mayors tapped to represent interests of cities

The members of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) last month voted Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci as its new vice president and Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez as the fourth district representative. The association is an organization originally created about 70 years ago, said Restucci. It was formed when prohibition ended … Continue reading

People For People Celebrates 50 Years

Most of you know that since my election in 2004, I have been asked to serve on a number of boards and commissions.  One of those organizations is People For People (PFP).  PFP is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization committed to serving people throughout (Central And Southcentral) Washington State since 1965. … Continue reading

Downtown Sunnyside facelift nearly done; new sidewalks, trees, lights

So pleased with the way the downtown turned out.  Especially proud of how the citizens of Sunnyside dealt with the construction.  Also, a special thanks to my fellow colleagues on the Sunnyside City Council both present and past.  This has been a long time coming and as mayor I couldn’t … Continue reading

New American Legion office in Sunnyside will be used to help process vets’ service claims

With the donation of a new computer, printer and office space, Sunnyside American Legion Post #73 is ready to begin processing local veterans’ service claims from a new downtown Sunnyside location. According to Post Commander Troy Monholland, the equipment was donated to the post by Benton REA, the state American … Continue reading