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It’s time to approve concurrency plan, lift moratorium

By Scott Hamilton Editor Commentary It’s time to wrap up the Sammamish traffic concurrency plan and move forward. It’s time to lift the building moratorium. The City Council spent a good portion of the meeting last night taking another crack … Continue reading

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Sammamish city council members just screwed their constituents

Editorial The Sammamish City Council members just screwed their constituents. On a 5-2 vote May 15, the council agreed to advance the current proposal for revising the traffic concurrency model. It was a vote that shocked Mayor Christie Malchow and … Continue reading

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Sammamish’s Town Center-concurrency dilemma

By Scott Hamilton Editor The Sammamish City Council faces a complex set of issues interconnecting the Town Center and efforts to revise its traffic concurrency policies. At stake is whether the Town Center proceeds per the 2009 plan adopted by … Continue reading

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Sammamish Comment names Miki Mullor Deputy Editor, effective immediately

Citizen activist Miki Mullor has joined Sammamish Comment as deputy editor, effective immediately. Mullor, a Sammamish resident for 12 years, emerged as a citizen advocate last year when he undertook, at his own expense, an in-depth study of the city’s … Continue reading

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Sammamish City Council evolves into new 4-3 split

This is the inside story about how old alliances on the Sammamish City Council broke down and how new ones have been formed. Analysis If there was any question following the first two or three months of the seating of … Continue reading

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Valderrama’s hypocrisy over Hornish issue

Analysis Sammamish City Council member Ramiro Valderrama displayed hypocrisy last Tuesday in his aggressive attempt to force fellow member Tom Hornish to remain on committees following acceptance of a new job in the private sector. Two years ago, Valderrama sought … Continue reading

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Give Hornish a chance, city attorney advises council

The city council meeting may be viewed here. The discussion begins at 8:30 and continues o 46:30 minutes. It resumes at the 2:11 hour mark for committee assignments. The Sammamish city council should give Tom Hornish up to 90-120 days … Continue reading

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