Category Archives: City Council

Valderrama, Howard sought a Developer Agreement with STCA without council authorization

Sammamish City Council Member Ramiro Valderrama and City Manager Lyman Howard last year wanted to negotiate a Developer Agreement with Town Center developer STCA, without the required council approval, Sammamish Comment learned. The revelation is in an email (click to … Continue reading

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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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New traffic concurrency model ignores congestion; city council caves to staff

By Miki Mullor Deputy Editor Sammamish drivers hoped for traffic congestion relief when the City Council adopted an emergency building moratorium last year in order to take time to fix the traffic concurrency model. What they are going to get … Continue reading

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City’s new concurrency plan doesn’t measure congestion, overall travel time

By Miki Mullor Deputy Editor A new traffic concurrency plan for Sammamish appears unlikely to meet the Sammamish City Council target date to lift the building moratorium in July, despite six months of staff and consultant work and expenditures of … 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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