Category Archives: City Staff

Emergency manager starts today

Sammamish’s first emergency manager begins work today, marking a major milestone for the City in emergency planning. Andrew Stevens comes from a similar position in California.

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Mixed results for Sammamish in resident survey

Sammamish residents overwhelmingly like living here, say it’s a good place to raise children and provides good customer service. But only 46% believe the City is going in the “right direction,” only 58% have confidence in the City government, just … Continue reading

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Issaquah-Fall City Road cost jumps 36% over pre-annexation estimate

The construction cost of Issaquah-Fall City Road (IFC) improvements quietly has gone up by 36%. Or has it? The March Sammamish City Newsletter’s page 1 article updating the plans to widen Issaquah-Fall City Road is the following, opening paragraph: “When … Continue reading

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County’s Lambert sees progress on Trail issues in Sammamish

King County Parks has analyzed all the reported conflicts in East Lake Sammamish Trail (ELST) Section 2B and is working on solutions, King County Council Member Kathy Lambert tells Sammamish Comment. In an interview March 16, Lambert said the County … Continue reading

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Little progress between City, County over ELST, but hope continues

Little tangible progress appeared to be the result of a staff-to-staff meeting two weeks ago between King County Parks and Sammamish over the interminable controversy of development of the final segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. But City Manager … Continue reading

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Lake Trail issues remain misunderstood; let’s clear them up

Commentary Reading comments on this blog about the latest East Lake Sammamish Trail events, prompted by a mass email campaign generated by the Cascade Bicycle Club, displays a real lack of understanding about the issues involved. The emails created by … Continue reading

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A for Effort on Retreat livestreaming; transparency needs work

Commentary Sammamish’s last minute decision to livestream its annual retreat, a first for the city and believed to be a first for any jurisdiction in the area, was an admirable step in the right direction. It represented a quest for … Continue reading

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