Category Archives: City Staff

The strange case of the Larson “investigation”

When Tim Larson, the Sammamish communications manager, was sent home on paid Administrative Leave, his boss, City Manager Lyman Howard wrote in a memo he was under “investigation.” Larson had to make himself available for any questions related to the … Continue reading

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Sammamish’s Tax Day of Reckoning has arrived

The Tax Day of Reckoning for Sammamish has arrived. The City Council tonight may decide whether to adopt a 1% property tax hike, something Councils have avoided for the past eight years. It could even decide to recapture the eight … Continue reading

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In 2006, Sammamish pointed to concurrency to stop growth

As the Sammamish City Council looks at alternatives for traffic concurrency policies to cope with development and growth, Members should revisit a May 2006 statement by the then-City Manager who said concurrency can be used to limit growth. That statement, … Continue reading

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“Sammamish Watch” launched on Facebook

A new watchdog group to follow Sammamish government has been formed by controversial Miki Mullor. Sammamish Watch is a “closed” group for Sammamish residents only (although Sammamish Comment, written from Bainbridge Island, was invited to join). The Watch’s tag line is “Fighting for … Continue reading

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“City Hall will not be the same;” reactions to the emergency building moratorium in Sammamish

The surprise move Tuesday by the Sammamish City Council to adopt an emergency building moratorium was about more than creating a pause to understand how traffic concurrency became an enabler of development rather than a control mechanism. It was a … Continue reading

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Larson resigns as Sammamish Communications Manager, was under investigation

Tim Larson, the Sammamish Communications Manager, resigned today, three Council Members confirmed to Sammamish Comment. He had been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 24, under investigation for reason(s) that have not been revealed.

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Council returns Sept. 5 to take up traffic, concurrency

This is six pages when printed. The Sammamish City Council returns Sept. 5 from its August recess with traffic and concurrency the No. 1 priority and the No. 1 item on the agenda. City Manager Lyman Howard will present a … Continue reading

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