Category Archives: City Staff

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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The inside story of how traffic and concurrency became “the No. 1 issue in Sammamish:” failure, success of government

Update, July 25, 2017: The reporter for the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter has been transferred to sister papers in the Bothell-Kenmore area. A Special Report This is seven pages when printed. By Scott Hamilton Analysis Traffic and concurrency in Sammamish is a … Continue reading

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City Council, in rebuke of Administration, staff, consultants, votes in-depth review of traffic

“This is the No. 1 priority of Sammamish citizens.”–Tom Hornish. City’s road program has been to “urbanize” streets, not ease congestion. Administration attempted to discredit Mullor study. Mullor credited with starting important conversation by Council Members. In what can only … Continue reading

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Good candidates, good answers, rookie mistakes

Sammamish Comment recommendations for City Council candidates to advance to the November general election begins tomorrow. A full report of the Candidates Forum is in the next post, below. Commentary Sammamish residents have an unusually good set of candidates this … Continue reading

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GMA nuanced in development control, says City staff

The special study session on Sammamish transportation concurrency and traffic issues continues at the City Council meeting today. This begins at a special time, 4:30pm, to about 6:30pm. It will be televised by Comcast 21 and webcast on the City … Continue reading

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More study about new taxes or budget, service cuts for Sammamish

The day before the State Legislature began to reveal a big property tax hike is coming for education, Sammamish City Council members met with staff in a retreat to examine City finances. The Council met with staff Thursday afternoon and … Continue reading

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Sammamish Transportation Plan balloons to $165m; Klahanie project now $45m

The new Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan approved by the Sammamish City Council Tuesday boosts projects costs to $165.36m. This figure includes the cost of the projects that start within the six-year TIP period but continue beyond into a date not … Continue reading

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