Category Archives: City Staff

“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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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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