Category Archives: Community Center

Sammamish finance retreat Thursday to ponder whether new taxes needed

The Sammamish City Council will hold a five-hour financial “retreat” Thursday at City Hall to determine whether the City’s financial condition is sound enough to avoid a tax hike, new taxes or new debt. The meeting begins at 2pm. Sammamish … Continue reading

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New battle brewing over Ebright Creek development

A tiny, two-home short plat is at the heart of what’s likely to be another appeal to protect environmentally sensitive Ebright Creek. The Sammamish City Staff Monday approved development “to subdivide one parcel comprising approximately 2.97 acres into two single-family … Continue reading

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“Greenwashing” in Sammamish: A Special Report

Greenwashing (a compound word modeled on “whitewash”), or “green sheen,” is a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that an organization’s products, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.–Wikipedia. Since … Continue reading

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Yacizi resigns, effective in February; legacy positive despite controversies

Ben Yacizi has resigned as Sammamish City Manager, effective in February. Yacizi has been City Manager for nearly all of our existence after incorporation in 1999. He became City Manager in January 2001. Having served on City commissions for 8 … Continue reading

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Sammamish taxpayers, beware: More than $100 million in spending on the way and climbing

Community Center: $35 million and probably more. Developing the former YMCA property next to Pine Lake School, at a cost of $15 million proposed in the park plan. Sahalee Road improvements at an unidentified cost, but probably in the low … Continue reading

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Highest cost estimate on Community Center a big concern

The news that the proposed Sammamish/YMCA community center is already $4m over the price presented to voters is a real concern. With only 30 percent of the project designed, city officials hope that when 60% is designed, costs will be … Continue reading

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Community Center already over budget: first estimate

The Sammamish Community Center is already $2 million over budget, according to the first estimate to come into the City. Voters approved a $30 million project in an advisory vote last November. The Sammamish Review revealed the overage in its … Continue reading

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