Category Archives: Government

Writer wanted for Sammamish Comment

Sammamish Comment is looking for a writer to help cover this year’s City Council elections and other issues. With four Council Members out of seven retiring, this year’s election is guaranteed to see a power shift in the Council that could … Continue reading

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Forgetting who you’re serving at the Sammamish City Council

All too often, elected officials forget who they were elected to serve. This unfortunately is the case with some on the Sammamish City Council. During the course of this year, Sammamish Comment chronicled a number of important issues in which the … Continue reading

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Standing up to government and for the citizens; or standing up for the status quo

The Sammamish City Council election this year has a number of issues before voters. One of the key issues is not about roads or trees or parks or finances. It’s about a philosophy of government. It’s about standing up to the … Continue reading

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Election Night: Legislative Races of interest to Sammamish

Here are Election Night results for the 41st and 45th Legislative Districts. The 41st covers the south half of Sammamish and the 45th the north half. The 5th LD used to cover all but eight Sammamish precincts, but redistricting removed … Continue reading

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It’s all over; losers concede to winners

It’s done: the concessions have been given. Tom Vance, Ramiro Valderrama and Nancy Whitten are the winners (though there has been no doubt since Election Night). The Sammamish Patch has now weighed in and declared them winners. So how does … Continue reading

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Protecting neighborhoods and televising more meetings

Sammamish has a major controversy over whether to remove barriers to increase traffic connectivity. Among the concerns neighborhoods have in removing barriers are speeding cars. Here’s one solution. Sammamish has decided to start televising planning commission and city council workshop … Continue reading

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Council to decide on 2m sf Town Center request Feb. 16

The City Council is scheduled to decide this Tuesday, February 16, on whether to grant a Docket Application to amend the Comprehensive Plan to provide for 2 million square feet of commercial space and a 20% increase in residential zoning … Continue reading

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