Category Archives: Issaquah

Two years later, Sammamish fixing 228th stop lights

Nearly two years after turning on the “Intelligence Transportation System” stop lights on 228th Ave. from one end of the City to the other, Sammamish is finally fixing it. The ITS is intended to coordinate lights on 228th to give … Continue reading

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Appeal victory seminal moment for Sammamish Heritage Society

The victory last week by the Sammamish Heritage Society in its appeal of an Issaquah decision to allow demolition of buildings at the Lutheran church property on the Providence Heights campus off 228th Ave. is a seminal moment for the … 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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Ex-Mayor Vance to oppose County Council Member Lambert

Former Sammamish Mayor Tom Vance yesterday filed with the State Public Disclosure Commission to run against incumbent Kathy Lambert, King County Council member of District 3, which includes Sammamish and Issaquah. Sammamish Comment revealed March 20 Vance was trying to … Continue reading

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Mixed results for Sammamish in resident survey

Sammamish residents overwhelmingly like living here, say it’s a good place to raise children and provides good customer service. But only 46% believe the City is going in the “right direction,” only 58% have confidence in the City government, just … Continue reading

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Issaquah-Fall City Road cost jumps 36% over pre-annexation estimate

The construction cost of Issaquah-Fall City Road (IFC) improvements quietly has gone up by 36%. Or has it? The March Sammamish City Newsletter’s page 1 article updating the plans to widen Issaquah-Fall City Road is the following, opening paragraph: “When … Continue reading

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Little progress between City, County over ELST, but hope continues

Little tangible progress appeared to be the result of a staff-to-staff meeting two weeks ago between King County Parks and Sammamish over the interminable controversy of development of the final segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. But City Manager … Continue reading

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