Category Archives: King County

Seatax fatigue may affect Sammamish tax need

Sound Transit 3 would not have passed without an overwhelming Yes vote from Seattle. The tax hike still is reverberating. (Sammamish voted 52%-48% against this new tax.) Dow Constantine, King County Executive headquartered in Seattle, proposes a $469m countywide tax … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Candidates emerge for likely County Council run, 45th State Senate

Tom Vance, who was defeated in November 2015 in his reelection bid for the Sammamish City Council, is gearing up to run against King County Council Member Kathy Lambert, say people familiar with the situation. Vance has been soliciting endorsements … Continue reading

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County’s Lambert sees progress on Trail issues in Sammamish

King County Parks has analyzed all the reported conflicts in East Lake Sammamish Trail (ELST) Section 2B and is working on solutions, King County Council Member Kathy Lambert tells Sammamish Comment. In an interview March 16, Lambert said the County … 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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