Category Archives: King County

King County sues Sammamish again over Lake Trail

King County filed a new lawsuit June 14 against Sammamish over the long-running legal battle over development of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. This time, it’s over Sammamish’s threat to block construction at two trail/road intersections in the Southern portion … Continue reading

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Outraged, shocked, surprised about Sammamish cooking the books on concurrency? I’m not.

The City Council meeting tonight at 6:30p will undoubtedly discuss the Mullor Study. The study may be accessed here. Commentary By Scott Hamilton The news yesterday that Sammamish has been using outdated traffic counts, mostly from 2012 but some from … Continue reading

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Sammamish manipulates traffic counts to approve development, study charges

Update,  June 6: The City Council meets tonight and this topic will come up. The meeting begins at 6:30pm at City Hall; Public Comment is scheduled about 7:25pm. Mullor’s study may be accessed here. Original post, June 5: Sammamish manipulated … Continue reading

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County, State, water district elections for Sammamish

Filings for candidates for the November election ended Friday. There are races other than those for Sammamish City Council of local interest. King County Council As expected, incumbent Kathy Lambert filed for reelection to the District 3 seat of the … Continue reading

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13 candidates seek 4 Sammamish City Council positions

Thirteen candidates filed for four positions on the Sammamish City Council, the most since 1999 when 40 people filed for seven positions for the first Council.   This means there will be primary races in the August election for each … 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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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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