Category Archives: Klahanie

Sammamish’s Town Center-concurrency dilemma

By Scott Hamilton Editor The Sammamish City Council faces a complex set of issues interconnecting the Town Center and efforts to revise its traffic concurrency policies. At stake is whether the Town Center proceeds per the 2009 plan adopted by … Continue reading

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Clibborn to retire from State House

State Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-41st) of Mercer Island announced she will retire at the end of this term. Clibborn was first elected in 2002. The 41st includes the southern half of Sammamish roughly along SE 8th St.

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Rodne won’t run for reelection

Lost in all the hoopla over the Legislature’s vote to exempt itself from the Public Records Act and the drama over its repeal, State Rep. Jay Rodne (R-5th) announced Feb. 28 he won’t run for reelection. Rodne vote for the … Continue reading

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Legislators show utter contempt for Sammamish constituents

Sammamish’s representatives, except for one, displayed utter and complete contempt for their constituents last week. State Rep. Paul Grave (R-5th), who represents the greater Klahanie area of Sammamish, was the only one of nine legislators to vote against the measure … Continue reading

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With big advantages, Jason Ritchie nearly sweeps Sammamish precincts: analysis

Jason Ritchie won Position 1 on the Sammamish City Council with 57.1% of the vote. His opponent, Mark Baughman, won just six precincts of 61. The outcome of the Nov. 7 general election could not be predicted because there was … Continue reading

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Sammamish November precinct voting analysis

The certified vote by precinct was released by King County Elections last week. Sammamish has 61 precincts and the November election was the first including the greater Klahanie area as part of Sammamish’s City Council elections. Beginning tomorrow through Friday, … Continue reading

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Funding for roads used for other priorities, wrote former Public Works director

City Council Member Tom Odell is on the record—several times—that Sammamish neglected its road infrastructure for 10 years. Charts and graphs below tell the depressing story. “[F]unding that could have been used for transportation capital projects was used for other … Continue reading

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