Category Archives: Sammamish City Council

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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Karen Moran to seek Council seat

Karen Moran, one of the key people involved in the incorporation of Sammamish, will seek election to the City Council. Moran is currently a commissioner for Sammamish Plateau Water, in mid-term. In a press release, Moran said:

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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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This Gang of 4 deserves thanks

Commentary Four long-time civic leaders in Sammamish decided not to seek reelection the City Council. They deserve the thanks for their community service here, and in the case of one member, her service pre-dating Sammamish. Don Gerend, Bob Keller, Kathy … Continue reading

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Power shift now certain at Sammamish City Council

Analysis With Saturday’s declaration by Sammamish City Council Member Tom Odell that he will not seek reelection in November, this assures a major power shift is coming. Three other incumbents previously said they aren’t running again. They are Mayor Don … Continue reading

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