Category Archives: Sammamish City Council

All or nothing

Commentary By Scott Hamilton At yet another meeting, the Sammamish City Council was consumed by the traffic concurrency-driven building moratorium. In a surprise move, Deputy Mayor Karen Moran moved to lift the moratorium for the Town Center and for short … Continue reading

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City council in chaos

In a wild and chaotic meeting Tuesday, dealing with the city manager’s position, concurrency and development the Town Center, it became clear the business of Sammamish is done behind closed doors and that developers’ influence is running strong.   For … Continue reading

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Sammamish city council descends into dysfunction, paralysis

By Scott Hamilton Commentary The Sammamish City Council hardly distinguished itself Tuesday night, descending into full-fledged dysfunction, paralysis and open warfare. The issues: concurrency and the building moratorium. It was often an embarrassing display and overall, the council as a … Continue reading

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Concurrency approval, lifting building moratorium now targeted for September

The building moratorium in Sammamish won’t be lifted next week. In a sometimes-heated meeting, the city council on a 4-3 vote adopted an amendment offered by Deputy Mayor Karen Moran to add some capacity-based measurements to the Level of Service … Continue reading

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Council tables contract for interim city manager

The Sammamish City Council tabled for one week a contract to hire an interim city manager. The move came without comment or debate, following a four hour executive session, called to interview candidates for a public employee position and to … Continue reading

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Just how cozy is the city with STCA?

Editorial Just how cozy is Town Center developer STCA with the Sammamish city administration? Sammamish Comment has been reporting aspects of the relationship between the developer, administration and certain members of the city council for more than a year. Now, … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Sammamish prepared to award contract for new, interim city manager

The Sammamish City Council is prepared to award a contract Monday, at a special council meeting, for an interim city manager. This follows an executive session at the start of the meeting “to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for … Continue reading

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