Category Archives: Sammamish Comment

Sammamish Council retreat to be held in Sammamish for first time

The annual Sammamish City Council will be held in Sammamish for the first time in the City’s history. The retreat, which will be Jan. 18-20 at the Plateau Club, is where the City Council and staff set policy for the … Continue reading

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The strange case of the Larson “investigation”

When Tim Larson, the Sammamish communications manager, was sent home on paid Administrative Leave, his boss, City Manager Lyman Howard wrote in a memo he was under “investigation.” Larson had to make himself available for any questions related to the … Continue reading

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Why the Town Center is needed

The Sammamish Town Center plan was about seven years in the making, controversial throughout. Then development was held up by the 2008 Great Recession. Ground was finally broken in 2015. The first store, Metropolitan Market, opened this year. And now … Continue reading

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Sammamish Comment continues on limited basis

By Scott Hamilton Sammamish Comment will continue publishing past Dec. 31, but on a limited basis. In August 2016, I announced that my wife and I moved to Bainbridge Island after 20 years in Sammamish and that I would continue … Continue reading

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Stuart sweeps all 61 precincts for Position 7: analysis

Pam Stuart won a thumping victory for Sammamish City Council Position 7, sweeping all 61 precincts and adding almost 11 percentage points to her primary victory. Stuart last August garnered 52.45% of the vote. She took 63.35% of the vote … Continue reading

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Ross pick-up in general election less than expected: analysis

Chris Ross, the winner for Sammamish City Council Position 5 in the Nov. 7 election, picked up less than 6 percentage points to add to his primary showing of 47%. Ross won 52.7% of the vote in November. Rituja Indapure, … Continue reading

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Moran won over Ghassemieh voters in Position 3 race: analysis

Karen Moran won over voters in the Nov. 7 general election who favored Minal Ghassemieh in the August primary for Sammamish City Council Position 3, a precinct analysis shows. Moran led second place Karen Howe in the primary by just … Continue reading

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