Category Archives: Sammamish Comment

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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Odell won’t seek a third term

Sammamish City Council Member Tom Odell won’t seek a third term this fall, he announced Saturday. In an email Odell sent to The Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter and to Sammamish Comment, Odell prefaced his announcement with, “Despite the fact this is April … Continue reading

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Issaquah-Fall City Road cost jumps 36% over pre-annexation estimate

The construction cost of Issaquah-Fall City Road (IFC) improvements quietly has gone up by 36%. Or has it? The March Sammamish City Newsletter’s page 1 article updating the plans to widen Issaquah-Fall City Road is the following, opening paragraph: “When … Continue reading

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Little progress between City, County over ELST, but hope continues

Little tangible progress appeared to be the result of a staff-to-staff meeting two weeks ago between King County Parks and Sammamish over the interminable controversy of development of the final segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. But City Manager … Continue reading

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First candidates emerge for City Council, 45th State Senate seats

We’re only two months into 2017 and already some names are emerging for the November 7 off-year election. City and County council races occur this year. A special election for the 45th State Senate seat, which includes the north end … Continue reading

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History of Sammamish resumes today

Sammamish Comment today resumes its occasional series that is loosely called The History of Sammamish (According to Scott). This is principally based on recollection and first-hand accounts of The Comment’s founder and editor, Scott Hamilton. Hamilton was involved in the … Continue reading

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