Category Archives: Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District

King County nears adoption of “unlawful,” “secret” tax

Fees on utilities will be passed on to consumers Affects only those in unincorporated King County Adds up to $300 per year to utility bills. County Council, staff action done “below the radar.” Final public hearing Dec. 7, followed by … Continue reading

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Valderrama cites fake facts in Town Center moratorium flip-flop

Sammamish City Council Member Ramiro Valderrama, citing what turns out to be a series of unsubstantiated claims, executed a pirouette on his previous vote supporting a moratorium including the Town Center—and went splat. The Town Center was exempted from the … Continue reading

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Primary precinct voting analysis for Sammamish

The precinct analysis of the August 1 primary in Sammamish yielded few surprises, but it gives the City its first look at how the Greater Klahanie area votes. Klahanie was annexed into Sammamish in January 2015, but the City Council … Continue reading

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County, State, water district elections for Sammamish

Filings for candidates for the November election ended Friday. There are races other than those for Sammamish City Council of local interest. King County Council As expected, incumbent Kathy Lambert filed for reelection to the District 3 seat of the … Continue reading

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New taxes, debt appear inevitable in Sammamish

  Sammamish cash coffers will decline by 73% during the next two years, from $62m to $17m, as expenditures exceed revenues in the 2017-18 budget. With major road projects being considered, and even without them, new taxes and/or debt seems … Continue reading

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Looking ahead in Sammamish for 2017, Part 2

The Sammamish City Council faces several key issues ahead this year. Many will be discussed at the annual retreat Jan. 19-21 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. It’s open to the public. Here, in alphabetical order, is a list of … Continue reading

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Oh woe is us, election season is just beginning again

Sammamish: the year ahead, Part 1 And you thought the election season was over. This is a new year and a new election season. Sammamish Four City Council seats are up for election in November. It’s widely assumed that at … Continue reading

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