Category Archives: State Legislature

More study about new taxes or budget, service cuts for Sammamish

The day before the State Legislature began to reveal a big property tax hike is coming for education, Sammamish City Council members met with staff in a retreat to examine City finances. The Council met with staff Thursday afternoon and … Continue reading

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8th candidate files for Sammamish council

The eighth candidate for Sammamish City Council filed today. Melanie L. Curtright, 57, of the Hampton Woods neighborhood in the North end of the city, filed for Position 7. John Robinson and Pamela Stuart previously filed for this position. If … Continue reading

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Candidate deadline May 19 for Sammamish City Council, others/Update

Friday, May 19, is the final day for filing as a candidate for Sammamish City Council and other positions in this off-year election. Filing begins on Monday, May 15. Four seats in Sammamish are up for election, and each incumbent … Continue reading

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Sammamish defeats ST3, Rodne in final vote count

Sammamish voters defeated Sound Transit 3, an analysis of the final precinct vote results revealed. This mirrors the trend at the mid-point in the vote counting. ST3 was narrowly defeated, 51.2% to 48.8%, about the same as the mid-point analysis, … Continue reading

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Transparency (or the lack of it), the evolving Sammamish City Newsletter and taxpayer dollars

The August Sammamish City Newsletter contained a front page article about the state of the City’s finances and the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This was followed on the next page by the Mayor’s Message, in this case from … Continue reading

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Sammamish City engages in underhanded tactic over Klahanie

The City of Sammamish, which wants the proposed annexation of the Klahanie Potential Annexation Area by Issaquah, defeated in Tuesday’s vote (Feb. 11), engaged in an underhanded tactic aimed at only the Klahanie vote–a discriminatory effort that I wonder whether … Continue reading

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Election Night: Legislative Races of interest to Sammamish

Here are Election Night results for the 41st and 45th Legislative Districts. The 41st covers the south half of Sammamish and the 45th the north half. The 5th LD used to cover all but eight Sammamish precincts, but redistricting removed … Continue reading

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