Tag Archives: Ben Yacizi

Forgetting who you’re serving at the Sammamish City Council

All too often, elected officials forget who they were elected to serve. This unfortunately is the case with some on the Sammamish City Council. During the course of this year, Sammamish Comment chronicled a number of important issues in which the … Continue reading

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Sammamish needs to open up with transparency on TIP; there’s a “now you see it, now you don’t” show happening

Sammamish officials have a serious transparency and credibility problem. The side-by-side comparison of the 2014 and 2016 Six Year Transportation Improvement Plans (TIPs) shows what appears to be creative “book keeping” to present a financial picture that is rosy when … Continue reading

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City shifts $23m from City Roads to Klahanie project–but had vowed not to affect legacy Sammamish

When Sammamish officials in the summer of 2014 lopped around $19m off its 2015 Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan from four long-standing road projects, they had already pledged to improve and widen Issaquah-Fall City Road along the entire length of … Continue reading

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City may discuss Transportation TIP funding–after the election

The Sammamish City Council may discuss the controversial Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), but not until after the November election, Sammamish Comment has learned. City Manager Ben Yacizi wrote Council Member Nancy Whitten on Aug. 5 that a budget … Continue reading

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Vance, Huckabay criticized over Comp Plan maneuvers

The leadership of the Sammamish City Council was criticized by one of its own July 21 over their refusal to delay approval of the Comprehensive Plan when the final, 250-page version was presented by staff the day before adoption was … Continue reading

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City blocks environmental report in land use appeal

Appellants planned to use report in Conner-Jarvis case. Conflict of interest with City contract cited. Same environmental consultant allowed for applicant in Chestnut Estates West case. Conner-Jarvis appellant charged City would withdraw traffic mitigation plans if project appealed. Similar neighborhood … Continue reading

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Sammamish acknowledges County appeal on Lake Trail, ignores citizens’ appeals in statement

Sammamish issued this statement at 5pm Friday, after Sammamish Comment reported on Thursday three appeals had been filed against its permit issued to King County for development of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. City Manager Ben Yacizi didn’t mention two … Continue reading

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