Tag Archives: Ben Yazici

Seatax fatigue may affect Sammamish tax need

Sound Transit 3 would not have passed without an overwhelming Yes vote from Seattle. The tax hike still is reverberating. (Sammamish voted 52%-48% against this new tax.) Dow Constantine, King County Executive headquartered in Seattle, proposes a $469m countywide tax … 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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Sammamish hires full-time emergency management director

Sammamish has hired its first emergency preparedness director. Andrew Stevens, the emergency manager of Downey (CA), starts work April 17. He holds the same position in Downey (CA). “I’m very pleased that we were able to attract and hire Andrew … Continue reading

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Sammamish electeds have history of using private email accounts

Special Report: (10 pages when printed.) Council Members routinely used private email accounts for City-related business. Expansive Public Records Request during 2015 Council elections brought issue to fore. One Council Member, acting as a private citizen, demanded emails on private … Continue reading

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Endorsements in the 5th Legislative District: Mullet, Ritchie, Graves

Sammamish is covered in part by three districts in the Washington State Legislature: the 5th, 41st and 45th. Endorsements today are the for 5th. The 41st will be listed tomorrow. The 45th will be on Monday. An endorsement in the … Continue reading

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Sammamish unprepared for disaster, says city consultant

When it comes to disaster preparedness, Sammamish is unprepared. This is the conclusion of a consultant hired by the City to assess its emergency management planning. The results, first revealed to the City’s Public Safety Committee June 22, paints an … Continue reading

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Sammamish disaster planning “not enough,” says City Manager

June 23, 2016: Sammamish participation in the Cascadia Rising earthquake drill this month was labeled a success, but City Manager Lyman Howard acknowledged the level and scope of participation wasn’t enough. Lyman made his remarks in an interview last week … Continue reading

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