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Funding for roads used for other priorities, wrote former Public Works director

City Council Member Tom Odell is on the record—several times—that Sammamish neglected its road infrastructure for 10 years. Charts and graphs below tell the depressing story. “[F]unding that could have been used for transportation capital projects was used for other … Continue reading

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Council takes up 2018 budget tonight–“crossover point” (deficit spending) appears to arrive years early

The long-awaited “crossover point” when deficit spending occurs for the Sammamish city budget—in recent years projected to be early next decade—may be here now. The City Council takes up the budget tonight and a comparison of revised figures by Council … Continue reading

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In 2006, Sammamish pointed to concurrency to stop growth

As the Sammamish City Council looks at alternatives for traffic concurrency policies to cope with development and growth, Members should revisit a May 2006 statement by the then-City Manager who said concurrency can be used to limit growth. That statement, … Continue reading

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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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