Tag Archives: Bob Keller

Valderrama’s hypocrisy over Hornish issue

Analysis Sammamish City Council member Ramiro Valderrama displayed hypocrisy last Tuesday in his aggressive attempt to force fellow member Tom Hornish to remain on committees following acceptance of a new job in the private sector. Two years ago, Valderrama sought … Continue reading

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Next to Last meeting for four Council members; reception tonight

Tonight is the next to last meeting for four Sammamish City Council members, who chose to retire rather than seek reelection. Don Gerend is the dean of the Council. He has been on the body since the first Council was … 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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“City Hall will not be the same;” reactions to the emergency building moratorium in Sammamish

The surprise move Tuesday by the Sammamish City Council to adopt an emergency building moratorium was about more than creating a pause to understand how traffic concurrency became an enabler of development rather than a control mechanism. It was a … Continue reading

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The inside story of how traffic and concurrency became “the No. 1 issue in Sammamish:” failure, success of government

Update, July 25, 2017: The reporter for the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter has been transferred to sister papers in the Bothell-Kenmore area. A Special Report This is seven pages when printed. By Scott Hamilton Analysis Traffic and concurrency in Sammamish is a … Continue reading

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City Council, in rebuke of Administration, staff, consultants, votes in-depth review of traffic

“This is the No. 1 priority of Sammamish citizens.”–Tom Hornish. City’s road program has been to “urbanize” streets, not ease congestion. Administration attempted to discredit Mullor study. Mullor credited with starting important conversation by Council Members. In what can only … Continue reading

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Keller is Mayor through the end of the year

Bob Keller has been selected mayor through the end of the year. Don Gerend resigned as mayor, but remains on the City Council, due to personal commitments. Council Member Tom Hornish nominated Ramiro Valderrama for mayor for the sake of … Continue reading

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