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After six years, Chestnut Estates West appeals appear to be nearing end

After six years, the fight over approval of the Chestnut Estates West plat off 212th Ave. and SE 8th St. appears to be over. The Washington Appellate Court denied an appeal by developer Buchan over a Hearing Examiner ruling that … Continue reading

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Lake Trail overhangs Sammamish politics for 20 years

This is about 10 pages when printed. June 5, 2016: Development of the East Lake Sammamish Trail has been an overhang of Sammamish politics for 20 years. It was a dominate factor in the first City Council race 1999 and … Continue reading

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Precinct-by-precinct analysis of Sammamish City Council election

A precinct-by-precinct analysis of the Nov. 3 Sammamish City Council election demonstrates that development concerns and a muffed plan for the Sahalee Way road projects helped lead the way to victory for Christie Malchow and Tom Hornish over Mark Cross … Continue reading

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How Sammamish veterans lost their City Council races

Note: This is 11 pages when printed. How did two veterans of Sammamish public service lose their bids for election to the City Council in the Nov. 3 election to two unknown newcomers to the City? They lost through a … Continue reading

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Variances-R-Us, Part 2: City engineers admitted staff routinely ignored code, relied on unwritten policies

The City Council adopted the [Public Works Standards] by ordinanceā€¦. Thus, the PWS has the force of regulation. When it adopted the PWS, the City Council gave to the Public Works director the authority to administratively amend themā€¦. The record … Continue reading

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City’s Newsletter on growth distorts the facts; Variances-R-Us

The September Sammamish City Newsletter–which has become an electioneering tool for the Nov. 3 ballot at taxpayers’ expense–has one and two-thirds pages devoted to growth issues. Unfortunately, it just flat-out distorts and omits some important facts. In a Q&A format, … Continue reading

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“Greenwashing” in Sammamish: A Special Report

Greenwashing (a compound word modeled on “whitewash”), or “green sheen,” is a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that an organization’s products, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.–Wikipedia. Since … Continue reading

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