Tag Archives: Christie Malchow

Setting priorities at the Council retreat

By Christie Malchow Mayor of Sammamish Guest Contributor The Sammamish City Council annually has a retreat in January. Its purpose is multi-faceted, with the goals ranging from generating or affirming Council goals and priorities to agreeing on procedural and structural … Continue reading

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Council may backtrack on local retreat

The Sammamish City Council may backtrack on holding its annual retreat locally. This was the first year in the city’s history that the retreat was held in Sammamish. In the last two years, it was in Tacoma. Previously, it was … Continue reading

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Malchow, Hornish selected as mayor and deputy mayor; new members sworn in

Christie Malchow and Tom Hornish were voted to be mayor and deputy mayor by their fellow council members tonight, at the first meeting of the meeting of the new year. The votes were unanimous. Malchow, who was deputy mayor for … Continue reading

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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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Malchow for mayor, Hornish for deputy mayor

Commentary As the Sammamish City Council prepares to transition next month to the largest makeover in a single year since incorporation, the first order of business after the swearing in of four new council members will be to select a … Continue reading

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Sammamish Council retreat to be held in Sammamish for first time

The annual Sammamish City Council will be held in Sammamish for the first time in the City’s history. The retreat, which will be Jan. 18-20 at the Plateau Club, is where the City Council and staff set policy for the … Continue reading

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The strange case of the Larson “investigation”

When Tim Larson, the Sammamish communications manager, was sent home on paid Administrative Leave, his boss, City Manager Lyman Howard wrote in a memo he was under “investigation.” Larson had to make himself available for any questions related to the … Continue reading

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