Tag Archives: Christie Malchow

Keller for mayor, Malchow for deputy mayor

With Don Gerend planning to step down in July as Sammamish mayor, due to personal business reasons, the City Council must select a new mayor the next meeting. Gerend will remain on the Council as a member retaining a vote … Continue reading

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Power shift now certain at Sammamish City Council

Analysis With Saturday’s declaration by Sammamish City Council Member Tom Odell that he will not seek reelection in November, this assures a major power shift is coming. Three other incumbents previously said they aren’t running again. They are Mayor Don … 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 Council inundated by Cascade Bicycle Club campaign on ELST

Sammamish officials faced an onslaught of bicyclists last month in a coordinated, mass-attack email campaign urging them to approve the development permits for Section 2B of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. City Council members were inundated with emails that said … 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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Fiscal irresponsibility at Sammamish City Hall

Commentary As the Sammamish City Council heads into its retreat tomorrow evening, there is one topic that will get short shrift: the City’s finances. In Monday’s Sammamish Comment post, I outlined the City’s own 2017-2018 budget that has a 73% … Continue reading

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A big win for citizens, transparency: Sammamish to live stream its retreat

Update: Here’s the City’s email announcement: Although there may be some technical obstacles to overcome, the city is planning to livestream the City Council retreat this weekend. If everything works, residents will be able to watch the proceedings from 7:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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