Tag Archives: Don Gerend

Sammamish’s Tax Day of Reckoning has arrived

The Tax Day of Reckoning for Sammamish has arrived. The City Council tonight may decide whether to adopt a 1% property tax hike, something Councils have avoided for the past eight years. It could even decide to recapture the eight … Continue reading

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City Council candidates vow no tax hike but endorse new spending anyway

All eight candidates for Sammamish City Council vowed last night that they would not raise taxes, but nonetheless most of them endorsed a host of new spending programs. A few expressed fiscal caution about new programs and only one called … 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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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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Outraged, shocked, surprised about Sammamish cooking the books on concurrency? I’m not.

The City Council meeting tonight at 6:30p will undoubtedly discuss the Mullor Study. The study may be accessed here. Commentary By Scott Hamilton The news yesterday that Sammamish has been using outdated traffic counts, mostly from 2012 but some from … Continue reading

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13 candidates seek 4 Sammamish City Council positions

Thirteen candidates filed for four positions on the Sammamish City Council, the most since 1999 when 40 people filed for seven positions for the first Council.   This means there will be primary races in the August election for each … Continue reading

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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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