Tag Archives: Kathy Huckabay

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

Posted in City Council, City Staff, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council takes up 2018 budget tonight–“crossover point” (deficit spending) appears to arrive years early

The long-awaited “crossover point” when deficit spending occurs for the Sammamish city budget—in recent years projected to be early next decade—may be here now. The City Council takes up the budget tonight and a comparison of revised figures by Council … Continue reading

Posted in City Council, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council, Six Year TIP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in City Council, City Staff, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council, Sammamish Comment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

More study about new taxes or budget, service cuts for Sammamish

The day before the State Legislature began to reveal a big property tax hike is coming for education, Sammamish City Council members met with staff in a retreat to examine City finances. The Council met with staff Thursday afternoon and … Continue reading

Posted in City Council, City Staff, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council, Sound Transit, State Legislature | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 Commentary By Scott Hamilton The news yesterday that Sammamish has been using outdated traffic counts, mostly from 2012 but some from … Continue reading

Posted in City Council, King County, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council, Town Center | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in City Council, East Lake Sammamish Trail, King County, Klahanie, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in City Council, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment