Tag Archives: Laura Philpot

Senior staff exodus at Sammamish

Another long-time staff member has resigned from the City of Sammamish. Evan Maxim, a senior planner, quit to go to work for the City of Mercer Island. He follows recent resignations of Mona Davis and Laura Philpot in the last … Continue reading

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Forgetting who you’re serving at the Sammamish City Council

All too often, elected officials forget who they were elected to serve. This unfortunately is the case with some on the Sammamish City Council. During the course of this year, Sammamish Comment chronicled a number of important issues in which the … Continue reading

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City blocks environmental report in land use appeal

Appellants planned to use report in Conner-Jarvis case. Conflict of interest with City contract cited. Same environmental consultant allowed for applicant in Chestnut Estates West case. Conner-Jarvis appellant charged City would withdraw traffic mitigation plans if project appealed. Similar neighborhood … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding the ELST issues

The Sammamish City Council chamber overflowed into the waiting room and it was standing room only as scores of people got up to testify about King County’s development of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. It’s clear from the comments that … Continue reading

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ELST testimony to City Council tonight–here are some thoughts

We’re just hours away from the Sammamish City Council update by City Staff and the County staff over the pending development of Section 2A (7-11 area to the Issaquah City Limits) of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. In my own … Continue reading

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County, city staff to present to Sammamish City Council on ELST March 3

A top King County Parks official, Kevin Brown, and Laura Philpot, deputy city manager for Sammamish, will present updates to the City Council tomorrow (March 3) on the controversies surrounding the East Lake Sammamish Trail. Focus will be on Section … Continue reading

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County cites “breakdown in internal communications” over ELST plan for Section 2A keeping semi-truck wide design

From tonight’s City Council meeting: City Staff and County Staff are meeting this week. The City Council wants the County to come to the March 3 council meeting to explain themselves. The City Council is hopping mad at the County. … Continue reading

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