Tag Archives: Lyman Howard

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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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

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“City Hall will not be the same;” reactions to the emergency building moratorium in Sammamish

The surprise move Tuesday by the Sammamish City Council to adopt an emergency building moratorium was about more than creating a pause to understand how traffic concurrency became an enabler of development rather than a control mechanism. It was a … Continue reading

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Council returns Sept. 5 to take up traffic, concurrency

This is six pages when printed. The Sammamish City Council returns Sept. 5 from its August recess with traffic and concurrency the No. 1 priority and the No. 1 item on the agenda. City Manager Lyman Howard will present a … 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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City Council, in rebuke of Administration, staff, consultants, votes in-depth review of traffic

“This is the No. 1 priority of Sammamish citizens.”–Tom Hornish. City’s road program has been to “urbanize” streets, not ease congestion. Administration attempted to discredit Mullor study. Mullor credited with starting important conversation by Council Members. In what can only … Continue reading

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City manager says Mullor inaccurate, “deeply offensive” with concurrency study

The Sammamish city manager cherry-picked three or four slides out of more than 90 to point to errors to discredit the concurrency study by citizen Miki Mullor. But Lyman Howard didn’t address a key issue Mullor pointed out: that the … Continue reading

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