Tag Archives: Lyman Howard

City council in chaos

In a wild and chaotic meeting Tuesday, dealing with the city manager’s position, concurrency and development the Town Center, it became clear the business of Sammamish is done behind closed doors and that developers’ influence is running strong.   For … Continue reading

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Council tables contract for interim city manager

The Sammamish City Council tabled for one week a contract to hire an interim city manager. The move came without comment or debate, following a four hour executive session, called to interview candidates for a public employee position and to … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Sammamish prepared to award contract for new, interim city manager

The Sammamish City Council is prepared to award a contract Monday, at a special council meeting, for an interim city manager. This follows an executive session at the start of the meeting “to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for … Continue reading

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It’s about transparency

Editorial It’s about transparency. On Tuesday, Sammamish Comment published a post about Council Member Ramiro Valderrama and City Manager Lyman Howard sending an email to staff, with a CC to the city attorney, to talk about a Developers Agreement with … Continue reading

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Council backed into corner by staff, consultants on traffic, development; no good choices: analysis

By Scott Hamilton Editor Analysis The Sammamish City Council continues to wrestle with the controversial and highly complex topic of traffic concurrency. The council has been backed into a corner by staff, consultants and, as the responsible executive, the city … Continue reading

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Valderrama, Howard sought a Developer Agreement with STCA without council authorization

Sammamish City Council Member Ramiro Valderrama and City Manager Lyman Howard last year wanted to negotiate a Developer Agreement with Town Center developer STCA, without the required council approval, Sammamish Comment learned. The revelation is in an email (click to … Continue reading

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Sammamish city council members just screwed their constituents

Editorial The Sammamish City Council members just screwed their constituents. On a 5-2 vote May 15, the council agreed to advance the current proposal for revising the traffic concurrency model. It was a vote that shocked Mayor Christie Malchow and … Continue reading

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