Tag Archives: Lyman Howard

Seatax fatigue may affect Sammamish tax need

Sound Transit 3 would not have passed without an overwhelming Yes vote from Seattle. The tax hike still is reverberating. (Sammamish voted 52%-48% against this new tax.) Dow Constantine, King County Executive headquartered in Seattle, proposes a $469m countywide tax … Continue reading

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Issaquah-Fall City Road cost jumps 36% over pre-annexation estimate

The construction cost of Issaquah-Fall City Road (IFC) improvements quietly has gone up by 36%. Or has it? The March Sammamish City Newsletter’s page 1 article updating the plans to widen Issaquah-Fall City Road is the following, opening paragraph: “When … Continue reading

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Sammamish hires full-time emergency management director

Sammamish has hired its first emergency preparedness director. Andrew Stevens, the emergency manager of Downey (CA), starts work April 17. He holds the same position in Downey (CA). “I’m very pleased that we were able to attract and hire Andrew … Continue reading

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Little progress between City, County over ELST, but hope continues

Little tangible progress appeared to be the result of a staff-to-staff meeting two weeks ago between King County Parks and Sammamish over the interminable controversy of development of the final segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. But City Manager … Continue reading

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Sammamish to hold finance retreat, town hall for likelihood of new taxes

A special retreat on Sammamish will be scheduled in July focusing on city finances, the looming operating deficit in 2020 and how to fund road and stormwater projects. New taxes and new debt will be key points at the retreat. … Continue reading

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City considers live streaming Retreat, with some internal opposition

The Sammamish City Council is considering live webcast streaming of its annual retreat, a move that may be a first among governments in the great Seattle region. The retreat will begin Thursday night with a 6pm dinner and continue to … Continue reading

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Looking ahead in Sammamish for 2017, Part 2

The Sammamish City Council faces several key issues ahead this year. Many will be discussed at the annual retreat Jan. 19-21 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. It’s open to the public. Here, in alphabetical order, is a list of … Continue reading

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