Tag Archives: Mark Cross

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 Commentary By Scott Hamilton The news yesterday that Sammamish has been using outdated traffic counts, mostly from 2012 but some from … Continue reading

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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

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Lake Trail issues remain misunderstood; let’s clear them up

Commentary Reading comments on this blog about the latest East Lake Sammamish Trail events, prompted by a mass email campaign generated by the Cascade Bicycle Club, displays a real lack of understanding about the issues involved. The emails created by … Continue reading

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Fiscal irresponsibility at Sammamish City Hall

Commentary As the Sammamish City Council heads into its retreat tomorrow evening, there is one topic that will get short shrift: the City’s finances. In Monday’s Sammamish Comment post, I outlined the City’s own 2017-2018 budget that has a 73% … Continue reading

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Council nears decision to send annual January Retreat back to Suncadia, across mountains

After starting 2016 with a new era of transparency and access, the Sammamish City Council may revert to holding its annual January retreat at the Suncadia Resort in Roslyn, east of the Cascade Mountains. The timing–January 19-22–puts at risk driving … Continue reading

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2003 City Council election flips from 4-3 conservative majority to 6-1 “green” Council

The 2003 Sammamish election presented an opportunity to shift the balance of power from a Republican-conservative leaning City Council to a Democratic-left-of-center membership. As the election season approached, the Council was generally, though not reliably, split 4-3. Ken Kilroy, Ron … Continue reading

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Lake Trail overhangs Sammamish politics for 20 years

This is about 10 pages when printed. June 5, 2016: Development of the East Lake Sammamish Trail has been an overhang of Sammamish politics for 20 years. It was a dominate factor in the first City Council race 1999 and … Continue reading

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