Tag Archives: Nancy Whitten

Sammamish electeds have history of using private email accounts

Special Report: (10 pages when printed.) Council Members routinely used private email accounts for City-related business. Expansive Public Records Request during 2015 Council elections brought issue to fore. One Council Member, acting as a private citizen, demanded emails on private … 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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So long, Sammamish—sort of

Personal message from Scott Hamilton, Editor of Sammamish Comment. After 20 years, two months and 10 days, I have moved from Sammamish. For my wife, Gail Twelves, it’s been one month short of 16 years. We’ve moved to Bainbridge Island, … Continue reading

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Writing Sammamish’s first Comp Plan

In Part 1, the background, objectives and membership of the Planning Advisory Board was described. In Part 2, the PAB gets down to work writing Sammamish’s first Comprehensive Plan. This is six pages when printed. The 17-member Planning Advisory Board … 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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The Greenies fight back: the 2001 Sammamish City Council election

After being routed in the 1999 City Council elections and licking their wounds for the better part of two years, the environmentalists in Sammamish—the “greenies—“ began a comeback. All seven Council seats were up for election in 2001. This was … Continue reading

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Sahalee Way design contract, award to Republic Services on agenda for first Council meeting of 2016

Update, 6pm: The Sahalee Way contract has been from the new business agenda to the Consent Agenda. Original Post: The Sammamish City Council, with two new members, will be asked to award a contract to design the Sahalee Way road … Continue reading

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