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Sammamish city council descends into dysfunction, paralysis

By Scott Hamilton Commentary The Sammamish City Council hardly distinguished itself Tuesday night, descending into full-fledged dysfunction, paralysis and open warfare. The issues: concurrency and the building moratorium. It was often an embarrassing display and overall, the council as a … Continue reading

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Concurrency approval, lifting building moratorium now targeted for September

The building moratorium in Sammamish won’t be lifted next week. In a sometimes-heated meeting, the city council on a 4-3 vote adopted an amendment offered by Deputy Mayor Karen Moran to add some capacity-based measurements to the Level of Service … Continue reading

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Just how cozy is the city with STCA?

Editorial Just how cozy is Town Center developer STCA with the Sammamish city administration? Sammamish Comment has been reporting aspects of the relationship between the developer, administration and certain members of the city council for more than a year. Now, … 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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It’s time to approve concurrency plan, lift moratorium

By Scott Hamilton Editor Commentary It’s time to wrap up the Sammamish traffic concurrency plan and move forward. It’s time to lift the building moratorium. The City Council spent a good portion of the meeting last night taking another crack … 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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Sammamish City Council evolves into new 4-3 split

This is the inside story about how old alliances on the Sammamish City Council broke down and how new ones have been formed. Analysis If there was any question following the first two or three months of the seating of … Continue reading

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