Tag Archives: Ramiro Valderrama

Malchow for mayor, Hornish for deputy mayor

Commentary As the Sammamish City Council prepares to transition next month to the largest makeover in a single year since incorporation, the first order of business after the swearing in of four new council members will be to select a … Continue reading

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Council takes up 2018 budget tonight–“crossover point” (deficit spending) appears to arrive years early

The long-awaited “crossover point” when deficit spending occurs for the Sammamish city budget—in recent years projected to be early next decade—may be here now. The City Council takes up the budget tonight and a comparison of revised figures by Council … Continue reading

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Sammamish, in surprise move, adopts a building moratorium to deal with traffic concurrency

The Sammamish City Council, in a surprise move, unanimously adopted a building moratorium for six months to make time to sort out the traffic concurrency problems that emerged in June. The item was not on the agenda. Deputy Mayor Christie … Continue reading

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Council returns Sept. 5 to take up traffic, concurrency

This is six pages when printed. The Sammamish City Council returns Sept. 5 from its August recess with traffic and concurrency the No. 1 priority and the No. 1 item on the agenda. City Manager Lyman Howard will present a … Continue reading

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The inside story of how traffic and concurrency became “the No. 1 issue in Sammamish:” failure, success of government

Update, July 25, 2017: The reporter for the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter has been transferred to sister papers in the Bothell-Kenmore area. A Special Report This is seven pages when printed. By Scott Hamilton Analysis Traffic and concurrency in Sammamish is a … Continue reading

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Keller is Mayor through the end of the year

Bob Keller has been selected mayor through the end of the year. Don Gerend resigned as mayor, but remains on the City Council, due to personal commitments. Council Member Tom Hornish nominated Ramiro Valderrama for mayor for the sake of … Continue reading

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More study about new taxes or budget, service cuts for Sammamish

The day before the State Legislature began to reveal a big property tax hike is coming for education, Sammamish City Council members met with staff in a retreat to examine City finances. The Council met with staff Thursday afternoon and … Continue reading

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