Tag Archives: Sammamish City Staff

“Sammamish Watch” launched on Facebook

A new watchdog group to follow Sammamish government has been formed by controversial Miki Mullor. Sammamish Watch is a “closed” group for Sammamish residents only (although Sammamish Comment, written from Bainbridge Island, was invited to join). The Watch’s tag line is “Fighting for … Continue reading

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House said to be historic at risk of tear down

A quiet effort to save a house that is called historical in nature faces an uphill fight with the City of Sammamish. Harry and Claradell Shedd want to prevent the demolition of the Eddy House at 440 218th Ave. SE, … Continue reading

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Malchow, Valderrama, Hornish for City Council; ballot returns now

Sammamish voters are beginning to mail their ballots for the November 3 City Council election. It’s a good time to review endorsements. Position 2 Christie Malchow is the recommended choice over Mark Cross. Malchow is an energetic professional who got … Continue reading

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Greenwashing, Part 2: Sammamish never demanded EIS from developers

Greenwashing (a compound word modeled on “whitewash”), or “green sheen,” is a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that an organization’s products, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.–Wikipedia. Sammamish staff … Continue reading

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Variances-R-Us, Part 2: City engineers admitted staff routinely ignored code, relied on unwritten policies

The City Council adopted the [Public Works Standards] by ordinance…. Thus, the PWS has the force of regulation. When it adopted the PWS, the City Council gave to the Public Works director the authority to administratively amend them…. The record … Continue reading

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Buchan sues Sammamish for damages, overturn of Chestnut Estates West denial

William E Buchan Inc. filed a lawsuit Aug. 13 in King County Superior Court seeking to overturn a Sammamish Hearing Examiner’s decision denying a plat application for Chestnut Estates West. Buchan previously filed an appeal of the decision.

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“Yes” for Initiative/Referendum in Sammamish

Sammamish voters should vote Yes on the April 28 Advisory Ballot for the Initiative/Referendum. As long-time readers of this column know, I’ve been conflicted over whether Sammamish should adopt the right of Initiative and Referendum, as provided in the 1912 … Continue reading

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