Tag Archives: Sammamish Community Center

“Greenwashing” in Sammamish: A Special Report

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. Since … Continue reading

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Yacizi resigns, effective in February; legacy positive despite controversies

Ben Yacizi has resigned as Sammamish City Manager, effective in February. Yacizi has been City Manager for nearly all of our existence after incorporation in 1999. He became City Manager in January 2001. Having served on City commissions for 8 … Continue reading

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Spending on the rise in Sammamish; heads up, taxpayers, Klahanie

Nearly a year ago, I raised the alarm about increased spending by the City of Sammamish. At that time, I identified at least $100 million in spending and that the City could be on a path to tax increases. Here’s … Continue reading

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Highest cost estimate on Community Center a big concern

The news that the proposed Sammamish/YMCA community center is already $4m over the price presented to voters is a real concern. With only 30 percent of the project designed, city officials hope that when 60% is designed, costs will be … Continue reading

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62% of registered voters didn’t support Community Center opponents

That’s what the arithmetic says. See here for the debate.

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Sammamish to approve YMCA deal Feb. 19

The Sammamish City Council is poised to approve the management agreement with the YMCA on Feb. 19. The lengthy agreement is here: ComCtrOpAgreement21413 In a last-ditch effort to alter the path toward the Community Center size and YMCA element, Arthur … Continue reading

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Sammamish and “the vision thing”

In 1987, Vice President George H. W. Bush was gearing up to run for president. The Vice President was well known for mangling his syntax (like father, like son, as it turned out) and often had difficulty articulating his thoughts … Continue reading

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