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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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New traffic concurrency model ignores congestion; city council caves to staff

By Miki Mullor Deputy Editor Sammamish drivers hoped for traffic congestion relief when the City Council adopted an emergency building moratorium last year in order to take time to fix the traffic concurrency model. What they are going to get … Continue reading

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City’s new concurrency plan doesn’t measure congestion, overall travel time

By Miki Mullor Deputy Editor A new traffic concurrency plan for Sammamish appears unlikely to meet the Sammamish City Council target date to lift the building moratorium in July, despite six months of staff and consultant work and expenditures of … Continue reading

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Sammamish’s Town Center-concurrency dilemma

By Scott Hamilton Editor The Sammamish City Council faces a complex set of issues interconnecting the Town Center and efforts to revise its traffic concurrency policies. At stake is whether the Town Center proceeds per the 2009 plan adopted by … Continue reading

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Sammamish Comment names Miki Mullor Deputy Editor, effective immediately

Citizen activist Miki Mullor has joined Sammamish Comment as deputy editor, effective immediately. Mullor, a Sammamish resident for 12 years, emerged as a citizen advocate last year when he undertook, at his own expense, an in-depth study of the city’s … 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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Valderrama’s hypocrisy over Hornish issue

Analysis Sammamish City Council member Ramiro Valderrama displayed hypocrisy last Tuesday in his aggressive attempt to force fellow member Tom Hornish to remain on committees following acceptance of a new job in the private sector. Two years ago, Valderrama sought … Continue reading

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