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“City Hall will not be the same;” reactions to the emergency building moratorium in Sammamish

The surprise move Tuesday by the Sammamish City Council to adopt an emergency building moratorium was about more than creating a pause to understand how traffic concurrency became an enabler of development rather than a control mechanism. It was a … 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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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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Chapanis asks Council Members for answers to his candidate questionnaire from Sammamish Comment

Roger Chapanis, one of four candidates running for Sammamish City Council in the Aug. 1 primary, asked each of the seven sitting council members to answer questions sent to him by the Sammamish Comment. The questions are in a three … Continue reading

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13 candidates seek 4 Sammamish City Council positions

Thirteen candidates filed for four positions on the Sammamish City Council, the most since 1999 when 40 people filed for seven positions for the first Council.   This means there will be primary races in the August election for each … Continue reading

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Power shift now certain at Sammamish City Council

Analysis With Saturday’s declaration by Sammamish City Council Member Tom Odell that he will not seek reelection in November, this assures a major power shift is coming. Three other incumbents previously said they aren’t running again. They are Mayor Don … Continue reading

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