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Sammamish city council descends into dysfunction, paralysis

By Scott Hamilton Commentary The Sammamish City Council hardly distinguished itself Tuesday night, descending into full-fledged dysfunction, paralysis and open warfare. The issues: concurrency and the building moratorium. It was often an embarrassing display and overall, the council as a … Continue reading

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Concurrency approval, lifting building moratorium now targeted for September

The building moratorium in Sammamish won’t be lifted next week. In a sometimes-heated meeting, the city council on a 4-3 vote adopted an amendment offered by Deputy Mayor Karen Moran to add some capacity-based measurements to the Level of Service … Continue reading

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Just how cozy is the city with STCA?

Editorial Just how cozy is Town Center developer STCA with the Sammamish city administration? Sammamish Comment has been reporting aspects of the relationship between the developer, administration and certain members of the city council for more than a year. Now, … Continue reading

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Council backed into corner by staff, consultants on traffic, development; no good choices: analysis

By Scott Hamilton Editor Analysis The Sammamish City Council continues to wrestle with the controversial and highly complex topic of traffic concurrency. The council has been backed into a corner by staff, consultants and, as the responsible executive, the city … Continue reading

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Valderrama, Howard sought a Developer Agreement with STCA without council authorization

Sammamish City Council Member Ramiro Valderrama and City Manager Lyman Howard last year wanted to negotiate a Developer Agreement with Town Center developer STCA, without the required council approval, Sammamish Comment learned. The revelation is in an email (click to … Continue reading

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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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