Tag Archives: Tom Odell

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

Posted in Ace Hardware, City Council, City Staff, Comprehensive Plan, Klahanie, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council, Town Center | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in City Council, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council, Sammamish Comment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malchow for mayor, Hornish for deputy mayor

Commentary As the Sammamish City Council prepares to transition next month to the largest makeover in a single year since incorporation, the first order of business after the swearing in of four new council members will be to select a … Continue reading

Posted in City Council, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Next to Last meeting for four Council members; reception tonight

Tonight is the next to last meeting for four Sammamish City Council members, who chose to retire rather than seek reelection. Don Gerend is the dean of the Council. He has been on the body since the first Council was … Continue reading

Posted in City Council, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sammamish, in surprise move, adopts a building moratorium to deal with traffic concurrency

The Sammamish City Council, in a surprise move, unanimously adopted a building moratorium for six months to make time to sort out the traffic concurrency problems that emerged in June. The item was not on the agenda. Deputy Mayor Christie … Continue reading

Posted in City Council, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in City Council, City Staff, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council, Sammamish Comment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in City Council, City Staff, Sammamish, Sammamish City Council, Sammamish Comment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments