Tag Archives: Variances-R-Us

Outraged, shocked, surprised about Sammamish cooking the books on concurrency? I’m not.

The City Council meeting tonight at 6:30p will undoubtedly discuss the Mullor Study. The study may be accessed here. Commentary By Scott Hamilton The news yesterday that Sammamish has been using outdated traffic counts, mostly from 2012 but some from … Continue reading

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City to discuss moratorium prospect tomorrow

The Sammamish City Council will discuss the prospect for a building moratorium tomorrow at its meeting beginning at 6:30 pm. After the topic first came up a week ago, a reader of The Comment posted the following in response: We must … Continue reading

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Greenwashing, Part 2: Sammamish never demanded EIS from developers

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. Sammamish staff … Continue reading

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Variances-R-Us, Part 2: City engineers admitted staff routinely ignored code, relied on unwritten policies

The City Council adopted the [Public Works Standards] by ordinance…. Thus, the PWS has the force of regulation. When it adopted the PWS, the City Council gave to the Public Works director the authority to administratively amend them…. The record … Continue reading

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