Tag Archives: Wally Pereyra

New battle brewing over Ebright Creek development

A tiny, two-home short plat is at the heart of what’s likely to be another appeal to protect environmentally sensitive Ebright Creek. The Sammamish City Staff Monday approved development “to subdivide one parcel comprising approximately 2.97 acres into two single-family … Continue reading

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Trump’s environmental choices prompt questions locally

Scott Pruitt for director of the Environmental Protection Agency. Ryan Zinke for Secretary of Interior. Rick Perry for Secretary of, umm, ahh, Oops. These are President-Elect Donald Trump’s choices for environmental departments. In the case of Perry, the Department of … Continue reading

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Leading environmentalist supports Sammamish building moratorium

The leading environmentalist in Sammamish supports a building moratorium. Wally Pereyra, who has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars restoring Ebright Creek on behalf on threatened Kokanee Salmon and similar amounts on other restoration and land use appeals, will miss … Continue reading

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So long, Sammamish—sort of

Personal message from Scott Hamilton, Editor of Sammamish Comment. After 20 years, two months and 10 days, I have moved from Sammamish. For my wife, Gail Twelves, it’s been one month short of 16 years. We’ve moved to Bainbridge Island, … Continue reading

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How Sammamish veterans lost their City Council races

Note: This is 11 pages when printed. How did two veterans of Sammamish public service lose their bids for election to the City Council in the Nov. 3 election to two unknown newcomers to the City? They lost through a … 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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City’s Newsletter on growth distorts the facts; Variances-R-Us

The September Sammamish City Newsletter–which has become an electioneering tool for the Nov. 3 ballot at taxpayers’ expense–has one and two-thirds pages devoted to growth issues. Unfortunately, it just flat-out distorts and omits some important facts. In a Q&A format, … Continue reading

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