Tag Archives: Wally Pereyra

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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After six years, Chestnut Estates West appeals appear to be nearing end

After six years, the fight over approval of the Chestnut Estates West plat off 212th Ave. and SE 8th St. appears to be over. The Washington Appellate Court denied an appeal by developer Buchan over a Hearing Examiner ruling that … Continue reading

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Valderrama cites fake facts in Town Center moratorium flip-flop

Sammamish City Council Member Ramiro Valderrama, citing what turns out to be a series of unsubstantiated claims, executed a pirouette on his previous vote supporting a moratorium including the Town Center—and went splat. The Town Center was exempted from the … Continue reading

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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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