Sammamish Comment today resumes its occasional series that is loosely called The History of Sammamish (According to Scott).
This is principally based on recollection and first-hand accounts of The Comment’s founder and editor, Scott Hamilton. Hamilton was involved in the incorporation election in 1998 and every City Council election since the first one in 1999.
He served on the Planning Advisory Board, which wrote the first Comprehensive Plan, and the Planning Commission, which created the Town Center Plan. Hamilton moved to what was then unincorporated Sammamish in 1996 and in August 2016, moved to Bainbridge Island. Sammamish Comment continues this year to complete The History. Plans are to discontinue The Comment Dec. 31, 2017.
- 20 years in Sammamish
- Sammamish Incorporates
- Sammamish’s first City Council election: Lambs to the slaughter
- Sammamish, the first two years
- The Greenies fight back: the 2001 Sammamish City Council election
- 2003 City Council election flips from 4-3 conservative majority to 6-1 “green” Council
- Sammamish’s first Comprehensive Plan Part 1
- Writing Sammamish’s first Comp Plan Part 2
- Creating the Town Center Plan
- So long, Sammamish—sort of
- Grounds for appeals of developments
- Lake Trail overhangs Sammamish politics for 20 years
- Market-driven building moratorium is over; pent-up demand is building now