By Scott Hamilton
At yet another meeting, the Sammamish City Council was consumed by the traffic concurrency-driven building moratorium.
In a surprise move, Deputy Mayor Karen Moran moved to lift the moratorium for the Town Center and for short plats. (Short plats are small developments of only a few homes, those projects typically sought by the “moms and pops.)
The meeting ended without taking a vote.
This action would be unfair to other developers and provide preferential treatment to STCA, the developer of the Town Center.
Moran’s rationale is that the Town Center would be subject to the existing concurrency method which, although flawed, she feels is better than the proposed replacement.
My view: the building moratorium should be for all or none.
But once more, Tuesday’s meeting demonstrated dysfunction prevails at the Sammamish City Council.