By Miki Mullor
July 24, 2019: Former City Council Mayor Don Gerend sued the City of Sammamish, challenging the new concurrency regulations.
The complaint, filed today at Central Puget Sound Growth Management Board states that:
“Mr. Gerend owns and/or has a vested and cognizable legal interest in property within the City of Sammamish that is directly affected and prejudiced by, has interests as a result of their property ownership which the City was required to take into account and as a former Councilmember re-elected four times and Mayor of the City has actively been engaged in the City’s ongoing long range planning both within the City and regionally under PSRC, all of which would be adversely impacted by the Ordinance.
As a resident and participant in the City’s transportation concurrency process, the City was obligated to consider his interests when it engaged in the challenged action. Petitioner is likely to incur injury due to Ordinance No. 02019-484 unless this Board issues a decision which redresses that injury. “
As we reported, under the new concurrency rules, the first 424 units application for the Town Center is currently blocked.
Reference: Don Gerend’s complaint
UPDATE: Don Gerend’s response to the Comment’s question on his interest in this legal action:
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