Ritchie accuses the council majority of denying a debate on plastic bags ban; Malchow denies

Miki Mullor
Editor

  • Ritchie and Ross trade heated text messages
  • The legislative committee failed to get the required three votes for a proclamation
  • Discussion on the plastic bag ban postponed

The dysfunction of Sammamish City Council reached new levels over a proclamation in support of Senate Bill 5323 that calls for a state-wide plastic bag ban and a 5 cents tax for paper bags.

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It’s HPS Awareness Day Today

Op-Ed
Kristen Elsos Brantner

I would like to introduce 2 young members of this Sammamish community and shed a little light on the rough journey they have ahead of them. They say it takes a village, I must take this opportunity on HPS Awareness Day to share our story as far and wide as it will go…

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Thanks to Malchow

Editorial

Mayor Malchow

It was with regret we learned of the decision by Mayor Christie Malchow to pass on seeking reelection to a second term as Sammamish city council member.

Malchow accomplished more in one term than many council members have in multiple terms.

She didn’t hesitate to take on highly controversial issues. Once she did, her tenacity in solving the issue was awe inspiring.

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Mayor Christie Malchow will not seek re-election

By Miki Mullor
Editor

Mayor Malchow

Mayor Christie Malchow announced today on her Facebook page today that she will not seek re-election. Malchow’s seat is up for election this year.

Malchow is completing her first term.

Malchow’s Facebook post:

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Rick Rudometkin Selected for Sammamish City Manager

Miki Mullor
Editor

Sammamish City Council unanimously selected Rick Rudometkin as its new City Manager and directed Interim City Manager Larry Patterson to enter contract negotiations.

Rudeometkin is currently County Manager of Eddy County, New Mexico. He is currently also a City Manager finalists at the Mill Creek and was previously County Manager finalists at Clark County.

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Breaking News: Karen McKnight announces candidacy for city council

By Miki Mullor
Editor

Sammamish Chamber of Commerce President Karen McKnight announced candidacy for Sammamish city council, a filing with the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) reveals.

Karen McKnight

According to her LinkedIn profile, McKnight is a Managing Broker at Keller Williams Eastside and a top producing, award winning realtor at Keller Williams Realty, Windermere Real Estate and the Heller Company.

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BREAKING NEWS: City Manager finalist withdraws over Council Member’s comments on Facebook

Miki Mullor
Editor

Regan Bolli

Two days before a public reception at City Hall, City Manager finalist Regan Bolli withdrew his candidacy over comments made by a Sammamish city council member on Facebook with the last week.

An email to Interim City Manager Larry Patterson from the City’s recruiter reads:

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