By Miki Mullor
A peace rally organized by Plateaupians For Peace that was held next to the Klahanie park drew a crowd of more than 150 people on Sunday afternoon. The rally was held in response to a flurry of racist graffiti vandalism acts that took place last week in Klahanie.
People expressed rejection of the acts and called for neighbors to reach out to each other in a community strengthening effort. Some held signs that read “No Hate Makes Klahanie Great”, “We Are Family” and “Hate Has No Home Here.”
Klahanie residents woke up early this week to sprayed red graffiti of racists slurs, but it seems no specific resident was targeted and that the targets were randomly chosen.
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Sammamish residents have an opportunity to restore and protect wildlife habitat and the birds, animals and critters who live and depend on these areas.
Wildlife, right down to butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, are critical to the eco-system.
Continue reading “Become a Wildlife Habitat Steward”
In a 4/3 split vote, Sammamish City Council voted to officially oppose Sen. Palumbo’s bill to mandate upzoning in areas within the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB).
Council member Chris Ross said:
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“I am very strongly against ceding control over our community… to allow the state to take over our planning and treating an urban rural suburb [Sammamish] the same as core urban city like Seattle is completely irresponsible”.
The Sammamish City Council voted 4-3 to not re-appoint Planning Commission chair Shanna Collins to a second term, going against a plea from Master Builders Assoc, the lobby group representing 2,900 builders.
On Tuesday we reported on the planning commission’s vision of densifying Sammamish neighborhoods.
Continue reading “Builders-supported Planning Commission Chair is out; Another commissioner resigns”
- Plan envisions high density in single family neighborhoods.
- 13 growth centers outlined throughout the city.
By Miki Mullor
Should Sammamish neighborhoods be transformed into mini high density “town centers”?
Yes, if you ask the city’s Planning Commission.
In what will likely to become an election issue, a new vision for the city, centred on high density housing and retail centers, has been put forward by two Planning Commissioners and supported by the entire planning commission and two council members.
This is a departure from the current strategy of “absorbing” or “focusing” growth in the Town Center, spreading growth all over the city.
Continue reading “Planning Commission’s vision: apartments, townhomes in the neighborhoods”
By Scott Hamilton
Founder, Sammamish Comment
The Sammamish City Council held its last meeting of 2018 yesterday, ending the most contentious and divisive year I’ve seen since the incorporation vote in 1998.
As 2019 prepares to arrive, it’s time for a fresh approach to how this city is governed.
The city council, administration and staff has been consumed by traffic concurrency, the resulting building moratorium and related development regulations all year—really, since October 2017, when the moratorium was adopted to give the government time to sort out the concurrency issues.
These issues consumed the city nearly to the exclusion of all else.
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