Critical vote on development tonight, with the Town Center looming above

By Miki Mullor
Editor

  • New concurrency rules block new development due to inadequate infrastructure
  • The new rules were temporary and will effectively expire tonight unless council acts
  • Phase I of the Town Center, 424 homes, is currently blocked
  • Council votes on whether to keep the new rules or not

The Sammamish City Council will hold a public hearing tonight (6:30 at City Hall) with an expected vote later that night to make the concurrency rules enacted in November 2018 permanent. ย 

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2019 city council candidates list finalized; No primaries this year

By Miki Mullor
Editor

With the May 17, 2019 candidate filing deadline now past, the 2019 Sammamish City Council election will have six candidates running for three seats. A seventh candidate, Ryika Hooshanghi, withdrew her candidacy.

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Treen, Gamblin file for city council candidacy

By Miki Mullor
Editor

Two more candidates filed yesterday for Sammamish City Council candidacy: Ken Gamblin filed for seat 6 opposing Rituja Indapure. Kent Treen filed seat 4, opposing Ryika Hooshangi and Karen Howe. As it stands today, seat 4 will have a primary in August. Both Treen and Gamblin are first time candidates.

The deadline for filing for the election with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission is Friday.

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Hornish will not seek re-election

By Miki Mullor
Editor

Council Member Tom Hornish

Council Member Tom Hornish announced today on Facebook that he will not seek re-election. Hornish will complete his first term at the end of this year:

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BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Malchow will seek re-election

By Miki Mullor
Editor

Mayor Malchow

In an election surprise, Mayor Christie Malchow announced today on her Facebook page she will run for office in the 2019 election, reversing a previous announcement from March that she will not seek re-relection.

Malchow’s Facebook post reads:

“After many calls, letters, emails and comments, after much consideration, and with the ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ support of my family, ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ž๐œ๐ข๐๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง to the Council after all. I ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† this City, I ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† this job servingย #Sammamish, and if the residents of #Sammamish like my work thus far, then I hope youโ€™ll be with me in this campaign.

There is still ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก to accomplish from our ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ and congestion issues (and how we wisely address these), to ๐‘ƒโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘’ 2 ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ท๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘”๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ , to pending ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘  (like stormwater & the urban forestry plan), to a ๐‘ช๐’๐’Ž๐’‘ ๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’–๐’‘๐’…๐’‚๐’•๐’† on the horizon, to ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘ , to the ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘’๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘  heading our way that will have to be cautiously managed and ๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’. Through it all I will continue to listen to everyone & advocate for the people of #Sammamish.

๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“ถ๐”‚ ๐“ฌ๐“ช๐“ถ๐“น๐“ช๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ท ๐“น๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ฎ, so if your preference is less campaign & more City-specific, you can follow my other established page here:ย Facebook.com/CouncilmemberMalchow

Mayor Christie Malchow

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Valderrama decides against a third term

Ramiro Valderrama announced today he is not going to seek a third term on the Sammamish City Council.

His full announcement, posted on Facebook, is below.

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Interview with candidate Rituja Indapure

By Celia Wu and Miki Mullor

Rituja Indapure

The Sammamish Comment sat down for an interview with City Council candidate Rituja Indapure. Indapure was a candidate in the 2017 election and lost to now Council Member Chris Ross. In 2018, Indapure was appointed to the City’s Planning Commission.

She has filed for the seat currently held by Tom Hornish, who is completing his first term. He has not declared whether he will run for another four-year term.

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