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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Town Center Phase I details revealed: 424 homes on 13.5 Acres; blocked by concurrency

By Miki Mullor
Editor

  • STCA LLC, the largest landowner in the Town Center, files its first permit application
  • The development site is between SE 4th and the Lower Commons park
  • City Manager recently said the development will likely fail the current concurrency
  • Valderrama advocates for STCA to relax concurrency
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Three weeks to city council candidate filing date

Itโ€™s three weeks to the first filing date May 12 for the August primary for local elections. So far, there are only two declared candidates for three Sammamish City Council seats up for election this year.

Only one of the three incumbents announced election plans; two others havenโ€™t decided if they will seek reelection.

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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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