Council keeps the Moratorium on the Town Center

On a 4 /3 split, City Council Tuesday night voted to keep the moratorium on the Town Center.

Mayor Malchow, Deputy mayor Moran and Council members Hornish and Ross voted to keep the moratorium.

Council members Ritchie, Stuart and Valderrama voted to lift it.

On a second matter related to exempting 65 homes from the new interim design regulations the council decided to delay a vote until the public hearing on November 6.

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“Sammamish Watch” launched on Facebook

Miki Mullor

A new watchdog group to follow Sammamish government has been formed by controversial Miki Mullor.

Sammamish Watch is a “closed” group for Sammamish residents only (although Sammamish Comment, written from Bainbridge Island, was invited to join). The Watch’s tag line is “Fighting for our city.”

“All my new materials will go there,” Mullor wrote The Comment.  “We will use it to support the City Council with real time research. No more overwhelming these guys with tons of complex stuff.”

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“Save Sammamish” formalizes, talks growth, trees, roads and budgets at first meeting


Jennifer Kim

A group on Facebook that has about 1,000 followers formalized last night with its first meeting, at the Klahanie Fire Station 83 at Issaquah-Pine Lake Road and SE 32nd.

“Save Sammamish” is a group that discussed growth issues on Facebook. Created by Jennifer Kim, a two-year resident of Sammamish who moved here from California, the Facebook conversations are active if sometimes heated.

Kim distinguished herself from a large crowd in September when, during public comment at a City Council meeting discussing the prospect of a building moratorium, she came armed with facts and figures on a citywide basis instead of personal stories and emotional pleas.

About two dozen people attended the launch meeting, including Council Members Christie Malchow, Tom Hornish and Ramiro Valderrama. Council members Don Gerend, Kathy Huckabay, Bob Keller and Tom Odell did not attend.

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