Issaquah Press rebukes city again, says Klahanie should annex to Sammamish

The Issaquah Press, which condemned the Issaquah government over its cybersquatting of the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District websites, rebuked the city again when it editorialized that the Klahanie area should annex to Sammamish.

The same editorial appeared in the sister newspaper, The Sammamish Review.

The Boundary Review Board Thursday night approved Issaquah’s request to proceed to an annexation vote for Klahanie. Members commented about some of the public testimony in opposition to the annexation and about issues related to water and sewer and fire service, but concluded that these “emotional” arguments and inter-governmental agency disputes were not germane to the annexation itself. Essentially, the BRB concluded there was no legal reason to deny the request. In the end, the BRB took the position, “let the voters decide.”

The vote is scheduled for February.

Sammamish City opposes Issaquah’s annexation of Klahanie in letter to Boundary Review Board; hearing tonight

The City of Sammamish  opposed the annexation of Klahanie by Issaquah in a formal letter to the Boundary Review Board.

The BRB is holding a formal public hearing tonight (Sept. 18) at 7pm at the Issaquah Holiday Inn.

The full letter is here and speaks for itself: BRB Letter – Klahanie Annexation 9-4-2013