Since inception, the Sammamish City Council has selected its mayor and deputy mayor for one-year terms. Now it appears that the city has been out of compliance with state law the entire time. Law calls for two year mayoral terms.
Here is a story from The Sammamish Review that after 10 years, the City is finally going to comply with the law.
Here is a story from The Sammamish Reporter about the politicking that went on.