Letters to the Editor — week of Feb. 25, 2015

February 24, 2015

Support local events when they happen

On Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, the Sammamish Arts Commission sponsored an incredible chamber music concert by the group Simple Measures. The program was very poorly attended.

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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2015

More than an hour is much too long

When our son turned 3 and received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, our family went through a series of difficult transitions.

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Letters to the Editor — week of Feb. 11, 2015

February 10, 2015

Seahawks

Turn your fan fervor to your own life or that of others

I was inspired by the fervor we all applied to the Seahawks. Our entire region collectively joined hands in unity for a single cause. The amounts of time, energy and money spent was prodigious, and grew to a loud roar by Sunday afternoon.

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Letters to the Editor

February 3, 2015

Do something about Skyline High School students crossing street

My husband and I have become increasingly concerned for Skyline High School’s student safety for those students using Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church’s parking lot during school hours.

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Letters to the Editor

January 27, 2015

Serious problems need smarter solutions

It is disappointing to see the Sammamish City Council and police chief advocating “policing for profit” as a primary option to address underage drinking and parking violation issues.

Judging from a proposed 350 percent-plus increase in parking fines, you’d think this must be a rampant problem, yet there was hardly any mention of it over the years in council deliberations or the Sammamish Review up until this month.

Similarly, charging $250 to $1,000 to parents or “hosts” for youthful indiscretion of underage drinking even without permission, knowledge or awareness of a home owner, seems heavy-handed and economically abusive, especially for citizens who might not be as rich as council members and the police chief. Read more

Letters to the Editor

January 20, 2015

Parking ticket increase will hopefully bring better behavior

I was very happy to read that the City Council is finally prepared to address residential parking problems with a meaningful ticket increase from $20 to $71.

Careless parking is all too frequent in Sammamish, from extending into driveways, blocking mailboxes, parking on the wrong side of the street or parking too close to intersections. On certain streets in my neighborhood, sidewalk parking is the norm day in and day out. Read more

Editorial — Time to set goals, resolutions for 2015

December 31, 2014

It’s the time of year when people make resolutions, to decide to do better, be better.

We at Sammamish Review have decided to make some resolutions on behalf of the city and its residents. We hope you will adopt them and keep them.

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Letter to the Editor

December 31, 2014

It’s long past time for public to have initiative, referendum powers

I fully concur with and approve the editorial in the Dec. 17 Sammamish Review and the letter to the editor of Christie Malchow, in the same issue, strongly advocating action by the Sammamish City Council to move to grant the city’s citizens the rights of petition and referendum enjoyed by the vast majority of King County citizens.

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Letters to the Editor

December 23, 2014

Councilman was right to question process

As follow up to your Dec. 10 story, “Councilman again takes issue with attorney contract,” I would like to commend Ramiro Valderrama for questioning the process and actions surrounding the contract with the city’s legal counsel.

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Letter to the Editor

December 16, 2014

‘Smart and savvy’ councils should support initiatives and referendums

I support the citizens of Sammamish being granted initiative and referendum power.

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