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
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.
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.
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.
December 16, 2014
‘Smart and savvy’ councils should support initiatives and referendums
I support the citizens of Sammamish being granted initiative and referendum power.
December 3, 2014
Halloween fundraiser meets goal again
My name is Ajay Gupta, and I’m 11. With my sister Reva, 9, I have been doing a project called Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF for the past three years.
On Halloween, kids collect money in an orange box for UNICEF, a nonprofit organization, which uses that money to help kids in need, like giving them a school or clean water.
If you give UNICEF a little bit of money, it can go a long way. For example, for 25 cents, you could give 10 kids clean water to drink for one day. Our goal this year was to raise $2,500.
November 25, 2014
Give citizens a happy Thanksgiving with full rights
I plead with the council to resolve that the citizens of Sammamish shall have the power of the initiative and referendum. As was mentioned by the city manager in the past, this code was inadvertently left out of the codes at the time the city was formed.
November 18, 2014
Water repairmen were kind and professional
On Nov. 10, a tap off of our street water main broke. My 6-year-old son was very excited about all the heavy equipment wheeled in to identify and fix the trouble. We stood a safe distance away and watched them jackhammer, vacuum the dirt and rocks, and repair the problem.
November 11, 2014
Tell our leaders to stop the ecocide
If you love trees and particularly loved the tree-lined East Lake Sammamish Trail, be prepared for a shock when the north section trail reopens.
I took an unauthorized peek recently and the swath of destruction wrought by King County is truly devastating. Essentially, 100 percent of the trees along the trail are gone. The remaining trees are much further back, in neighboring yards, not trailside. The tree-lined arbor effect is gone forever.
November 4, 2014
Citizens’ role in government is important
It is time for the Sammamish City Council and its executive staff at City Hall to do its “homework” on the source of government power. The Washington State Constitution, which when enacted in 1889 actually gave more protections to the rights of citizens than even the federal Constitution did, is very clear on this.