Letter to the Editor — Vote for Tom Vance to remain on the Sammamish City Council

October 1, 2015

NEW — 3:20 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015

When I think of the characteristics that I appreciate in an elected official: ethical behavior, consistency and leadership that achieves the best possible outcomes, I think of councilman and current Mayor Tom Vance.

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Sahalee Way open house answers, raises questions

July 2, 2015

City officials are moving forward with an $80,000 study that should lead to the long-planned widening of Sahalee Way.

According to the city, the plan is to widen the street between Northeast 25th Way and Northeast 37th Street. Potential features may include median strips, turn lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks on one or both sides of the roadway.

The city held an open house on the preliminary plans at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center the evening of June 24.

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Letters to the Editor — May 21, 2015

May 20, 2015

Work together on development, growth

I’m frustrated at what seems to have become a major trend — homeowners’ associations appealing new subdivisions with what seems a knee-jerk reaction to change.

This is an un-neighborly “not in my back yard” attitude that is hard to understand from associations that benefited from city standards to allow their creation.

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Letters to the Editor

April 7, 2015

Re-examine barricade issue before deciding

As a 23-year resident of Sammamish, in the Timberline neighborhood, I have a great deal at risk with the opening of the 42nd Street barricade.

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Letters to the Editor — week of March 11, 2015

March 10, 2015

All we are saying is give pizza chance

A new restaurant, Uncle Si’s, opened up on East Lake Sammamish Parkway a few months ago.  We read the article in the newspaper and decided to give it a try.  We got a few families together and went down after our sons’ basketball practice….wow!  What a treat!

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Overlook construction will allow access to Evans Creek Preserve

June 5, 2014

New: June 5, 11:14 a.m.

It’s one of the biggest parks run by Sammamish, but it’s not actually in the city, and there’s no way to get to it from within city limits.
In July, that will all change as the Sahalee Way overlook gives people access to Evans Creek Preserve. Read more

Sahalee Way improvements getting juggled

April 10, 2014

New: April 10, 1:21 p.m.

Sammamish will delay small improvements to Sahalee Way in favor of big ones.

The City Council endorsed a plan April 1, which will shift money that had been planned for creating pedestrian improvements to Sahalee Way, and instead begin designing a larger fix for the road. Read more

Project to widen Sahalee Way moves up a couple years

May 19, 2013

New: May 19, 3:16 p.m.

A plan to widen a portion of Sahalee Way could get started sooner than expected.

Traffic volumes on the stretch of road from the area near the east gate entrance to Sahalee and the city limits have been increasing faster than expected, said City Engineer Jeff Brauns at the May 14 City Council work session. Read more