October 5, 2015
NEW — 1:28 p.m. Oct. 5, 2015
“I have been out there a lot,” said Mayor Tom Vance, talking about going door to door as he campaigns for what would be his second term on the Sammamish City Council.
“Overall, it’s been pretty positive,” he added.
Vance is running for re-election to the Position 6 council seat, not the mayor’s office. The council elects the city’s mayor from among its membership. Read more
October 5, 2015
NEW — 1:25 p.m. Oct. 5, 2015
“Now I know why they call it ‘running for office,’” Sammamish City Council candidate Tom Hornish joked. “It is busy.”
He quickly added it is an experience that he has enjoyed.
“My strategy is to knock on as many doors as I can,” Hornish said. Read more
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.
October 1, 2015
NEW — 3:12 p.m. Oct. 1, 2015
I have been involved with the City Council and staff of Sammamish for many years. I have watched the way the city has operated.
September 29, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 29, 2015
Resident Christie Malchow wants to be the next new face on the Sammamish City Council.
She’s running against former Councilman Mark Cross for the Position 2 council seat. Councilwoman Nancy Whitten is about to vacate the spot, having chosen not to run for re-election.
“By and large, the biggest concerns are growth and traffic,” Malchow said regarding what she has heard from residents while out and about attending events and knocking on doors.
September 28, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 28, 2015
Former Sammamish City Councilman Mark Cross wants to make a return to the council.
He is running against Christie Malchow for the Position 2 council seat to be vacated by incumbent Councilwoman Nancy Whitten, who chose not to run for re-election.
Cross, 64, who served on the council from 2004 to 2012, and was mayor in 2007, said he left to concentrate on his family and career.
September 27, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 27, 2015
Residents have the opportunity to meet and hear the five people running for Sammamish City Council seats during a candidate forum co-sponsored by the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Sammamish.
The event is at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the EX3 Teen Center, 825 228th Ave. N.E.
There are two contested seats up for grabs in the Nov. 3 election. Incumbent Councilwoman Nancy Whitten has chosen not to run for re-election to council Position 2. Candidates Christie Malchow and Mark Cross are vying to take her place.
September 25, 2015
NEW — 10:37 a.m. Sept. 25, 2015
Sammamish has suffered for years at the hands of irresponsible management and a City Council that works in the interest of that management and development, instead of us the citizens. I, for one, have taken all I can stand. I am sickened by what has and is going on all over the plateau!
September 22, 2015
NEW — Noon Sept. 22, 2015
The Sammamish City Council and city staff members are plowing ahead with preparing the city for the addition of the Klahanie annexation area.
And as it continues to meet, the Klahanie Transition Committee is outlining many of the same concerns as the city’s current residents, said Tim Larson, city communications manager.
Larson has been acting as a liaison between the city and the transition committee, which consists of Klahanie residents.
September 21, 2015
NEW — 5:42 p.m. Sept. 21, 2015
After making their way painstakingly through 29 potential changes to a proposed tree-retention plan, the Sammamish City Council may be ready to pass the new rules Oct. 6, the date of its first regular October meeting.
Besides spending several hours hashing out variance nuances of the ordinance at its meeting Sept. 15, the council also spent several hours discussing the proposal at a study session held the day prior.
“I think it’s appropriate that we take as much time as necessary to do it right,” Mayor Tom Vance said after the Sept. 15 meeting.