Sammamish Plateau Water’s dispute with King County is mainly over who should pay for interim improvements to increase sewage capacity.
Sammamish is waging a legal battle over its ability to restrict growth and development.
Ritchie leaves as Sammamish gears up to fight against the state and developers over growth.
Sammamish City Council did exclude public agencies, single-family residences, and accessory dwelling units from the moratorium.
The “Enrich & Sustain” group wants fewer single family homes, more services and amenities, and more mass transit.
Council members disagreed on whether the City should raise property taxes during an economic crisis.
The permit case goes to the City’s hearing examiner in early 2021 for a decision.
City Hall, facing a budget shortfall, is considering an increase to the property tax rate. Public hearings start tonight.
During policy discussions, small differences within the party emerged between moderates and progressives.
Candidates Kim Schrier (D) and Jesse Jensen (R) sharply criticized each other, but also both expressed a desire for bipartisanship.