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.
City Hall funnels $2.9m to Eastside Fire and Rescue to skirt a Nov. deadline for spending all the money for COVID relief.
A total of 14 nonprofits received money in this latest funding round.
During a public hearing, an overwhelming majority of commenters asked the Council to end the moratorium.
Sammamish has until Oct. 31 to figure out how to disburse $1.57 million to aid economic recovery.
The move comes four months after Washington state issued a stay-at-home order to control COVID-19.