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As more and more trees are cut to make way for housing in the rich city of Sammamish, the beautiful city of Sammamish will be no more.
Community Events, June 2016
Editor's Note: Joe Jacobsen, a seventh-grader at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, recently won the 2016 Letters about Literature contest, sponsored by the Washington State Library and Library of Congress. The competition encourages students to write letters to their favorite authors, living or not. Jacobsen, a Level 2 (grades 7-8) champion, wrote the following letter to Frederic Winkowski and Frank D. Sullivan about their book "100 Plans 100 Years":
The colossal arrogance of the city of Sammamish traffic Planning Department and the Sammamish City Council's lack of oversight for failing to stop the destruction of our Summer Ridge streets in a bone-headed attempt to restrict traffic in the name of "safety" only benefits the contractor doing the work.
I am delighted and grateful to be back at City Hall.
With the recent opening of a light rail segment in Bellevue, "What were they thinking?" comes to mind first, while Danny DeVito's hilarious lecture in "Other People's Money" sadly follows. Here, we see municipal leaders and transit planners squandering almost a million bucks to pat themselves on the back, enhance personal publicity and "announce" the opening of a light rail segment that's been eagerly awaited for a decade.