In the Oct. 17 issue, Jeff Matson urged voters to vote “no” on Sammamish Propositions 1 and 2 — because he believes that the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project should be axed and that our council members don’t deserve dental and vision insurance.
Too often the dedicated service of our public officials goes unnoticed. As the new school year begins, I would like to thank Rep. Glenn Anderson for his tireless service to ensure Washington children receive a world-class education.
Now that we have been back in school for a month, we would hope that people would remember the speed limit is 20 miles per hour while driving through active school zones. In some school zones, 20 mph is the speed limit “when children are present.” In other school zones, 20 mph is the speed limit when the yellow lights are flashing.
This year promises to be the most exciting election year ever. So as you cast your vote, don’t overlook a measure further down on the ballot-one that will improve your commute and is good for the environment. Vote YES on Proposition 1, the regional measure to expand mass transit.
Thank you for the informative article about Michelle Moulton (Sept. 12 Sammamish Reporter). As neighbors of the Moultons, we have witnessed Michelle’s courage first-hand as she has endured endless tests and procedures over the last few years while actively promoting the causes of universal health care and insurance reform in hopes that it will help others. You can read more about her work and her plight at: www.friendsofmichelle.com.
In a few weeks, the ballots for the November election will be mailed to voters. One of the ballot issues is for new taxes for Sound Transit 2, a scaled-down version of the proposal voters rejected previously. ST2 will cost billions of dollars over 20 years.
The assertions regarding Rachel Carson Elementary’s traffic suggest that the Lake Washington School District and the city of Sammamish have been neglectful. But based on the city’s good working relationship with the district, the responsiveness of their designers and the visible results at the school, this suggestion seems unfair.
Introducing a new elementary school into a new location is bound to introduce more traffic. That’s inevitable. Rachel Carson Elementary School’s site provided both challenges and opportunities with regard to handling parking and traffic. It was designed on a smaller plot of land than normally used for an elementary school. Due to that challenge and the proximity of the school to Inglewood Junior High, the design features a shared bus lane that enters through Inglewood’s property, and comes into the back of the school. Most students will take the bus, and this bus traffic will not affect neighbors on 244th Avenue N.E.
I’m looking for your support in completing my Eagle Project.
My project is sponsored by Operation Homefront Washington, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state that helps support wounded soldiers. Operation Homefront is a nonprofit organization that was founded after 9/11. Its mission is to help wounded soldiers of all branches of the military and their families.
The Rotary Club of Sammamish would like to publicly acknowledge the exceptional support from Sammamish area businesses and individuals for Rotary’s fifth annual “Challenge Race,” a community-wide activity teaming children with disabilities with able-bodied peers for downhill soapbox derby racing on Aug. 16.
I shall come straight to the point and express my concern for the safety of the local inhabitants, and most especially the children at Rachel Carson Elementary School. We have a dangerous situation that demands immediate attention.
We all know that Sammamish is a special place because of the environment that surrounds us, including Lake Sammamish. And, while the lake trail has given more people the opportunity to enjoy view of the lake, access has been limited.