Priorities

Traffic

Enhancing and updating roads within the city are needed as infrastructure continues to lag behind growth.  In addition to our city's efforts, regional cooperation is necessary to optimize our traffic improvements.

Environment

Caring for our environment is imperative as we manage future growth.  We must work together with stakeholders to achieve innovative community design options to protect and improve the green character of Sammamish. City land acquisition strategies should prioritize investments protecting the tree canopy, sensitive areas, and habitats.

Financial Management

Sammamish faces a looming financial crisis where expenses will exceed revenues for the first time in the city’s history.  Additionally, estimates for road project costs are ballooning.  Skillful financial analysis and management is critical under these circumstances. Failure to focus on priorities over a long-range planning horizon will result in unnecessary tax burdens.