Letters, Statements and Petitions

Report to KC Council member Sarah Perry March 9, 2023

WSSA Requests 03.09.23 pdf

Letters to Senators Cantwell and Murray regarding the USACE Flood Control Project July 14, 2021

Senator Cantwell
Senator Murray

Lake Sammamish Flood Information and Requested Support
Bellevue Appeal 7-6-2020

Lake Sammamish Flood Petition February 2020

Lake Sammamish Shoreline Neighbors,

The recent extreme high water on the lake is only partly Mother Nature’s fault; it is also a consequence of the failure of a government flood control project and ongoing government inaction.  Measures can be taken to address this problem.

Interested in more background about the lake and its drainage - to read the more detailed background, click here.

The petition itself is online.  This is the document we will send to the agencies listed below.  To review the petition, click here.

But in any case, please complete the on-line survey by clicking here.

This is where you can approve the petition and provide some additional information and comments.

Responses will be compiled an submitted to The Corps of Engineers, King County, and the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, and Issaquah.  Something can be done, but it won’t happen unless we bring pressure to bear on those who can take action.

Thank you,

Your Lake Sammamish neighbors

Presentation & Letter to King County Council Member Kathy Lambert
Kathy Lambert June 2018

Corps Review of Impacts of Proposed Floodway Alterations - Sammamish River
Letter to Corps Feb 2017
Letter to Bellevue Mayor and Council on Sammamish Lake Levels Feb 16, 2016

Attorney Charlie Klinge addresses SMP issues in the latest draft.
Council Memo November 2014

Sammamish Lake Level Concerns
Letter to City of Redmond-Army Corps-King County April 23, 2013

Comments from Lake Sammamish Residents Regarding High Lake Levels
Lake Samm Shoreline Residents On Impacts of High Water Levels June 2012

Lake Sammamish Weir Update
Actionable Elements for TZ Maintenance 6-11-12
The Sammamish weir and transition zone maintenance can be divided into a series of separate actions.

Bellevue Reporter Open Letter Feb 17 2012

Statement to City Council Jan 23 2012
Martin Nizlek Ph.D. addresses Bellevue City Council on pending State Legislation HB2335 and SB6369

Statement to Planning Commission
Setbacks, Vegetation, and Related Shoreline Issues 10-26-2011
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide input to Planning Commission deliberations on the above topics. WSSA has previously provided information and recommendations. These are referenced for the PC and additional topics are discussed.

Article from the Puget Sound Business Journal by
Bellevue City Council Candidate Aaron Laing
PSBJ Shoreline Residents Swamped by Regulation Sept 9, 2011

The Cost of Regulations - M Nizlek PhD - 11-03-2010

Rational Decision Making & Non-Conformity - Anita Skoog-Neil - 11-03-2010

Setbacks Presentation Marty Nizlek PC Meeting 10-20-10 PDF
Scott Sheffield Comments to Planning Commission 10-20-10 PDF

WSSA Position Paper 7-14-10 PDF

Statement to Planning Commission PDF
May 12, 2010
by Scott Sheffield WSSA Member


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