Supporters have said they hope small businesses aren't negatively impacted and opponents say they hope the Sammamish City Council will take note that an approximately 53-47 percent is not a referendum on a Community and Aquatic Center.
With more than 24,000 of the ballots returned, out of a possible 28,998, the proposition is passing 52.75 percent to 47.25 percent and little is likely to change much, opening the way for the council to move forward with what is envisioned as a $30 million facility, with the city paying $25 million of the costs to build it, and the YMCA contributing $5 million for construction plus the cost of outfitting and running it for 40 years.
Most council members have said they would follow the outcome of the vote, but emphasized that there are still a lot of details to be worked out, leaving open plenty more opportunity for public input. The YMCA, for example, told Patch that it hasn't yet heard from local high school swim teams about their specific needs, which could influence the design of the pools.
So we ask you, Patch users, what issues have come up for you as you considered the proposition that you would like the city to look at further?
Tell us in the comments, and we'll share your responses with the council members via email.