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Yes or No to Sammamish Community Center? Meeting Tonight at EX3

The Citizens for Sammamish is hosting a meeting to discuss the community center issue and upcoming advisory vote, with parties from various sides of the issue to speak and answer questions.

Citizens for Sammamish is hosting a community meeting tonight, Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the EX3 Teen Center in Sammamish to hear both sides of the issue of a new multi-purpose community center, which will be up for an advisory vote in the November election. Recently while another group has set up a site in opposition of the project.

The meeting is open to all. Speakers and guests will be on hand as Jim Osgood moderates the "pros" and "cons" from participants and entertains questions from the audience.

The measure that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot is an “advisory” vote, intended to give the Sammamish City Council a sense of how voters in Sammamish feel about the potential construction of a community and aquatic center in Sammamish.

Among other things, the proposed community and aquatic center would include a leisure pool, lap pool, jogging track, weights, two gymnasiums, cardio and group fitness space, multipurpose rooms, locker rooms, a child-watch area and on-site parking.  The estimated building size: 60,000 square feet.

You can read the full text of the measure, plus statements for and against at the King County Elections web site here.

Tell us how you plan to cast your vote, and if you're undecided, why?

Kathy Lange Slocum October 01, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Our recreation dept. here in Sammamish needs a boost. This would be a wonderful thing to have in our community just like Issaquah has. I have wanted this since they called 7 yrs. ago and had me on the phone for 20 min, doing a survey about a community center! It's taking them too long! I play tennis so would still belong to Pine Lake Club but it would be a great place for our family to go. And our recreation dept could host many more classes like Issaquah and Redmond do already. Then we wouldn't have to take extra time to go off the Plateau. Vote yes!
Christie Malchow October 01, 2012 at 07:47 PM
What time is the meeting at?
Jeanne Gustafson October 01, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Hey, sorry about that, it's at 7 p.m. per the calendar, but I inadvertently left the time out of the article.

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