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 City Calendar 

Dec 25 Christmas Day - City Offices Closed

Pursuant to the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation 20-25, the City is unable to provide an in-person location for the public to listen to the virtual City Council meetings. Meetings are still accessible to the public, and public comment is able to be submitted. View Live on the City Website, City's Youtube, or Comcast Channel 21 (within Sammamish only). To Provide Verbal Comment, please see instructions in the Meeting Agenda.

 City News 

COVID-19 Updates: Please take our Community Needs Assessment Survey. See the latest at COVID-19 information hub

NEW! Weather Event News and Updates:  See the latest at Weather Event News & Updates

happy holidaysPlease be sure to see the season's greeting by clicking on the above image! Happy Holidays!

iitWashington’s Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act requires that an independent investigation team (IIT) investigate the use of deadly force by a police officer when it results in death, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm. The goal is to enhance accountability and increase trust between law enforcement and the community. To learn more and to apply, please click on the image.

toyTonight and tomorrow are the last evenings to take a socially distanced photo with Santa atop the Reindeer Engine!

kitsKits will be available for pick up on Monday, December 21 from 9am – 4pm at City Hall under the portico in a labeled bin. There will be 1000 kits available on a first-come first-serve basis; kits cannot be reserved. Please only one kit per child when you pick up.

The Arts Commission would love to get a lot of engagement! Please upload photos of your finished products to the comments section under the Winter Craft Kit Facebook Event page linked above.

revisedThe contest runs from December 1st – 29th. The winners will be chosen by the public and the top 3 in each category will win a special prize from a local business in the community! Submit your best pics for each category by clicking on the graphic above. There are no limits on the number of submissions.

3 heroesExtra Mile America is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals, organizations, and cities to "go the extra mile" to open doors to new possibilities for their communities.  Extra Mile America "heroes" are nominated for making a difference. Congratulations to our Extra Mile Heroes from Sammamish! Read more by clicking the image above.

spaFor a guide to swimming pool and spa cleaning and maintenance, please click on the image above. To learn more about how to keep our waters clean, please visit
To view the recording of the meeting, please click on the image above.

crosspathCrossPath Counseling provides highly-trained, fully-licensed mental health professionals who work effectively with a broad range of mental health and substance use concerns. Please call (425) 369-1111 or email to set up your free screening and referral session.  

202Please click on the above image to take the survey, which closes on Monday, December 21.

To learn more about the City of Sammamish's Commissions and Boards, please see here.

Please click on the image above to go to Republic's site for more information.

covid surveyYou access the survey by clicking on the graphic above.

covid reportPlease read the update by clicking on the image above.

cone zoneThese road work projects are scheduled in Sammamish for the week of December 19 - 25, 2020. 


Construction Hours are 7am to 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am to 6pm on Saturdays, and no work on Sundays and holidays.

228th Ave NE/Sahalee Way Intelligent Transportation System Project

The ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) traffic signal work is active again. Crews are currently installing signal equipment at NE 12th Pl, NE 25th Way, and NE 37th Way; and running cable to connect the signals.  Flaggers will be coordinating traffic around the work in a single lane and uniformed police officers will be coordinating traffic when work is occurring in the signalized intersections. Typical hours for lane closures are 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

SE 43rd Way and Providence Point Signal

This is a City of Issaquah project. To sign up for project updates and traffic alerts, please visit

Issaquah-Fall City Road (IFCR)

Issaquah-Fall City Road remains closed for construction. Local access will be maintained during the closure. The closure between 247th Place SE and Klahanie Dr. SE  will now remain until the end of January 2021.

  1. Construction of the bridge is underway with plans to open two lanes of traffic on the north half of the bridge by the end of January 2021. The south half of the bridge will remain closed while utilities are incorporated in the bridge abutment retaining walls (small wall connections).
  2. Construction of the retaining walls and bridge approaches on the east and west side of the bridge is currently being built.
  3. Between 242nd and 247th Ave. SE, traffic remains on the south side of the roadway. Work continues along the north half of the roadway in this area. The contractor is installing the concrete sidewalk along the north side and placing concrete in the median islands. 
  4. Construction of the 242nd roundabout will resume in early December, as the utilities complete the final relocations in this area.
  5. The contractor will be working on the new detention pond and storm drainage facilities at the northwest corner of the intersection of Issaquah Fall City Road and Klahanie Drive SE.
  6. With the daylight hours shortening in the fall and winter, the contractor is expected to work on the occasional Saturdays to take advantage of daylight hours, weather and keep on schedule.

Daytime Project work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Work Hours 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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