Last night, as many of us were sleeping soundly in our homes, a vile and cowardly criminal prowled the Klahanie neighborhood and spray-painted hateful, racist graffiti on several homes.
While the Sammamish Police are investigating this hate crime, we are sharing this information in a public forum because we want it to be perfectly clear that Sammamish, this community, our community, will not stand for this kind of behavior.
Here in Sammamish we are fortunate to have the diversity of races, religions, cultures and traditions that we do – because a diverse community strengthens and enriches all aspects of the lives of our residents, and better prepares future generations to live and thrive in a global world.
We invite those who struggle to understand the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Sammamish to consider these facts:
Hate has no place here in Sammamish, or anywhere in our country.
America is now, has always been, and will continue to be a country of immigrants. That is what makes us great, and what gives us our strength.
We will work to ensure that this event will not divide us; we will use it bring us closer together and make us stronger every day.
Your Sammamish City Council
Christie Malchow, Mayor
Karen Moran, Deputy Mayor
Jason Ritchie, Councilmember
Ramiro Valderrama, Councilmember
Chris Ross, Councilmember
Tom Hornish, Councilmember
Pam Stuart, Councilmember
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