Candidate Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers
This page includes questions asked by candidates running for Sammamish City Council and the responses provided by City staff. Candidates may email questions to Mike Sugg, Supervising Management Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org(External link).
When and where are City Council meetings held?
Regular City Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, with a study session on the second Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Meeting information is available on the Sammamish CivicWeb portal(External link).
May a campaign distribute pamphlets or other literature on private property?
Yes, if the literature is distributed in one of the following ways:
- Placed in the hand of the intended recipient;
- Bound, folded, boxed or weighted in such a manner that the material cannot be blown away, scattered, or otherwise fragmented by weather conditions and/or normal pedestrian or vehicular traffic; or
- Deposited on the premises for which it is intended by being tied to, affixed, or slipped over a doorknob or other protrusion, or placed through a slot or opening in a front entry door or within a receptacle for such items located upon the property, or placed on the front porch next to the front entry door; provided, however, the item being distributed first shall have been rolled up and secured with a rubber band or in some other manner so as to prevent the materials from being blown away, scattered, or otherwise fragmented by weather conditions and/or normal pedestrian or vehicular traffic. As used in this section, “receptacle” means a container made of a stiff material containing the words “For Papers,” or similar words.
Sammamish Municipal Code Chapter 5.45(External link) regulates the delivery of unsolicited or unsubscribed literature on private property. Candidates are exempt from these regulations if their literature is distributed as described above (see code sections 5.45.050 SMC(External link) and 5.45.060 SMC(External link)).