Anjuman E-Burhani community center


Today’s guest post is from Overlake resident Eugene Zakhareyev regarding a proposed community center in Overlake.



Those that follow the city planning may remember the project from 2014: the proposal to build a mosque and community center in residential neighborhood in Overlake. Back then, the residents asked lots of questions and had few concerns related to the scale of the proposed development, its parking and traffic impacts and future growth.

Here is a short update I wanted to share. There is a community meeting on 27th of February, at 6:45 PM in the City Hall. The city and the applicant will discuss the status and further steps for Anjuman E-Burhani community center proposal. The city position is that it answered all questions and addressed all concerns (if you want to know more, the document is available here .

Our neighborhood position is that unfortunately the city responses did not address the concerns expressed. As an illustration, the applicant even decreased number of parking stalls (from original 42 to 36), and the city still believes that the location across from Microsoft campus on exit ramp to WA-520 is suitable enough for proposed 22,657 SF structure and will have negligible impact on the neighborhood. You can read more here 

If you want to support the residents of Overlake or just would like to know more about the projects being approved by the city, please join us at the community meeting on 27th at the City Hall.

We also would love to see our elected officials, namely our respected Councilmembers and the Mayor at the meeting.

My thanks to Eugene and other Redmond residents who continue to take the time to read through documents, attending meetings and let the council, Mayor and city know their views on the processes in Redmond.

I urge you to attend the meeting on February 27th and voice your opinion.  You can also call or email the Council or Mayor:

Name: David Carson
Phone: 425-556-2113



“Did You Know” Series, Vol. 2


Lake Washington School District Student to teacher ratio targets are:

K-1  20 Students
2-3  25 Students
4-5  27 Students
6-8  30 Students
9-12  32 Students

As shown in Appendix A, the district’s overall total capacity is 27,976, including permanent capacity of 24,817and 3,159 in relocatables. Student headcount enrollment as of October 1, 2014 was 26,492.

Capacity for the Education Hill Elementary Schools are:

Einstein    575
Mann         598
Redmond 644
Rockwell  690

(includes Portable classrooms)

From the Capital Facility Plan Appendix A

Redmond City Council Interviews for Position #4 vacancy


Interviews held Saturday, February 11th, 2017.

  • 13 applicants
  • Interviews 1:00 – 5 PM; 20 minutes allowed; 3 questions randomly generated
  • Four Men
  • 9 Women
  • 5 applicants are currently serving in Volunteer Committee/Commissions for City of Redmond
    • Human Services Commission, Planning Commission (2), Parks & Trails Commission, Arts Commission
  • 5 applicants employed by Microsoft



  • Stephanie Monk
  • Sue Stewart
  • Paige Norman
  • Tim Heuer
  • Roy Captain
  • Terrel Joanna Lefferts
  • Sherri Nichols
  • Amy Mayes
  • Stephanie Rodriguez
  • Tracy Sullivan Prock
  • AJ Taylor
  • Tanika Kumar Padhye
  • Osama Hamdan


Council will review and discuss applicants in a special meeting (open to public) held February 21st, 5:30-7:30.  Finalists will be announced at Study session on February 21st.

Final interviews of finalists will be held March 7th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  This will be special meeting format, open to the public.  Council will vote on finalists; must receive 4 or more votes to be approved.  Final applicant chosen will be voted in at Council Business Meeting on March 7th, 7:30 PM and begin service that evening.

Term will be valid until December 31, 2017.

Redmond Reporter Article