Credibility loss for the council | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

We are among the thousands of islanders who oppose the 305 bridge and were shocked to hear about city council’s flip-flop on Tuesday.

On paper, connecting west and east neighborhoods sounds great. This goal is often cited by advocates of the bridge.

But how many proponents have actually walked in the area east of the proposed bridge? A huge obstacle exists for any easy route to the Wing Point and Ferncliff areas: the deep and wild Winslow Ravine.

Will these same advocates soon pressure Bainbridge city government to build a second bridge, or to pave over part of the ravine?

How many more trees and shrubs will be sacrificed to this “visionary” project? How many more dollars will be spent?

And incidentally, how much credibility will this council have lost with the voters who elected them?

ALISON AND FREDERICK KETTERING

Bainbridge Island

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