To the editor:
The Bainbridge Island City Council is asking taxpayers to approve their so-called SAFE Levy which will bring in at $15 million. While the city is proposing the levy, they haven’t provided any specific projects with a detailed estimate of their cost.
While I am not opposed to making our roadways and walkways more easily travelable, I am definitely not in favor of “slush funds” with no specifics. All we have to do is gaze at the power lines running through Winslow to remind us of what happens when funds are not specifically allocated to closely monitored projects.
Furthermore, the proposed funds would be better spent on renovating the police and court facilities which are in need of upgrading.
With the foregoing in mind, I urge my fellow citizens to reject this levy and wait until a more specific and well-planned proposal is put on the table.