Tirman will be the one who listens | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

Remember the Island Power debacle? The group urged the city to spend tens of millions of dollars on a hostile takeover of PSE’s electric facilities. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed, and the council unanimously rejected a takeover — but not until it had forked out $100,000 in taxpayer dollars for a flawed feasibility study.

Two candidates are running for the council’s South Ward seat. One candidate, Matt Tirman, didn’t support Island Power’s proposal. He told the Kitsap Sun this month that the proposal “never made fiscal sense.”

The other candidate, Ted Jones, is an Island Power Board member. He and his board colleagues pushed for the $100,000 study; defended the study even after its numerous flaws were exposed; and ignored the overwhelming opposition on the island to a hostile takeover.

Given these facts, who do you expect will exercise fiscal restraint on council? And who do you expect will listen to his constituents?

I’m voting for Matt Tirman.

DAVID JOHNSON

Bainbridge Island

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