Talk turns to growth on island

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:58am
  • Life

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation returns to the Bainbridge Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24.

The Salon, a free monthly discussion group, meets on the fourth Friday of the month for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialog. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. Organizers note Salon conversations are energizing, fun and thought-provoking.

The next topic is: “The Special Character of Bainbridge Island. What is it and how are we preserving it?”

People are moving to Bainbridge because of the special character enjoyed by many who live here. Growth brings inevitable change: increased development, traffic, and a higher cost of living. The big question: Can we avoid our island paradise becoming another busy suburb of Seattle?

For a head start on the discussion, read the vision and guiding principles for the city’s comprehensive plan, the document that guides growth and development on the island, this link (

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