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- Aug 18, 2011 at 6:31PM
The council asked city staff to prepare an ordinance to reduce all water rates across the board by 25 percent. This comes after last week's Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) decision that the city should reduce water rates and/or issue a refund to ratepayers immediately.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 6:30PM
The decision to make Bauer permanent did not change anything in her contract, however, it added two extra months of severance pay to a maximum of six months. Bauer is an at-will employee, meaning she can be terminated at any time, for almost any reason. Bauer makes approximate $150,000 annually.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 4:57PM
Linda Brandt’s moment of truth came on a Saturday a couple of years ago when she saw a pizza-delivery car nearly smack a mother of two pushing a double-wide stroller down Madrone Lane from the Farmers’ Market.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 4:59PM
The State Supreme Court released a ruling Thursday that reverses decisions made by two separate superior court orders involving the withholding of public information stemming from a 2007 traffic stop of Bainbridge Island residents by an island police officer.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 3:40PM
How quickly we forget. In 1994 we islanders approved becoming a city so we could control our own destiny. Home rule was the gold standard that people voted for.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 3:38PM
As a land-locked property owner who owns only a canoe, I have no direct interest in the Bainbridge Island shoreline property issues.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 3:37PM
I have two thoughts about the re-opening of Winslow Way.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 3:36PM
Why is City Hall and Winslow Street Smarts so apologetic to and for the construction going on in our face?
- Aug 18, 2011 at 3:35PM
While the street work in Winslow continues to be quite the ordeal, it might also provide a rare opportunity to make lemonade out of lemons.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 3:34PM
Our new council-manager form of government has reached an important milestone. On Aug. 10, Brenda Bauer became Bainbridge Island’s first city manager. Since June 2010, Ms. Bauer has worked with the council and staff to address the city’s financial crisis by cutting expenditures and increasing reserves. Today, the city is poised to begin a new chapter to improve its governance.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 3:33PM
Fortunately, the Review’s office is returning (as you read this) to the downtown area after being located in a Day Road industrial park for four years. The move from The Pavilion occurred in 2007 when Sound Publishing (our corporate parent) shifted its headquarters to Poulsbo and left vacant the second story of the building containing Sound’s press and pre-press operations.
- Aug 17, 2011 at 5:23PM
3-car accident on SR-305 south of Agate Pass Bridge
- Aug 20, 2011 at 12:00PM
How to avoid political debates.
- Aug 20, 2011 at 12:00PM
Hold on to your boots —the annual event kicks off Aug. 24.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 11:00AM
The cost of school supplies can be a financial burden for some families.
- Aug 16, 2011 at 8:00PM updated at 10:08PM
So far in the unofficial primary vote tally for Bainbridge Island City Council seats, Barry Peters and Steven Bonkowski will face off in the general election, while David Ward and Joe Levan will move on in the Central Ward. From the central ward David Ward and Joe Levan beat out the two other opponents to collect the most votes in the primary race.
- Aug 16, 2011 at 1:14PM
We are writing to urge Bainbridge Islanders to vote for Barry Peters for City Council. There are always a number of island challenges to be met. Always there will be strongly held differing viewpoints on how these challenges will be addressed. How we make decisions matters.
- Aug 16, 2011 at 1:13PM
I work very hard not to involve myself in politics. But it doesn't take a genius to see that our city government is struggling, and basic community needs are not being met.
- Aug 16, 2011 at 1:10PM
Kudos to our city's council, administration and staff for a remarkable accomplishment. Now we can get on with addressing the urgent challenges we face in a considered, cost effective and sustainable way. On Aug. 16, island voters have the opportunity to vote to re-elect Barry Peters, one of the council members who has played a key role in this achievement
- Aug 16, 2011 at 1:08PM
In the at-large City Council position I would like to state my support for Kimberly Hendrickson, who has an impressive background in political science and urban affairs and has been published in academic journals.
- Aug 16, 2011 at 1:03PM
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a successful businessman on the City Council? A businessman who can work collaboratively and yet who, after reviewing information, can make decisions. Steve Bonkowski is that person.
- Aug 12, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Aug 15, 2011 at 5:12PM
Response to airline woes; Experiences shared and a clarification about airplane air.
- Aug 11, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Aug 15, 2011 at 12:14PM
The body of Dale Macomber, son of renowned Port Orchard author Debbie Macomber, was found in South Kitsap on Thursday morning, two days after a missing person report was filed.
- Aug 12, 2011 at 11:43AM
UAC wants a rate reduction and/or refund to city water utility ratepayers.
- Aug 11, 2011 at 5:00PM updated Aug 12, 2011 at 10:49AM
City Council candidates have preached goals of stimulating new business on the island, current city staff say the city needs new revenue streams and the current City Council is preparing to pass an updated land use code. Yet island business folks are faced with their own sets of needs.
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