Council creates comp plan steering group

The Bainbridge Island City Council approved the creation of a steering committee at its meeting Monday to help guide the update of the city’s comprehensive plan, the policy document that will help guide growth and development on Bainbridge over the next two decades.

The Navigate Bainbridge Steering Committee will be made up of three council members and three planning commissioners and will work closely with city staff to help guide the update process.

The council members will be Mayor Anne Blair, Councilwoman Sarah Blossom and Councilman Val Tollefson. The planning commissioners will be Mack Pearl, Maradel Gale and Mike Lewars.

The first job for the steering committee is to work with city staff on developing the preliminary components of the public participation plan. This plan will be presented to the community for feedback at the next public meeting being held at

7 p.m. Thursday,

Sept. 11 during the regularly scheduled planning commission meeting in council chambers at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

For more information on the comprehensive plan update, and how to be involved, visit

People can sign-up to receive updates by visiting and choosing Navigate Bainbridge.

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