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Vital service should stay on Bainbridge | Letters | Oct. 29

As owner of the buildings that the Municipal Court occupies in Rolling Bay, I want to say that we have had a very good relationship during the last 20 years with the staff; all of them are outstanding people.

Last week at the council meeting, we saw democracy at its worst.

In the course of three consecutive weeks of meetings, over 30 people spoke passionately about their reasons for keeping the court on the island and why it was so important.

The people in the crowd listened to the city’s presentation and then spoke. Not one person spoke in favor of relocating the court. They were passionate about the issue, but they weren’t listened to.

I would like to thank all citizens who came out to support the court staying on Bainbridge Island.

This is not about cost savings since the intangible costs of moving instead of staying can be swayed in either direction.

I’ve lived on the island for 43 years and still love it. But are you being represented the way you should be? This should be a citizens’ decision. Let’s have a vote.

Let’s be democratic and see what the majority really wants. This is really worth some thought. Keep your court and any other vital services here at home.

Tord Vestman

Bainbridge Island

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