Bainbridge Island Review


Examples of politics at its worst on Bainbridge | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

July 8, 2013 · Updated 9:07 AM

To the editor:

I applaud you on your last two editorials regarding our city council and the questionable governance processes that have been used by some council members pushing for certain water utility changes (such as Mayor Bonkowksi and David Ward).

In both columns, you hit a bull’s eye.

By contrast, council members Scales, Hytopoulos and Blair have tried their hardest to bring reason and common sense to the council meetings but have been constantly ignored.

It only makes sense to study our city’s water utility rate structure and capital projects needs carefully and to let City Manager Schulze do his job. Trying to pass proposed cuts (as the mayor and Mr. Ward have tried to do) on a date when our city manager wouldn’t be available to attend the meeting is outrageous. It appears that certain council members are saying in essence that we really do not need a city manager. Ramrodding political agendas through when a council member and the city manager are expected to be away is politics at its worst.

Please stop this dysfunctional way of doing business.


Bainbridge Island


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