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Buetow has earned our vote for the city council | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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To the editor:

We support Arlene Buetow for Bainbridge Island City Council because of her exceptional skillset and community perspective, and because we’ve seen first hand what Arlene can do.

You’ve heard about her work as a member, and current chair of council’s Utility Advisory Committee. This committee is tasked with identifying information that can inform council of ways that the city might better serve its utility ratepayers. The plus for us has been a 64 percent reduction in our water utility bill. We know Arlene helped make that possible. We’re hoping stormwater rate adjustments might be next.

Then, 18 months ago Arlene was elected chairwoman of our Tiffany Meadows Homeowners Association. For the first time since we’ve lived here, our homeowner dues were actually reduced by more than

10 percent. With her training as an economist and adeptness with numbers, she identified two significant cost savings options beneficial to all our residents.

Clearly Arlene will be able to hit the ground running concerning issues that are of the greatest concern to folks on Bainbridge – how our monies are being spent, and assuring fairness and equity for all. She’s proven she can do it. Please join us in supporting Arlene Buetow.

JAY AND ERNESTINA SCHWARTZMAN

ED AND LORI BANCROFT

Bainbridge Island

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