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Approval makes financial sense | Letters | May 15

With the election date fast closing in, I’d like to encourage folks to mark “yes” for council-manager and for schools on their ballots.

The Bainbridge Island School District’s implementation of its long-range plan allows the costs of the much-needed infrastructure repairs and replacement of Wilkes to occur as costs of another school bond are ending.

These upgrades will save the district maintenance and operating expenses and allow scarce M&O funds to be used for programs and teacher retention.

The council-manager form, too, will save tax dollars in the future. Historically, cities governed by elected councilors, with staff overseen by a hired manager, operate with 30 percent more efficiency.

Elise Wright

Vote’09 Campaign

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