All of us on Bainbridge Island depend on healthy marine shorelines and the near-shore environment, whether for bird watching, beachcombing, fishing, shellfish harvesting, or shoreline stability for our homes and other structures. Together we need to come to a common understanding of the importance of a healthy, stable shoreline from an ecological and a human perspective.
Let me get this straight: Bainbridge Disposal now wants to charge me even more to recycle, while cutting the service in half? What do they think they are, an airline? In Seattle, curbside recycling is mandatory; on Bainbridge, it’s punitive. Why not make the people who don’t recycle pay more?
You, the editor of the Review, altered a letter to the editor by my husband, Captain James Olsen, published Saturday the 5th by adding my name as a parenthetical to the body of that letter.
Tasked by the Bainbridge Island City Council to develop a funding package for the once $20 million and now $13 million Streetscape project, city administration is assigning most of the costs ($7.4 million) to utility customers. In addition, all island residents would contribute $5 million through non-voted council bonds which leaves $3.6 million unfunded for undergrounding power. Funding for the street amenities (trees, furniture, etc.) is being postponed to future conversations.