Pollock is advocate on environmental issues | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

It’s another city council election, and again we are fighting to maintain support for the Comprehensive Plan. That’s why I’m urging you to vote for Michael Pollock, a steadfast and strong supporter of the plan.

For years the plan languished, with few provisions codified into our zoning laws. Recently we’ve made good progress. That has been shattered by the counsel’s Aug. 27 4-3 decision to add a whopping 100 units onto the corner of Sportsman Club and New Brooklyn Roads. The property is not zoned for anything close to 100 units. This violates the Comprehensive Plan, which wisely states that high-density development should occur within the Winslow Core.

With this decision, the four councilmembers are setting a precedent — include some affordable housing, and developers are entitled to conditional use permits to develop land across this island for high-density development. Our beauty, our easy-going way of life, our open spaces will quickly disappear. Our navigable roads are already disappearing. Urban stress and density are taking over.

Pollock’s opponent, who sits on council, advocated for high-density development outside the core. She has a blatant disregard for the Comprehensive Plan.

It’s a clear choice. Pollock has been on the council before, and he initiated several ordinances and cooperatively helped with others. He’s a scientist with NOAA, and he puts climate change concerns first and knows how to advocate for environmental issues.

People, please support Bainbridge with a vote for Michael Pollock.


Bainbridge Island

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