Not only are we getting a second Behavioral Health Navigator, as funded by 2022 Budget, $50K of their salary will be grant-funded. Waste Management is compassionated for the many complaints they’re being subjected to. WSDOT Ferries are also objects of our compassion. Chamberlin notes that pick-up delays have resulted in garbage strewn over all roads … Continue reading 19 Jan 2022 City Council General: 5:30-7-ish.
Good news! Election season has definitely begun — first of my signs was stolen.If you have a sign, please put it up. If you want a sign, email me & I’ll install.Ballots will drop Jan 21st. I’m asking you to talk to neighbors, remind them there’s an election & this one actually counts. Also, I … Continue reading Campaign Update 14 Jan 2022
Goodnow Pres., Daugs VP. Derek Kilmer talks infrastructure for 40 minutes, describing the gold in them thar bills. Mayor claims that people had nothing but praise for snow-removal during Ice Week. This was not my experience or the experience of anyone I know. The City is appealing DOE's General Nutrient Permit, instead of spending big … Continue reading City Council General Meeting 5 January 2022: The Effluent Bombshell Briefly Resurfaces
Summary will come soon. Left arm not working after laying floorboards in kitchen yesterday. 2. MAYOR’S REPORT Appreciate everyone’s work. We’re at 86.3 cases/100K, vaccination 71.2% of pop have initiated (emphasis mine) vaccination. We’re prepared for inclement weather. The Street and Sidewalk program mean there are more employees available to be trained for snow removal … Continue reading 15 Dec Council General Mtg – 5:30-7:55pm, The Stormwater, Wastewater, Sewage Meeting
Changes to Floodplain Mgmt met with indifference tinged with resentment: tacit response was, why does Government have to interfere with our god-given right to use our land however we see fit? Other whinging: why do we have to keep paying $30K/yr for a Salvation Army security guard? (Item A6) IMHO, Possible reasons why we should … Continue reading 8 DECEMBER 2021 CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION: 5:00 PM – 6:55pm, The get your geek on meeting
A tough defeat. Although many people spoke and wrote to Council, Lusignan Forestry contract renewed. At no time did City acknowledge that cutting 97% of volume equals a clear-cut. And, apparently, the clear-cutting is already happening, this contract is just a renewal. So a forest of large trees, 32”->42” wide, directly above the reservoir, will … Continue reading 1 Dec 2021 General Meeting: 5:30-8:20pm, The Meeting Where the Better Angels of our Nature Almost Prevailed.
This is an email I received from Director Cami Apfelbeck, answering my questions at 6:00 this morning. Very much NOT a slacker, Dir. Apfelbeck. My original questions are in italic, for your reading pleasure. As of 12:45pm, I've reviewed it after 3 readings. My comments are in bold italic, following Cami's responses. "Good morning, Anna: … Continue reading Lusignan Forestry Update 12/1
Lusignan Forestry will clear-cut 20.3 acres of 70 year old watershed forest, directly above reservoir. I received Forest Plan and map of watershed roads this morning. Here are my questions to Public Works after review, and the Forest Plan and map, as attachments to today's email from Public Records: Dear Dirs Apfelbeck & Knuckey, My … Continue reading Lusignan Forestry Update 11/29
New election in District Six on Feb 8, 2022. Budget approved, Simpson opposing. Lobbyist re-hired, Simpson opposing with remarkable outburst on lobbying as “morally objectionable” and “a secret way to tax the people”. Annual ordinance authorizing City to collect property taxes approved, Simpson opposing. More $$ for rental assistance from CDBG grants. Parks will get … Continue reading 17 Nov 2021, City Council General – 5:30-7 ish
Dear Supporters,Thank you for all your kindness, friendship, and support in this campaign. With your backing, I am only 3 votes behind my opponent, and there are still ballots to count. I’m really grateful for everything you did to bring a progressive, representative voice to Bremerton City Council. You believe in me. You cooked soup … Continue reading The adventure continues …
As of 5pm last night, I'm one vote behind the opponent. Unless our margin is greater than 37 votes, pretty unlikely at this point, Kitsap Auditor will call for a new election. This will probably be in February. I will have run FOUR times for this position! Primary and general in 2019; general in 2021; … Continue reading Sometimes you just have to laugh
I got my Covid booster shot at 6pm, earliest post-election appt I could get. There were holdups, so I missed almost the entire meeting, which ended at 6:39. Synchronistically, I arrived just in time for Simpson to speak. Here's what he said, followed by my rebuttal of his facts and logic: 18:31:36 – Mike Simpson … Continue reading 3 Nov 21 General Council Meeting – 5:30-6:39
First Public Hearing on Budget is Nov 3. The workshops are all happening right now, you can review the first two presentations at https://www.bremertonwa.gov/1267/2022-Proposed-Annual-Budget. Final Budget Workshop is Nov 1. Zero increases to utilities in 2022! Except General Utilities charge, which is codified to rise 2.7%. Why? ARPA paid for capital improvements AND City did … Continue reading 27 October 2021 City Council Study Session
Roy Runyon confirms no systemic racism against white men in Bremerton. Callow Ave area to allow light industrial uses, like block-long plant at 1123 N Wycoff that is naval contractor. Though Bremerton voters went to meetings, hearings, and walks & formed a vision for Charleston Area, a 4-block-wide corridor with Callow Ave as its spine … Continue reading 20 Oct 2021 City Council General Meeting – 5:30-some time after 8:45pm
Important Public Hearing 10/20! Details below. Council reports have been sketchy, I know. I've been busy. My opponent is a daily inspiration to me. I'm taking every daylight hour I can to walk up to voters' doors, knock, and ask them about their hopes and concerns for Bremerton. Streets and homelessness. Over 1400 doors and … Continue reading City Council October 1-13: The Most Minimal Reporting
Simpson warns that communism is the #1 killer – over 100 million – and we shouldn’t let it happen here. He comes out strong for My Body, My Choice … but I’m pretty sure that only applies to vaccines. In reality-based actions, (5A) Lt Elton explains that BPD is not purchasing any militarized equipment through … Continue reading 6 October 2021 General Meeting – Communism’s Dark Threat Unveiled.
I scheduled 6 public meetings. I'm canceling the last two, 10/3 & 10/4, since attendance was zero at the first four. I'll use the time to meet District 6 at front doors -- Upper Phinney Ridge and upper (above 24th St) Lafayette, Stevens, Snyder, and Veldee Streets in the next few days, as well as … Continue reading 3-5 October 2021
I've missed a couple of Council meetings while campaigning hard. Sorry. Back on track in October. Tonight at 5pm Council meets for a special study session, briefing by WA-DOH on Certificate of Need. Also tonight, at 5:30pm, is my Zoom Townhall One. Here's the link: https://zoom.us/j/94760268470?pwd=VWFRZWtPQ2g4Vk5tMEpib3FrSE1ldz09. District Six, tell me your hopes and concerns. Help … Continue reading Update & Zoom Townhall One info
Come meet me, in person or on Zoom. Tell me your hopes and concerns for Bremerton. Help me represent you. Schedule: 9/25 Matan Park 11 am - 12:30 pm 9/26 Lulu Haddon Park 11 am - 12:30 pm 9/29 Zoom Townhall* 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 10/2 Evergreen Park (So. pavilions) 11 am – 12:30 … Continue reading Meet the Candidate
No summary for this 22-minute meeting. Vice-President Daugs was Acting President, as Council President Gorman was absent. A. BRIEFINGS on AGENDA BILL ITEM 1. Confirm Reappointment of Benjamin Burnette to the Parks & Recreation Commission Moved to Consent Agenda 2. Confirm Appointment of Andre Henderson to the Bremerton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Moved to … Continue reading 8 September 2021 City Council Study Session, 5- 5:22pm. The Most Minimal Meeting