Update & Zoom Townhall One info

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

Meet the Candidate

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

18 August 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-6:29pm – the 59-minute meeting

Please get vaccinated. Until most of us are vaccinated, young people are at risk. Children were generally more immune in the first three or four waves of Covid. We got used to that. Now 14 year old kids are on ventilators. We’re seeing healthy 35 year olds cough, sicken, and die in days. Even a … Continue reading 18 August 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-6:29pm – the 59-minute meeting

28 July 2021 City Council Study Session: 5pm – 6:55pm

Iverson’s proposal for Warren Ave Bridge liked by Council -- but didn’t make it to Public Works design. Iverson proposed single 14-foot wide non-motorized lane for Warren Ave Bridge, Council was enthusiastic, asked for feasibility study but Grover, new Project Mgr – A woman! A PW official who’s a woman! – says her design team … Continue reading 28 July 2021 City Council Study Session: 5pm – 6:55pm

21 July 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-?pm

Why so many Public Works items? Budget overruns. Supply chain disruptions. Staff shortages. No magic return to February 2020. Green bike lanes and TWO! Ped refuge islands for Kitsap Way, one at 11th, one at Brother Don’s. 87% paid for by grants, yay PW grantwriters. Marine Dr water main replacement to get a contractor for … Continue reading 21 July 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-?pm

7 July 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-7:45pm.

Very Public Works evening except a woman - YES! FIRST!!- was appointed Bremerton City Attorney. 6-year transportation improvement plan (TIP) approved after public hearing. Profit from redlight cameras to go to Transportation Capital Projects Fund, i.e., the projects outlined in TIP will get $200-$400K extra funding, unless Council decides to exercise their oversight. Which means … Continue reading 7 July 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-7:45pm.

23 June 2021 City Council Study Session, 5-~7:50pm: The Too Darn Hot Meeting

Delays, digressions, irrelevancies, technical difficulties. Too Darn Hot. Everything moved to General Business except Oyster Bay Sewer Upgrades, where costs have gone up, but a mere $50K and all covered by "the loan" so no worries. Mottner's promotion at DPW delayed once more; In-person meetings could resume soon; Marine Drive $2.2M water main replacement contract … Continue reading 23 June 2021 City Council Study Session, 5-~7:50pm: The Too Darn Hot Meeting

16 June 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-8:03pm

Juneteenth is officially a City holiday! Over objections from Simpson & members of public, not because they're racist, oh no no no, just fiscal conservatives. Same group deplored "bureaucrats" being added to our tax burden, i.e., new hires. Runyon comments "we gotta hire more people because we don't have enough people to do all the … Continue reading 16 June 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-8:03pm

10 June 2021 City Council Study Session, 5-7:48pm

Juneteenth to be a City holiday! Otherwise, a geek's delight session of infrastructure and re-organization. PSE has a plan to go beyond net zero carbon by 2045 & announces 2021 Covid Assistance, $2.5K bill assistance for low-income customers. Infrastructure: sidewalk construction along 6th, Warren to Pacific; Mottner to fill new FTE, Internal Services Mgr at … Continue reading 10 June 2021 City Council Study Session, 5-7:48pm

2 June 2021 Council General Meeting, 5:30-6:45

Hot weather, short meeting. Building permit activity is twice highest previous year in just 1st 5 months. Transport grant accepted, new landscape contractor ok'd. Boundary lines & lot size averaging ok'd 5-1, Simpson objecting. Narrower manufactured homes (19' wide) accepted. Simpson warns Council not to get on the wrong side of some legal monass [sic] … Continue reading 2 June 2021 Council General Meeting, 5:30-6:45

28 April 2021, City Council Study Session

Debate over government's role: to protect the individual's money and rights, or to protect their welfare and community well-being? DPW asks for more FTEs to relieve chronic overwork as our city expands; two Councilors demand less government, i.e., just say No to permanent workers. Kitsap Lake making surprisingly fast recovery with mostly non-toxic measures. Oyster … Continue reading 28 April 2021, City Council Study Session