1 Dec 2021 General Meeting: 5:30-8:20pm, The Meeting Where the Better Angels of our Nature Almost Prevailed.

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.

17 Nov 2021, City Council General – 5:30-7 ish

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

3 Nov 21 General Council Meeting – 5:30-6:39

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

27 October 2021 City Council Study Session

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

20 Oct 2021 City Council General Meeting – 5:30-some time after 8:45pm

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

City Council October 1-13: The Most Minimal Reporting

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

6 October 2021 General Meeting – Communism’s Dark Threat Unveiled.

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.

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

8 September 2021 City Council Study Session, 5- 5:22pm. The Most Minimal Meeting

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

1 September 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-8:20pm

Council moves to urge Mayor to appoint Tom Wolfe as BPD Chief. New police contract approved. Drive-throughs in neighborhoods approved. Simpson claims that “lockdowns don’t work because it didn’t stop the spread of this stuff”. He supports people who have questions about masks and vaccination, but is ok with people wearing masks and getting vaccinated … Continue reading 1 September 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30-8:20pm

25 August 2021 City Council Study Session – the Effluent Bombshell Meeting

City sewage treatment center releases TEN TIMES above allowable levels of nitrogen effluent. Aging sewage / wastewater system can’t comply with WA Dept of Ecology standards. $200M or more to bring us into compliance. (Item C) Public Hearing 9/1 on Amendment to Allow Drive-Throughs. Planning Commission and DCD believe we need more drive-throughs in Bremerton. … Continue reading 25 August 2021 City Council Study Session – the Effluent Bombshell Meeting

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

4 August 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30 PM – 8:04pm

Half of this meeting occupied by Councilor & public attempts to re-design projects already approved, up for cost overrun approval (5A, Warren/Wheaton & Kitsap Way); feasibility study for Warren Ave bridge ped/bike/wheelchair lane (5B) – and this one’s 100% grant-funded!; and road painting & bike signal installation downtown & along Austin Way (5C). Clarity on … Continue reading 4 August 2021 City Council General Meeting, 5:30 PM – 8:04pm

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