I asked Dee what she thought about the Strawberry Park/Cannery Cove debate. Below is her answer. (The picture is by Judie Elfendahl -thanks Judie- and came from a different email). What are the other candidates and elected officials thinking?
My first concern about the Cannery Cove issue is
how one city employee, with no apparent public input and no apparent
permission from the council to seek a grant, could spend 2 years working on a
proposal, secure a grant, and THEN present it to the public as a fait accompli.
Apparently, the grant money is once again being used as a weapon against the
public...'how dare we turn this down, it's being paid for by someone
Debbi is a candidate for Council for the Central Ward: she has her blog and her official campaign site running. Voice of Bainbridge endorses Debbi as we know her deep commitment for the island: she cares for the people and the quality of our environment, especially the trees that need us to speak out for them. If the trees could talk we are sure they would endorse Debbi.
Bob writes about what he considers the most important issues facing Bainbridge Island and what he would propose to do if elected to the Council. Here is a reminder of what he was writing in April 2008.
His campaign site is here. He is a candidate for the North Ward.
The Bainbridge Word criticizes the Review for publishing a full page ad (on
page 2 of this saturday issue) paid for by Jeffrey Sneller* to attack City Council candidate Kim Brackett. The tone and content of the text is quite aggressive and who knows if it is within what it is legally acceptable to publish. I bet that this ad will backfire against its author's wishes and stimulate support for Kim Brackett. The Review also published on page 5 a much smaller ad in favor of Kim Brackett. I Wonder if they knew about the ad on page 2...
CarolAnn Barrows, Lauren Sato Ellis, John Waldo, Blill Knobloch are the 4 candidates for the Central Ward. They have created very traditional web1.0 websites where visitors cannot comment and question but with the ultra-traditional restricted form. It would have been so much easier to open blogs.