What's next for Quality Bainbridge
Quality Bainbridge
In this year's local elections, Island voters elected the Quality Bainbridge endorsed candidates for City Council and School Board by very decisive margins.

Val Tollefson portraitVal Tollefson
Elected to City Council

Wayne Roth portrait
Wayne Roth
Elected to City Council Roth

Roger Townsend headshotRoger Townsend
Elected to City Council

Mike Spence
Mike Spence
Re-elected to School Board

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Dear Kathleen,

With the elections over, you may be wondering what is next for Quality Bainbridge? 

We formed for two reasons: 
  • To provide an ongoing alternative voice to the “complaint line” that was blasting emails over our island.  
  • To support candidates for local public institutions who bring skills, experience and commitment to implement policy reflecting the values so many islanders hold dear.
Now that we have been successful in helping good candidates get elected, we’ll focus our efforts on providing factual information regarding various Island public agencies and organizations.  There is a lot going on in various groups here and it can be difficult to keep track of all the issues.

Our hope is to inform ourselves and our readers in a way that allows us to have a deeper understanding of key issues when we act and vote. We don’t intend to compete with the news reporting resources on our island, but rather to become a go-to source for facts about the issues that are or will soon be facing our community.

Here are some of the issues we may explore:
  • What are the functions of the Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG), which meets regularly to coordinate activities among our island's five taxing districts? 
  • How is storm water managed on the island and what are the challenges?  
  • Water quality and quantity are important for all of us to understand, since we are dependent on a sole-source aquifer.  What efforts are being made to address both?
  • There is a possibility of a combined facility for the city police and the fire district. Is it a good idea, or are there inherent problems that would need to be overcome?
  • What will be the process for updating our city’s comprehensive plan in the next year or two?  How can the public best be involved in that process?
  • What can and should be the role of the city in improving cell phone service and broadband internet connectivity on the island?
Persons with expertise in various areas of interest to our citizens may submit or be invited to submit articles exploring these topics. Stories submitted will be reviewed by the Quality Bainbridge Editorial Committee and published if they fit our mission.  We will also continue to work with our elected officials to promote the values that are important to the majority of our citizens.

We hope you will stay with us -- reading our eNewsletters, visiting our website and checking our Facebook page -- as we move into the next phase of Quality Bainbridge.

With hope and optimism,
The Steering Committee of Quality Bainbridge

The QB Steering Committee members are: John Ellis (Pres.), Gloria Sayler (VP), Kathy Dunn, Maradel Gale, Juliet LeDorze, Barry Peters, Randal Samstag and Delight Willing.

All are local Bainbridge residents who want to preserve our island’s character and its shared values such as: a beautiful and conserved environment, safe neighborhoods and good schools for families, good and smart governance with local control, a thriving local economy (Shop Local!), maintenance of our roads and other infrastructure, and a good quality of life for all residents.

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PO Box 10129
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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