The troubles in the government of the City of Bainbridge Island should be looked upon by the City of Port Orchard as a cautionary tale.
Since several years of fundamental reforms lie ahead for public schools, the South Kitsap School District administration and residents living within the district should prepare by considering what principles they hold dear.
With the new year approaching, it’s time to start considering what resolutions we each will make.
In addition to this introspective approach of picking personal improvement goals, the times call for the more serious task of picking goals that involve an impact on society.
If ordinary folks are going to make decisions affecting the budgets of local and state government, shouldn’t there be what could be called common sense budgeting that almost anyone can understand?
Getting voter approval of a property tax increase to pay for health and human services programs in Kitsap County might be easier if there were specific programs or projects that could be funded with the increased revenue.
Maybe the property tax system isn’t a high priority issue for the Port Orchard mayoral candidates to be debating during the campaign, but it does give observers a chance to see whether there is a meaningful difference in personal styles.
Deciding whether to approve formation of a regional fire protection service authority to serve South Kitsap (including Port Orchard) and Bremerton requires consideration of more than the immediate steps to put the regional authority into operation.