When the Washington State Legislature reconvenes in a few weeks, residents of South Kitsap can once again cringe while awaiting the output.
Will our lawmakers heed our wishes as expressed in two elections and leave the passenger-only ferry (POF) idea alone?
None too soon, the Port of Bremerton commissioners decided to take a second look at the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development project (SEED).
While there are people who support SEED with an almost religious fervor, it is probably safe to say that most people are reluctant to foot the bill on faith alone.
Once in a while, it does a soul good to keep an eye peeled for signs that our local government officials are using common sense when considering one or another proposal.
Change can be a wonderful thing — or not, depending on the nature of the change and the probable outcome.
Most residents of South Kitsap will receive a pleasant surprise when their property tax bills arrive in the near future.
As usual, last summer’s notices of increases in assessed values prompted cries of dismay and anger from people who assumed their tax bills would rise at the same rate as their assessed values.
Unless voters in Kitsap County who have no declared party affiliation want to be left entirely out of future presidential primary elections, they need to do more than toss their ballots in the trash or mail them without declaring a party on the ballot envelope.
Unlike the previous presidential primary elections in 1996 and 2000, the ballots of nonaffiliated voters (who usually call themselves independents) were not even counted this year.
The job our county officials have done on the proposed general fund budget for 2008 seems too good to be true.
For the first time in years, the commissioners do not plan to use reserve funds to balance the budget. Instead, their stated policy is to keep the amount of expenditures equal to or less than annual revenues.