The Bainbridge Island City Council will be discussing its police department, planning commission and plastic bags at its meeting Tuesday night.
The council requested time to discuss recent community concerns related to sexual assault investigations, and to review procedures used by the Bainbridge Island Police Department. Police Chief Joe Clark and City Manager Morgan Smith will support the council’s discussion. The agenda’s time for this is set at 7:35 p.m., although the meetings often run long.
At 8:10 p.m. a subcommittee of the council and planning commission will give their recommendations for recruitment and selection of commission vacancies.
The five ideas are:
•Add one additional planning commissioner and councilmember to the interview panel. They want to bring more voices to the table because of the importance of selecting well qualified candidates. In the long term, possibly a broader panel would be needed.
•Have a separate announcement/advertisement for the planning commission. Currently, the public is invited to apply for all committees through a generic announcement. The planning commission item should provide detail related to its role and nature of its work.
•Extend an invitation to the Race Equity Task Force to provide a member to participate in the interviews of planning commission candidates.