Poulsbo in Focus

What is a College Town?

My column this week contains the second part of Councilman Ed Stern’s interview, which focuses attention on his answer to “What is your vision for… Continue reading

 

Disinterested electorate a danger to democracy

Disinterested electorate a danger to democracy

The need to increase citizen involvement in local government and increase the number of registered voters

 

Bill Effinger | Adequate housing for all Poulsbo citizens, a must

Mayor and city council must assure affordable housing is available

 

Poulsbo in focus

Welcome to my new column which will feature comments from and about our local leaders and everyday citizens who make up the population of the… Continue reading

Poulsbo in FOCUS

Researching for this article, I found that the year 2019 should prove to be quite interesting politically in that five of the seven Poulsbo council… Continue reading

Effinger: History Repeating Itself

Effinger: History Repeating Itself

Digressing from my focus on local government, I am sharing a “history repeats itself” moment to illustrate the current trend of young people becoming active… Continue reading

Effinger: History Repeating Itself

Civic engagement starts with a well-informed public

A recent visit to the Poulsbo office of the North Kitsap Herald by Congressman Derek Kilmer produced the following comment during an interview with reporter… Continue reading

Poulsbo in Focus: Garland’s run shows winds are changing

By Bill Effinger This recent headline in the Kitsap Daily News caught my attention: “Poulsbo workshop will examine mayor’s salary, executive structure.” This is important… Continue reading

Our leaders work for us

Our leaders work for us

Part 2 of Poulsbo councilperson Abby Garland Interview

Our leaders work for us