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City News Bytes: Lawsuit against Former Mayor, Bethany Moves Forward, New Waste Regs for Businesses

City News BytesLawsuit Alleges Conflict of Interest by former City Councilor 

Former Bainbridge Mayor and City Council member Kol Medina is the subject of a lawsuit alleging a conflict of interest over a donation made by CHI Franciscan to a foundation Medina …

City News Bytes: Bethany On Tap, E-Bike Survey, Traffic Changes, Drug Take Back Day!

Bethany Lutheran 11-2022City News BytesCity Council to Vote on Affordable Housing Tonight

The Bainbridge Island City Council is planning to vote Tuesday evening October 25th on the somewhat controversial affordable housing density bonus plan for Bethany Lutheran Church property.
The Council took in nearly

Affordable Housing on Bainbridge? City to Weigh in on Bethany Project

Bethany Lutheran propertySolving the affordable housing challenge on Bainbridge Island – and many other similarly affluent communities in Washington State and around the country – is a major hurdle in a world of escalating real estate prices, higher building costs and diminishing …

A Tour of Lumen Field – Home of the Seahawks – is Quite a Thrill, as Football Season gets Rolling

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are beginning to turn. That means football season is right around the corner.

Even though the Mariners are rolling this season and may actually make it into …

BI Police Add Four New Officers To Their Force

Bainbridge Island Police Department logoAs many businesses and organizations have discovered, hiring new employees is no easy task these days. The Bainbridge Island Police Department – and other emergency responders – are no exception.  Like many other Police Departments in Washington state, our local …

Local Non-Profit Tapped for City’s new Car Share Program

Pac Westy logoGreg Dronkert is at it again. The Bainbridge Island entrepreneur and founder of Pac Westy (https://pacwesty.com/), a tourism and transportation company located in the Day Road Business Park, recently formed Mobility for All – a non-profit devoted to …

Pulte Homes’ 275 Degrees Latest Entry in BI Condo Market

There was a time and place on Bainbridge Island when most new residential development was of the single-family home variety. Think North Town Woods, Hidden Cove Estates, North Hill, Commodore West and Lynwood Center.

But those days are gone. Over …

Big task lies ahead for City to implement Climate & Transportation Plans

Creating long-term plans on paper and then turning them into real world solutions is no easy task.

That’s one reason why the City of Bainbridge Island will soon begin work with a transportation consulting firm, Fehr & Peers, to help …

City Eying One-Way Streets to Solve Vexing Traffic Flow Problems

Solving Bainbridge’s traffic flow challenges has become a bit of a thorny issue over the past decade, as the island’s population has crept up and commuters and locals find themselves competing for use of the city’s main arterials to drive

This May Just Be an Exceptional Year for Falling Pollen

Pollen on walkway by Kevin DwyerPollen – that yellow, brown, greenish sticky powdery stuff – seems to be everywhere this spring. We’ve noticed it on car windshields and hoods, patios, sidewalks, roofs, oil tanks, garbage receptacles, golf bags, parking lots, and just about anything that’s …

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