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City New Bytes: Share Your Feedback on COBI’s Waste Reduction Ordinance, Eagle Harbor Drive, Winslow Subarea Plan, Island Speed Limits, Vehicle Break-ins and Prowlers, Free Sandbags and more!

City New Bytes: Share Your Feedback on COBI’s Waste Reduction Ordinance, Eagle Harbor Drive, Winslow Subarea Plan, Island Speed Limits, Vehicle Break-ins and Prowlers, Free Sandbags and more!

 

 

 

 

WASTE REDUCTION FEEDBACK: Bainbridge’s new regulations to reduce single-use waste became effective on January 1, 2023, introducing a 25c fee on take-out cups for consumers, and a requirement to use home compostable service ware items …

City News Bytes: Non-profits get boost, Moratorium on Inns, Drainage Projects Move forward, Island-wide Speed Limit?

City News Bytes: Non-profits get boost, Moratorium on Inns, Drainage Projects Move forward, Island-wide Speed Limit?

Bainbridge Non-Profit Orgs. get a Boost from City Hall
Some 13 island non-profit organizations will receive funding over the next two years from Bainbridge taxpayers. The City typically awards funding to local non-profit organizations through a competitive proposal process on …

City News Bytes: Update on Police/Courts Building, Contractors Sought, Local Businesses Feted

City News Bytes: Update on Police/Courts Building, Contractors Sought, Local Businesses Feted

POLICE STATION AND COURT FACILITY MAKING PROGRESS 

Admittedly, the on-going construction and retrofitting of the new Police Department and Municipal Court facility at 8804 Madison Ave. N., is a bit out of sight. But work at the former home of …

Fish Barrier Removal Project on 305 Won’t Wrap Up until November 2023

Fish Barrier Removal Project on 305 Won’t Wrap Up until November 2023

Don’t expect the State Highway 305-Murden Cove construction project to end any time soon. The Washington State Department of Transportation’s fish barrier removal work at Murden Creek isn’t expected to wrap up until November 2023. That’s almost a year away …

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

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

Lawsuit 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!

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

City 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

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

Solving 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

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

BI Police Add Four New Officers To Their Force

As 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

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

Greg 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 …

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