Podcast: Community Cafe:
Election 2015:

Ballot measure for community safety and justice

<i>Podcast: Community Cafe: <br>Election 2015:</i> <br>Ballot measure for community safety and justice


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In this podcast, we get first-hand information for voters from City Mayor Anne Blair, Police Chief Matt Hamner, and the Treasurer of Islanders for a Secure Bainbridge, Tom McCloskey.

City Mayor Anne Blair speaks on this podcast
City Mayor Anne Blair speaks on this podcast

Their conversation on this podcast explains this Fall’s “Proposition 1” ballot measure which would fund the consolidation of our Bainbridge Island police department, local court, and emergency operations center, in a central location adjacent to City Hall.

Chief Hamner at BCB in 2014
Chief Hamner at BCB in 2014

They explain that the Police Department is currently housed in a converted 1945 fire station that is structurally unsafe and deficient in many areas that could prevent the Department from becoming accredited under State law. They also point out that the property at Route 305 and Winslow Way is in a commercially desirable location that – if sold – could raise a substantial amount of money toward the construction of a combined facility for police, courts and emergency operations.

Tom McCloskey
Tom McCloskey

Some of the information provided in the podcast is also available on the website of Islanders for a Secure Bainbridge or on the City’s website. No funds of the City or of Islanders for a Secure Bainbridge were expended in the making of this podcast. This podcast is produced for the information and education of voters by BCB, as part of BCB’s Election 2015 series of interviews featuring local candidates and ballot measures.

Credits: BCB host, audio editor and publisher: Barry Peters.