Podcast: Community Cafe:
Ballot measure for community safety and justice
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parks Board candidates Ken DeWitt and John Grinter