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Affordable Housing Dominates City Council, Planning Commission Agendas

For months, affordable housing has dominated city agendas at Bainbridge Island’s Planning Commission meetings and City Council sessions. This week is no exception – but the time is now to lend your voice at a crucial moment for some key programs and initiatives. The Chamber …

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Wintergreen Townhomes Project

Wintergreen Townhomes Project: Affordable Housing Considered By Planning Commission

[UPDATED September 7, 14 – after each Special Planning Commission Meeting] [UPDATED September 28 – after third Special Planning Commission Meeting] The much discussed Wintergreen Project has finally passed enough muster with the Island’s Planning Commission to be approved on a split 5-2 vote. A …

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City of Bainbridge Island Council Plans Grants to Businesses

Ethics Board Discussions Take Center Stage At August 10th Council Meeting

A series of ongoing discussions about the members, format and even existence of the City of Bainbridge Island’s Ethics Board have run rampant through recent City Council meetings and study sessions, even without specific agenda items actually dedicated to them, so it is with great …

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City of Bainbridge Island Council Plans Grants to Businesses

Questions for the Candidates – North Ward

We at the Chamber asked all of the City Council primary candidates for a bio, their website and answers to the same two questions. Here are the responses from North Ward candidates. We will publish those from the Central and South Wards in our next …

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City Council Listens, Reduces, Rewrites Plastics Ordinance

At the Tuesday June 22nd Regular Business Meeting, City Council responded to a wave of strong community feedback, and significantly changed course on what was previously known as the Plastics Ordinance (#2021-18). Now known as the “Single Use Food Ware and Waste Reduction” Ordinance, the …

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COBI’s New Single-Use Plastics Ordinance Proposal Still A Work In Progress

At tonight’s (Tuesday June 15) City Council Study Session (6pm start), Bainbridge’s Councilmembers meet to discuss refining an initial draft of a new Plastics Ordinance (#2021-18) into something clearer, more precise and consistent throughout. The ordinance’s goal is ‘to reduce the use of single-use plastic …

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US Capitol American Rescue Plan Act 2021

American Rescue Plan Act May Provide Up To 6 Million Ways for COBI to Help Bainbridge

The City of Bainbridge Island’s portion of the recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act funding is currently projected to be around $5.3 million, taking COBI’s total recovery funding past the $6.6 million mark, according to figures recently published by the Washington Research Council. In addition, Kitsap …

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