Quality Bainbridge, a Bainbridge-based political action group that started in 2013, has provided candidates for this fall’s elections with questionnaires to help define their positions. Not all the candidates responded, but the answers of the ones who did are provided below.
Candidates Ron Peltier and Pegeen Mulhern are running for the At-Large seat. Kol Medina is running unopposed for the North Ward seat. Incumbent Michael Scott is running unopposed for the Central Ward seat. Incumbent Sarah Blossom is running unopposed for the South Ward. She declined to respond to the questionnaire in a timely manner.
Quality Bainbridge asked each of the Council candidates the same eight questions:
1. What are your top five priorities that you would work to have the city accomplish during your term in office? For each identified priority that requires the expenditure of money, please state how you would fund it.
Top six priorities:
1. Complete the comprehensive plan amendment process in such a manner that the comprehensive plan is strengthened in relation to protecting the City’s core environmental and other quality of life values;
2. Complete a thorough review of the City’s land use and related codes to ensure that those codes properly and fully implement the comprehensive plan;
3. Improve and, as the budget allows, enlarge the City’s human services and arts funding programs;
4. Complete the construction of a new public safety facility (assuming funding is approved by voters);
5. Find a way to significantly alleviate hwy 305 congestion without widening the highway; and
6. Continue building a culture of (a) respectful relationships between Councilmembers and between Councilmembers and City staff and (b) thoughtful, forward-looking Council decision making.
1. Oversee and provide policy direction for the full incorporation of the updated Comprehensive Plan into the Planning Code in order to protect the Island’s livability for future generations. The Planning Code must be revised to completely implement the goals in the Comprehensive Plan: focusing growth in specific areas, conserving ecosystems and open space, protecting aquifers, encouraging resource conservation, incorporating a “green building” code, reducing traffic impacts, increasing housing diversity, and maintaining economic vitality. We need specific regulations to promote housing diversity, complete planning for neighborhood service centers and business/industrial areas, and to ensure resource protection, including a dedicated, Island-specific watershed plan. Funding should be available as an extension of the current funding for Navigate Bainbridge.
2. Provide increased parking for the downtown core. If construction of a garage emerges as a preferred approach, we should explore doing this as a public/private partnership, using City property and developing part of the structure for income-producing mixed use. Meanwhile, waterfront parking must also be addressed as part of any plans to further develop the park to add a rowing facility.
3. Reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic flow on Highway 305. This must be resolved as a cooperative effort among the City and other stakeholders, including regional agencies, the state highways, and state ferries. Funding will be from a mix of existing tax revenues, new grants, and state funding.
4. Provide safer streets to schools and improvement of the “Core 40” (identified sections of roads dangerous for pedestrians and bikes). This can be achieved with acceleration of the non-motorized projects already underway, using street funds from gas tax revenues together with traffic impact fees if the current draft impact fee ordinance is adopted.5. Implement economic development initiatives for recruiting and maintaining businesses in order to ensure a vital downtown core and sustain sufficient revenues for City for increased funding of human services, the arts, and farmland.
1. Planning for a Sustainable Future: There’s strong support on Bainbridge Island for stewardship, long-term sustainability, and environmental protections. These go hand in hand with a sustainable economy. Economies consist of: financial, social, and natural capital. Natural capital is the foundation: it is also the least adaptable to our needs and demands. Recognizing this, I would work to retain and strengthen our comprehensive plan’s stewardship goals and principles, then work to implement them into regulations and into the culture at city hall. This will include a long-range ground water management plan for the sustainable use of our aquifers. Bainbridge Island is the only city in Washington State surrounded by salt water and exclusively dependent upon aquifers for its fresh water supply.
2. Community Transportation Planning: As a community we need to develop plans for effectively addressing congestion on the SR305 corridor while at the same time respecting the character and needs of Bainbridge Island. We can then work with our Kitsap neighbors to find common strategies for our transportation needs. On Bainbridge Island we also need to look at how much development we can absorb and still maintain reasonable levels of service on our roads for cars, bikes and pedestrians. State law allows us to adjust our zoning to fit our financial resources and desired levels of service
3. Better Tree Protections: Our community’s commitment to stewardship includes a desire for better tree protections. Trees, and natural vegetation, provide scientifically documented health benefits to people. They also help to mitigate storm water. Penalties for illegal cutting need to be higher and need to be enforced. All development on the Island should be required to retain a reasonable number of trees and vegetation. Much more consideration must be given to impacts upon storm water that result from tree, vegetation, and soil removal. All of our tree protection regulations should be consolidated into one section of the code
4. More Focus on Water Quality: Puget Sound continues to be degraded by polluted storm water, inadequately treated sewage, and septic systems. Current regulations, state and local, are not adequate to address these impacts on the water quality of Puget Sound. I will advocate for a long-range planning to address adverse impacts to water quality Island wide. Funded, in part, by the storm water fund.
5. Foster diversity and affordable housing opportunities: Looking forward, helping to create and maintain affordable housing on Bainbridge Island will be a difficult task. I agree that diversity benefits the character of our community, but I don’t agree with trying to build our way to affordability on Bainbridge Island. We’ll need to be more creative than that. Home sharing, small accessory dwelling units, adequate human resources funding, small dwellings for farmer, are some of the other tools in our affordability kit.
1. We need to build a new Public Safety Building. I strongly support the current proposal, which will be the subject of a bond initiative in this November’s election. If approved by the voters, the proposition would authorize the City to issue up to $15,000,000 in bonds to finance the design, construction, land acquisition, and related costs of developing and equipping a new public safety facility adjacent to City Hall. The new facility will bring together the Police Department, Municipal Court, an emergency operations center, and related functions, in one central and accessible location, improving operational efficiencies and public services.
2. We need to complete the update of our Comprehensive Plan, as required by the State Growth Management Act. This process is well underway, though much work remains to be done. I see this as the most important work of the Council in 2016. Following approval of the updated Plan, we need to review our zoning code to ensure that it is consistent with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan, and amend it where it is not.
3. We need to successfully implement a new human services funding process. The City Council has commenced work on this effort, working with a citizen’s advisory committee and local non-profits. We need an effective human services funding process to (i) regularly assess community needs, (ii) evaluate local agency capabilities for delivering services to address those needs, and (iii) gauge the effectiveness of services provided through City funding.
4. We should continue to work to improve the quality of our governance, and at the same time improve public confidence and trust in our city government. The current City Council has made great strides in fostering civility in council discussions, and that has significantly improved the quality of our decisions. I am hopeful that improved civility among City Councilmembers will also foster greater civility in the public arena.
5. We need to address the lack of parking in downtown Winslow. I support the City’s involvement in the construction of parking, working either on its own or in partnership with a private developer. Funding could come from the issuance of councilmanic bonds, modest municipal parking fees, and private support.
2. How would you improve the functioning of our city government?
I might be misinterpreting this question, but I don’t believe that a Councilmember should be focused on the day-to-day functioning of the government. That’s the City Manager’s job. In light of that, my answer to this question is that I will work closely with the City Manager to determine ways in which the functioning of the City government can be improved. I will then take those actions available to Councilmembers to assist the City Manager with the implementation of needed changes.
If it becomes apparent that there are serious problems with the functioning of the City government and the City Manager is not able or willing to work with the Council to resolve those problems, then the action available to me as a Councilmember is voting to replace the City Manager.
While Bainbridge Island has recently made great progress in the healthy implementation of the city manager form of government, we have work to do in maintaining a strong City Council that is collaborative, cooperative and proactive, increasing engagement of citizens in government, and addressing the complaint that the City government is not transparent,.
The City can instill better practices and organizational habits regarding our communication with the community at large and with specific groups. This is particularly important with regard to the numerous citizen advisory committees and the handling of citizen input. Many people have told me of instances in which there was substantial citizen involvement in creating a plan that went to the City, only to have this input dropped, ignored, or lost. (Examples have included the Island Center Special Planning Area and the Harbor commission’s original plans to improve the waterfront park dock.) In each case, informing the citizens who worked on these plans and the larger community of the reasons the plans were rejected or changed would go a long way toward building trust in government and encouraging citizens to be engaged. These goals can be further advanced by clearly and publicly articulating the mission of each citizen advisory committee, staying in touch to help each committee focus on its mission, and then communicating steps the City will take to implement (or not) the committee’s work. The role of our Community Engagement specialist should be expanded to help address this.
Although there is now a wealth of information on the City’s website, it remains challenging to navigate, with many documents (e.g. clearing permits) difficult to locate online. As we all increasingly rely on this archive, and with the better technology readily available, this resource must be improved.
Enforcement of environmental regulations and the land use code is a perennial challenge for all local governments, requiring careful prioritization, diplomacy, even-handedness, and determination. I would like to see us be a leader in establishing best practices in this area, including managing and training staff to sustain a consistently healthy enforcement philosophy.
The Council should underscore its expectation that the City administration systematically conduct “360” performance appraisals for all staff, where feedback includes observations of peers and subordinates. The Council can provide leadership and model this practice through its regular evaluations of the City Manager and by including organization-wide performance management as a consistent parameter.
By bringing to our city council a commitment to independent and critical thinking as part of a good decision making process. In addition, we need to identify a community vision that is understood and supported by our city council and community alike. I’m a goal-oriented person. When people believe in common goals they tend to get things done.
Moving back to a biweekly City Council meeting schedule would be beneficial. It would allow more time for staff to develop higher quality materials for consideration by the Council, as well as to accomplish the other important work of City government. Such a schedule would also allow more time for Coucilmembers to study those materials, and for communications with members of the public and staff between meetings. The Council would of course retain the ability to schedule additional meetings as necessary.
3. Which of the core services that the city currently provides should be continued, improved, expanded or eliminated?
The primary purpose, legal and practical, of a municipality is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the municipality’s residents. As a Councilmember, all of my decisions will be guided by this understanding.
With this in mind, I think that the City should continue and, if needed, improve or expand, the following core services: police and law enforcement; land use planning, permitting, and enforcement (which includes environmental protection); road and public parking construction and maintenance; and water quality monitoring.
Although I did not include the sewer or water utility on my previous list, I do think it is incumbent on the City to ensure that citizens in high-density areas have access to a proper sewer utility and water utility. The City can achieve this by (a) providing the water utility and sewer utility itself (as it does now for portions of the Island) or (b) ensuring, or working to ensure, that private water or sewer companies exist and are competently providing their services.
And thus the question arises: Should the City maintain, expand, or eliminate (by selling or subcontracting) its current sewer and water utility services? Without obtaining a great deal more education about these current utilities, I am not prepared to answer that question. But I am open to the idea of the City (a) exiting the sewer or water “business” or (b) expanding its sewer and water utilities if doing either would more effectively and/or efficiently provide for the health, safety, and welfare of Island residents.
Public Works – Improve
- Infrastructure. It is imperative that the City maintain reliable infrastructure as the Island’s economy relies so heavily on connections and mobility.
- Transportation/roads/non-motorized transportation. Continued improvement as budget allows.
- Utilities-water/sewer/stormwater. These utilities have substantial day-to-day and capital expenditures. Running these utilities in an environmentally-friendly way is both extremely important and expensive. The dialogue between the City and the community toward refining the balance of environmental and fiscal responsibility will need to be continued and improved as the years go by.
- Harbors/Road Ends. These features help make Bainbridge such a desirable place to live. The City’s role in preserving and enhancing them deserves increased attention.
- Facilities. Routine maintenance.
- Telecommunications. The Island needs to have more reliable cellular service and, as discussed further below, enhanced internet service.
Public Safety – Continue.
Planning/Development & Code Enforcement – Improve. The community needs more effective notice regarding permits in process, the permitting process needs to be fair and consistent for all applicants, and administrative enforcement needs to be enhanced.
Public Information/technology – Improve. As noted above, the role of our Community Engagement specialist needs to be broadened.
Planning Department/Permitting: We need staff who are properly qualified to conduct environmental reviews. We also need to verify that we have staff who fully understand the SMP and are qualified to process shorelines permits.
Police: If Prop. 1 fails, work with citizens to identify a location for our new police station that best serves the community in a cost effective manner. I support continued training to help our officers better respond to calls involving domestic violence and mental illness. The creation of a “Public Safety Committee” moves in the direction of independent oversight and accountability.
Storm Water Management: Polluted storm water has a major impact upon the marine environment surrounding Bainbridge Island. Green storm water infrastructure is part of the solution. Bio-retention swales, landscape/tree buffers, rain gardens, cisterns, green roofs and permeable pavement all help to regulate and clean storm water before it reaches water ways. Low Impact Development should be required for all new development on the Island. Let’s look beyond current regulations to a serious long-term plan for protecting and restoring water quality on and around Bainbridge Island.
Transportation Infrastructure: Provide for adequate maintenance of Island roads while continuing to build non motorized facilities: sidewalks, bike lanes, separated paths. Do this in a way that doesn’t needlessly remove trees and native vegetation. Provide for transportation impact fees on new development to help pay for maintenance and improvements. Non motorized facilities benefit all users. Physically activity communities are healthy communities, with less congestion and less air pollution.
Parks: Consider turning aver all city owned parks to the Parks District which may be better suited to maintain them.
Human Services: Continue adequate funding by the city.
Sewage Treatment: Consider upgrading treatment plants to tertiary treatment to reduce pollution to Puget Sound.
I would like the City to consider the expansion of its water and sewer utilities to serve more areas on the Island. Doing so would help promote prudent water use and better protect our environment.
4. Islanders have identified water quality as a top community priority and yet a recent city study shows our streams are significantly polluted. What ideas do you have for improving the health of island waters?
I need to provide two answers to this question. If the question is, “what ideas do I have for improving the quality of our drinking water?,” my answer is that, generally put, I don’t believe the quality of our drinking water is currently a significant issue. Unless I’m mistaken, all of the Island’s drinking water comes from groundwater. Based on what I learned at the City’s recent groundwater summit, I don’t feel that the Island has a groundwater pollution problem. The possible exception to this general statement is the threat of salinization that is potentially facing wells in certain areas on the Island. That issue, however, is very complicated and not something I am qualified to provide remedies for.
If the question is, “what ideas do I have for improving the quality of our surface water?,” the answers lie in looking at the types of pollution that were found in the recent study. If the pollution is from septic systems (such as bacteria, viruses, and nitrates), then the City needs to help the Kitsap Public Health District more effectively implement and enforce septic system requirements. Of course, putting the entire Island on a sewer system would largely cure this problem, but that is an untenable solution.
If the pollution is chemicals and minerals, it is most likely entering the surface waters as run-off from roads, parking lots, and other impermeable areas. There is no silver bullet that will end this non-point pollution, but there are many steps we can take to decrease it, including working to decrease vehicle traffic; enforcing and possibly strengthening storm water retention and infiltration requirements; and requiring greater use of permeable parking areas. Additionally, chemicals could be entering the surface waters from the use of pesticides and fertilizers. If that is the case, the City will need to take action to lessen the amount of pesticides and fertilizers being used by Island farms, especially the farmland controlled by the City. To the extent the source is home use of pesticides and fertilizers, the City could launch a public awareness initiative.
Of course, if the soil attenuation on the Island is low, polluted surface water will eventually lead to polluted groundwater. So to the extent that our surface waters do have the potential to pollute our groundwater, all of the potential solutions to cleaning up surface water will also be potential solutions to protecting our groundwater.
But having said all of that, my job as a Councilmember is not to be the City’s hydrogeologist and water quality specialist. My job is to raise substantial concerns to the Council level, to obtain the agreement of other Councilmembers that those concerns need to be addressed, to direct the City Manager to study and present solutions to the problems, and to then take those actions available to me as a Councilmember to implement the appropriate solutions.
As an initial step, the City should undertake, perhaps in partnership with our excellent schools, a community education program to provide people of all ages with basic information about the Island’s aquifers and ways to make more sound use of our surface and groundwater. Second, as part of the revisions to the Planning Code, the City must require that in areas of increased density, such as neighborhood service centers or business/industrial areas, the construction of sewer or community septic systems using best available technology.
As a decision maker I would first want to see reliable information and data regarding pollution levels in our streams that also identifies the sources. If septic systems are polluting our waterways we need to discuss better treatment options. One source tells me that the major contributors to the pollution of Puget Sound are contaminated storm water and under treated sewage treatment effluent. Let’s consider upgrading our sewage treatment plants to to tertiary treatment? Contaminated storm water runoff from roads and parking lots can be addressed to some extent with Low Impact Development techniques, and green infrastructure, such as bio retention. Better tree, vegetation, and soil retention requirements will also help. We need to develop a long-range plan for improving water quality on and around Bainbridge Island.
The State of the Island’s Waters (2012) identified significant pollution problems, but also reported some encouraging success stories. I will work to ensure the City’s water quality monitoring program is fully funded and well staffed, and will also support vigorous enforcement and clean-up programs. Such programs should fully implement the solutions identified in the 2012 report. I believe such efforts should be among the highest priorities of our City government.
5. How do you think growth (economic and population) on the island can best be managed?
I think the City has done a good job of managing the growth required by the Growth Management Act. However, as we move forward I would like to see the City place an even greater percentage of the future population growth in Winslow and high-density neighborhood centers (higher than the targeted 50%). In other words, I think the best way to manage future population growth, and all of the potential environmental and infrastructure impacts of that growth, is to focus that growth in current high-density areas.
I’m not sure what the question means when it asks about managing economic growth. My overriding impression about economic growth on the Island is that there is not enough of it. So the problem doesn’t seem to be that we need to manage economic growth, it seems to be that we need to encourage and support economic growth. Some major issues related to that are alleviating the congestion on hwy 305; alleviating the lack of sufficient parking in the downtown area; assisting KPUD with the expansion of broadband internet access on the Island; ensuring that our zoning designations include sufficient land zoned for business use; and supporting tourism on the Island.
The Island needs to manage growth by balancing the protection of our resources and the special character of the Island with development that meets high environmental standards and traffic concerns. In order to do this it is essential that the City incorporate the clear goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan into the City’s Planning Code.
Economic development should center on local businesses that are well-suited to survive and grow in our community and the arts, which are a vital part of our economy. The City must actively recruit and work to retain businesses that will meet the needs of the local population and should stimulate and support businesses that will create a vibrant arts/cultural and economic climate. Local businesses can be supported through community partnerships, strategic incentives, and a cultivation of a business-friendly government.
By making a commitment to the wise and sustainable use of our finite environmental resources. This means respecting limits to growth. Here are some of our tools for determining the carrying capacity of Bainbridge Island:
- A groundwater management plan that includes contingencies for unexpected conditions: drought, sea level rise, and other.
- Capital Improvements planning that balances levels of service for roads with funding and zoning (can our roads support development allowed by zoning while maintaining desired levels of service? We have the option of reducing zoning densities.)
- Better tree protections: Trees provide scientifically proven health benefits to people. We need to do a better job of retaining them when development occurs. This may require limiting development density.
- Better storm water management: this will require better tree and native soils retention and less intense development.
Growth can be managed best through thoughtful, timely, and consistent implementation of our Comprehensive Plan. Following the Comprehensive Plan should lead to growth consistent with our community values, including protecting our fragile water resources, fostering diversity, and considering costs and benefits to property owners when making land use decisions, and promoting sustainable development.
6. Do you feel that cellular internet coverage is a problem for the city government to address? If yes, what would you do to forward that goal?
I do not feel that City government needs to address cellular internet coverage. It does not fall into the City’s core purpose of protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare. If a private group were to take the lead on this initiative, I think the City should be open to supporting that effort, but the City should not expend a substantial amount of its own funds on this.
The City must address cellular coverage as a matter of public safety and is in the process of adopting an ordinance to bring the Island in compliance with current federal requirements. I support this ordinance, which would permit building of additional relay structures, revise the current limitations on placement and height of existing facilities, and consider permitting additional facilities using a variance process.
Our city council has approved ordinance 2015-23 to expedite installation of wireless communications facilities. The new regulations are mandated by Federal statute and take into consideration the more compact and less intrusive profile of cellular installation equipment. Now it’s up to providers to take advantage of the new regulations and upgrade their coverage facilities on the Island. As a council member I would only support additional measures to improve cellular coverage if they do not pose adverse environmental impacts.
Cellular internet coverage is a problem and priority on Bainbridge Island. We’ve recently taken a long overdue and important step forward by revising our Wireless Cellular Facilities code. We now need to work with carriers to build out the wireless cellular network. The incentives to do so are probably already there for the service providers, but if progress turns out to be slower than anticipated we should take other steps to encourage the development of the network, including possible tax incentives.
7. There are emerging efforts on the island to create a local public utility to purchase the assets of Puget Sound Energy and provide the power locally. What are your views on this effort?
I place a high value on the Island’s electricity becoming carbon-free. This is an extremely important issue to me. I see two ways to do this: (1) implementation of the current “Island Power” plan or (2) working with Puget Sound Energy to ensure that all electricity provided by PSE to the Island is carbon-free electricity.
Because of the serious financial and other risks involved in the City or a local public utility running our Island’s power, I would prefer for the Island to use its leverage to force changes in PSE. I think leveraging changes at PSE has the potential to not only provide carbon-free energy to the Island, but to push PSE to provide much more carbon-free energy throughout its entire system. In other words, the (a) significant downside risks of the Island “going solo” on its power coupled with the (b) upside potential benefits to the Island and beyond of leveraging change at PSE makes me (c) think we should focus on leveraging change at PSE.
If PSE refuses to find a way to provide carbon-free power to the Island, then I would support the Island Power initiative (or some version of that initiative). The bottom line is that I want to move the City to carbon-free power.
Island Power has identified very laudable goals, including purchasing power from renewable, carbon-free sources, providing additional jobs on the island by hiring locally, and establishing democratic control of this utility. However, at this point there are many unknowns and questions to be addressed in order to determine whether this is appropriate and feasible for the City to undertake. Key issues: a) Puget Sound Energy is currently the City’s largest taxpayer; what would be the options to replace this revenue? b) What would it cost to purchase the existing distribution infrastructure from PSE? and c) What would be the availability and cost of purchasing power directly from Bonneville or other renewable power sources?
I support “Island Power’s” stated goals for a local power utility that promotes renewable energy and gets us off coal fired electricity generation. I favor allowing Island voters to weigh in on a plan to replace Puget Sound energy with a publicly owned electric utility.
The Island Power discussion raises important issues of environmental protection, resource conservation, reliable utility services, local control, and economic vitality. To fully evaluate and consider the possibility of a publicly owned electric utility will require substantial expenditures, so I’m in favor of the concept of putting an initiative on the ballot to assess public support before committing City funds to consider the possibility.
8. Kitsap PUD is soliciting indications of interest in expanding broadband access to neighborhoods on the island. What should be the role of the city in assisting with this expansion?
I think the City should provide facilitative assistance as requested by KPUD but should not itself become a financial partner in providing or managing broadband access on the Island.
The City should cooperate and assist with Kitsap PUD’s efforts to greatly expand the fiber optics network. Availability of reliable, high speed internet service is vital to Bainbridge Island’s economy. Not only do businesses and telecommuters rely on these connections, they are also becoming increasingly important for public safety, education, healthcare, and other essential services. There are two low-cost ways the City may be able to assist. First, we could revise our Planning Code to increase the amount of conduit in the community for future expanded service by adopting an ordinance that would require placing conduit and leaving it open and available for telecommunications, whenever a street is opened up for repairs or a new development builds a street. Second, where the “trunk lines” already exist, either the City or Kitsap PUD could expand open-access mesh wireless by installing antennas.
At present, the law only allows the PUD to provide non-retail services (such as serving community and wholesale networks). Once the fiber optic is run to residential areas, the City could assist by supporting nonprofit co-operative retailers of broadband services.
The city should assume a leadership role working with KPUD in identifying the best way to provide high quality and reasonably priced broadband internet service to the Island. This should take into account the most cost effective deployment options. We should not rule out working with a private provider. High quality, and reasonably priced, Broadband service has the potential of significantly increasing our productivity as an Island of artists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.
I would like the City to support legislation to allow Kitsap PUD and other PUDs to provide retail broadband services. The City can also assist the expansion by allowing Kitsap PUD to use City right of ways where appropriate.
- Letter to the Editor: The Island Needs Ron Peltier
- Letter to the Editor: Keen on Pegeen
- Kol Medina Running for City Council in North Ward
- BCB’s Interview with Council Candidates Scott and Medina
- Mike Scott Announces Bid for City Council Seat
- Candidates Mulhern and Peltier Face off in BCB Interview
- Letter to the Editor: Mulhern Not a One-Issue Candidate
- Letter to the Editor: Mulhern Is a Team Player, Innovative Thinker
- Letter to the Editor: Mulhern’s Experience Will Be an Asset
- Letter to the Editor: Peltier Has the Skills and Perspective
- Letter to the Editor: Peltier Worthy of Your Time and Attention
- Letter to the Editor: Peltier Walks the Talk
- Candidates Mulhern and Peltier Face off in BCB Interview
- Letter to the Editor: Ron Peltier Is an Island Steward
- Letter to the Editor: Stakes Are High—Choose Ron Peltier
- Letter to the Editor: Ron Peltier for City Council
- Letter to the Editor: Mulhern Has Smarts, Compassion, and Integrity
- Candidates Mulhern and Peltier Face off in BCB Interview
- Letter to the Editor: Singing the Praises of Pegeen Mulhern
- Letter to the Editor: Council Candidate Pegeen Mulhern Is Thoughtful, Hardworking
- Pegeen Mulhern Announces Bid for City Council
- Letter to the Editor: Peltier Is a Good Friend and Neighbor
- Letter to the Editor: Peltier Will Focus on Environment, Community, and Wise Growth
- Letter to the Editor: Peltier Represents Active Approach to Sustainability
- Letter to the Editor: Peltier Has Strongest Voice for Island
Photos courtesy of the candidates.