All in a night’s work at the “funny farm”

The City Council meeting ended with a bang last night. A few citizens yelled at the council, the mayor slammed his gavel a bunch, a guy got thrown out by the police chief, a councilwoman called a free speech foul and, just before the stroke of midnight, the controversial beach restoration plan for Strawberry Plant Park was approved.

But that’s not all: a former council candidate shook a copy of the Kitsap Sun and declared the city insane, a current council member shed a few tears, and a former mayor compared City Hall to a funny farm.

Maybe they should charge admission for the next show.

Here are the news stories that came out of it all:

Bainbridge Ups Arts Funding by $43,000

Bainbridge Council Approves Strawberry Plant Park Plan at Contentious Meeting

3 thoughts on “All in a night’s work at the “funny farm”

  1. Now wait a minute: didn’t we just change our form of government to improve just this sort of spectacle? Didn’t we throw out Mayor K to bring Our Island to the Promised Land of Sustainability and Civility? What gives? Was there wild drinking from the Councilpeople or the unwashed masses in the gallery?

    Added to this was the additional funding of the arts shake-down racket. The Sun ran a front page picture of the shake-down group saying: LET THERE BE ART. And Council reward this nonsense with almost $50K of the People’s Money. COBI believes strongly in allowing their favorite Sacred Cows to eat the the public trough.

    Did Peters raise the issue of his new car tax so we can fund the arts?

  2. I wish I was there for this Circus.

    Three guesses whoi cried? Can you believe we have put on our Council a person who under pressure cries. Resign if you can’t take the heat! AND YOU CAN’T so RESIGN.

    And who pray tell is the Ex-Mayor to talk about the funny farm. She is the farm, and it ain’t funny, but rather pathetic.

  3. I don’t agree with the car tax, but contrary to what one local sign-maker says, Barry Peters already pays taxes. Who we should really start taxing is Shining City Media.

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