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Bremerton’s new PW director knows floods

May 17th, 2012 by Steven Gardner

Flooding would be a good thing to know about in Skagit County. That’s probably why it’s the focus of a story in the Skagit Valley Herald in its story about Chal Martin’s departure to take the public works job in Bremerton. Martin applied for the position and came in second to Katie Allen, who has since decided to leave so she can run the city she lives in.

Martin gets bona fide props for other things, too, though it still is in relation to flooding. From the story:

Colleagues and friends say his expertise and ability to collaborate among government agencies and organizations and his dedication to resolving (emphasis mine) the area’s flood issues have left Skagit County in a better position overall.

Side note: I like that the Skagit site is called “goskagit.”

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One Response to “Bremerton’s new PW director knows floods”

  1. James M. Olsen Says:

    Hey, here’s a lead on sloppy journalism and very, very early ad hominem political attack:

    Steve — a prominent LTE ad hominum attack against me appears in your paper tomorrow. While I’ll deal with that. I think the story is how well Mr. Hanson is known by his rabid defender and your paper. Both the BI hatchet man and your editor spell the appointed Hansen’s name wrong. Familiarity breeds contempt apparently.

    STATE REPRESENTATIVE 23 Position 2
    Drew Hansen
    (Prefers Democratic Party) PO Box 2140
    Poulsbo, WA 98370 E-Mail:sean@drewhansen.com
    Website:www.drewhansen.com 05/15

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