New poll: What should the city do about stalled road end projects?

The plight of the city Road Ends Committee has stirred up quite a response from readers.

Yesterday’s online story, which describes how a city volunteer group is being asked to pay for permits to clear brush and make basic safety improvements on the city’s public water access points, was our most-read of the day. There were 56 comments at last count, and most were harshly critical of the city.

Head over HERE if you haven’t read the story.

Readers have offered plenty of suggestions about what the city should do, including waiving the permit fees, giving the committee the money it needs to pay the fees and having paid staff do the work.

Some off-island readers even urged the committee’s volunteers to give up on Bainbridge and come down to Bremerton and South Kitsap where their efforts would be more supported and appreciated.

So, what’s your take? Head over to the new poll on the right side of the screen and cast your vote.

As for our last poll, “Where should the City Council have made more 2010 budget cuts?”, final results showed that most of the 156 respondents would have supported more cuts to public art and cultural groups.

Here’s the rundown:

Public art: 28 percent

Cultural organizations: 21 percent

Consultants: 20 percent

City staff positions: 17 percent

Police officers: 7 percent

City vehicles and heavy equipment: 4 percent

Social service groups: 3 percent

Court services: 0 percent (1 vote)