Daily Archives: March 21, 2011

Lawsuits, landslides and energy bills

Power down
Bainbridge Positive Energy group officially launched a grant-funded initiative to curb residential power use.

The group is scheduling free home energy assessments for up to 4,000 Bainbridge households.

Read more here.

Ratepayer rebound
Also this week, the Bainbridge Ratepayers Alliance expanded its lawsuit against the city, giving a bit more life to a legal challenge that has already suffered three setbacks in court.

The lawsuit now includes an allegation that the city failed to properly charge itself stormwater fees for island roads.

Read more here.

Soggy hillside
Gertie Johnson Road remains closed and most of its homes remain empty after an emergency evacuation last week.

Rain continues to plague the landslide-prone hillside on which Gertie sits, making road-clearing risky.

Read my update on the closure here, and head below to read the city manager’s Mar. 18 letter to the road’s residents.

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