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Bainbridge city councilman enters the blogosphere

Councilman Barry Peters has a new blog at www.bainbridgevoter.wordpress.com.

Peters has already written a handful of posts about city finances, Bainbridge green buildings and the Winslow Way reconstruction project.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Have you seen the stories and editorials about the City Council being consumed in 2008 by 4-to-3 votes? See, for example, the Bainbridge Review’s end-of-year news recap (12/31, p.1).

I think that’s a misconception, so I spent many hours logging every vote taken during the 43 Council meetings (out of 49 in 2008) for which I could find meeting Minutes. I ignored the “Consent Agenda” (which tend to be small noncontroversial matters) and procedural votes, unless they were controversial or significant.

Mostly 4-3? Not by a mile. It turns out that two-thirds of the Council’s 255 significant votes in 2008 were unanimous.”

Be a voice for BI

The Sun is offering two new ways for a few select readers to express their opinions.

One way is to join the Sun’s editorial board. The paper’s rotating out last year’s community representatives (none of which were islanders) and needs five newbies. Read this for more information, and send in your application by Monday.

The other new option for expressing your opinions is to become a Kitsap Sun blogger.

It’s a simple deal: the Sun hands you a blog and you yak it up about the liberals, your dog, other blogs, your cat, parking, taxes, corporate mind-control, your favorite casserole recipe or Sepak Takraw.

Give the Sun your best pitch, send links to any blog you already blog on and tell them what the focus of your blog would be.

Promising to blog frequently will boost your chances. There was no mention of pay, so you’ll just have to write your blog at your day job.

For an idea of how this works, check out the Seattle P-I’s reader blogs by clicking here.

Opinion Editor Jim Campbell and Web Editor Angela Dice will review your ideas and pick the would-be blogger. E-mail jim.campbell@kitsapsun.com.