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Video: Discussion on Bainbridge Vote to Change Form of Government

The Kitsap Sun Editorial board hosted a discussion about the May 19 vote to change from a mayor-council form of government to council-manager. Dennis Vogt, an Island resident who led the effort to get the question on the ballot, spoke on behalf of the manager form. David Harrison, an Island resident and government policy scholar,  spoke to the existing form.

We apologize for the low audio quality in the beginning of the video. The sound increases about 11 minutes in. the conversation also becomes more lively towards the end.

– posted by Kitsap Sun web staff

Change in government petitioners gather 1,200 signatures

Petitioners pushing for vote on replacing the city’s elected mayor with a hired manager say they have enough signatures to put the measure on the ballot.

Signature gatherer Dennis Vogt filed over 1,200 signatures with the city clerk this week.
Petitioners need almost 1,000 signatures representing 10 percent of the island’s voters for ballot consideration.

Initially targeting the November ballot, petitioners now prefer a February or November 2009 vote.

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