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  1. No up zoning of Bainbridge required for the GMA

    Bainbridge cannot grow any more than its current zoning allows. Without a guaranteed water source the island cannot grow as the state's GMA would force upon the community. While the USGS claims there...

    Aug 21, 2014 by N Marck (5 points)

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  2. What do you think should be included in the City public participation plan?

    We want to hear from you on how you would like to participate in the City Comprehensive Plan Update-Navigate Bainbridge. Share your ideas here!

    Aug 22, 2014 by Deleted User (105 points)

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  3. Green and Affordable

    Suzuki presents the opportunity to demonstrate how we can build an environmentally friendly new residential community. The site can include both affordable housing and other features with community...

    Dec 3, 2014 by charles wenzlau (23 points)

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  4. Affordable Housing at Suzuki

    The Suzuki Property provides an exceptional opportunity to develop a balanced mix of housing and other fitting uses that benefit the community, yet preserves and enhances natural features and...

    Nov 19, 2014 by Mark Blatter (5 points)

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  5. No more mall sprawl

    In light of the Visconsi development, how do we avoid future developments such as this? Cutting down 800+ trees to erect another sprawling mall was against the wishes of the majority of the...

    Sep 11, 2014 by Susan M (8 points)

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  6. The Sixth Principle: METRICS

    We have many goals and ideas laid out in our comp plan. Yet we have not been able to see how we are progressing towards meeting these goals. It is time for us to establish some METRICS, or a...

    Dec 2, 2014 by charles wenzlau (23 points)

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  7. Guiding Principal #5 to delete the words “the island’s”

    Sustainability is a global initiative that requires everybody’s participation and stewardship. For example, fossil fuel consumption in other cities and nations like LA, China or India affect our air...

    Dec 9, 2014 by Kee Song (23 points)

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  8. Grow our nodes.

    Allow more retail development in our commercial areas along with more multifamily in Lynwood and rolling Bay. Winslow is fine but new growth is on the edges and car oriented. Let's strengthen our...

    Nov 1, 2014 by Jw (11 points)

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  9. Contract a PNW *local* design firm or designer to rebrand COBI

    As a passionate local designer, I'm pretty sad that COBI would not consider (advertise the opportunity, alert the local design community, etc) contracting a Pacific Northwest designer or firm to...

    Jun 18, 2015 by Lindsay Gatz (5 points)

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  10. Drone Usage in Public Spaces

    Draft agreement for usage of drones by private individuals or businesses in public spaces on Bainbridge Island. Ideas may include drone-permitted areas, drone-free spaces, permitting for usage of...

    Apr 15, 2016 by BeckyC (5 points)

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  11. Our Comp Plan Needs a Sixth Overriding Principle

    OUR COMP PLAN NEEDS A SIXTH OVERRIDING PRINCIPLE Our comprehensive is guided by Five Overriding Principles: 1. Preserve the special character of the Island which includes forested areas,...

    Nov 13, 2014 by Ron Peltier (20 points)

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  12. Reserve the property for future school district needs

    The property should be handed over to the school district for future district needs, as the school board first requested in 2008 or 09. With the increasing population of the island, the schools will...

    Nov 30, 2014 by Martin Stever (8 points)

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  13. Large "Natural" Off-Leash Dog Park

    Dedicate a large portion of land to create a first-class "natural" off-leash dog park as part of whatever the total plan becomes. If designed correctly and incorporated in the plan details from the...

    Oct 23, 2015 by mlteske (5 points)

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  14. What are your thoughts on the draft vision statement for the Comprehensive Plan?

    We have a vision that Bainbridge sustains for future generations the qualities that keep us here, draw us here, and often draw us back. We address growth and change, mindful of the limits and...

    Jan 5, 2015 by Deleted User (105 points)

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  15. What is it gonna take for us to put a left turn light on Winslow and SR305 heading into town

    Its been a busy summer on our Island, and with each year the community seems to grow more. The shorter days are creeping up without notice lately, and I had a rude awakening this week when attempting...

    Sep 9, 2016 by Stephanie Garrard (25 points)

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  16. Keep Suzuki property open space!!!

    I encourage the council to savie his property to help retain the beauty of the island. The parks dept. proposal helps to keep this open space. The other proposals are not well thought out and are...

    Feb 22, 2016 by Jodi Olson (5 points)

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  17. Why are we allowing an easement through the Tiny Tot park?

    Should not be allowed

    May 25, 2015 by IslandTime (5 points)

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  18. Our Comp Plan: A Wish List of Conflicting Goals

    After tonights comp plan workshop I came away impressed that islanders care about environmental sustainability and a lot of other things not necessarily compatible with that ideal. Affordable housing...

    Nov 13, 2014 by Ron Peltier (20 points)

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  19. Island Internet Service

    With the new FCC rules, should the Island consider establishing a local ISP?

    Mar 2, 2015 by Deleted User (9 points)

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  20. Inappropriate posting during Comp Plan Update

    Nonsignificance Notice 2016-04 fails to meet requirements. Cook resigned--should not allow her to post anytng. She's harmed the island enough.. Neighborhoods do not require institutions next door....

    Jan 3, 2016 by patti (10 points)

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  21. Slow traffic on Ferncliff

    Many vehicles use Ferncliff as a pass through in lieu of 305. These vehicles tend to barrel down the street at high speed. We live on the last block of Ferncliff, as do many families with small...

    Nov 20, 2015 by Kirsten Ashmore (5 points)

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  22. Bus Lane South Bound 305 for evening commute

    This would be a lean process suggestion. The time of getting off Bainbridge Island in the evening during the week is very long commute. Suggestion just as Seattle has in place to have a bus lane for...

    May 4, 2016 by Jeff Mason (5 points)

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