How the City should update water rates

August 2, 2015 12:01 by Ryan
As the sunlight has streamed into City Hall during the last two years, one thing has become extraordinarily clear: we’ve been substantially underfunding our infrastructure. One of our largest problems right now is that we need to refurbish the City’s 3-million-gallon water tank on Whistle Lake Road, and we have essentially no reserves i... [More]

Why I voted no on the Water System Plan

March 8, 2012 00:30 by Ryan
On Monday, the Anacortes City Council approved an update to the city's Water System Plan, the document that charts the course for the City's largest utility. I voted against it. Here's why. We didn't have time to read the document. Although the document is 200 pages long, the Mayor didn't provide the City Council notice that it would be comin... [More]