Commissioners move Board meetings to 5:30 p.m. starting March 26.
March 12 meeting start time remains 7:00 p.m.
The Kitsap Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance at the February 27, 2012 meeting changing the starting time of regular Board meetings to 5:30 p.m. effective March 26. The March 12, 2012 meeting will begin at the old time of 7:00 p.m.
“The Commissioners received great testimony, both in person and in writing,” according to Board Chair Robert Gelder. Much of the testimony supported keeping the meetings in the evening. Many in attendance supported an earlier start time. “We remain committed to being accessible to the community, through public meetings and other technology including e–mail and our web site. Technology alone cannot replace the importance of face to face communication, and we encourage community members to attend our meetings,” Gelder added. (Kitsap County Press Release)