June 12, 2008 · Updated 8:57 AM
t Council approves
resolution to name
span after Bob Oke.
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I personally dont see any public benefit, so I will be voting against it, Chang said before the approval.
Oke has a Web site collecting online signatures of support for the bridge naming, found at www.bridgebob.org.
In other council business, the council approved an allocation of funding for the planned Cedar Cove Days event following a presentation from the events executive director, Cindy Lucarelli, and Councilman Jerry Childs two weeks earlier.
The event, scheduled for August 2009, celebrates stories written by local author Debbie Macomber, which are loosely based on Port Orchards geography.
Childs and Lucarelli showed a presentation they gave to Macombers Canadian publisher, Harlequin Publications. They hope to bring heads to beds with a regional festival on par with others of the same ilk, such as the Lavender Festival in Sequim, or the Mitford Days in Blowing Rock, N.C. based on the popular Mitford series by Jan Karon.
The council approved the allocation, with a minimum of $8,600 to a full amount of $11,500.
The event will request funds again in the new fiscal year.
Councilman Fred Olin saw the allocation as a good investment for Port Orchard, drawing in tourism dollars.
Theyre asking us to contribute 4 percent of their cost, but were getting more than 4 percent benefit, he said. Were going to get a lot of bang for our buck.
The allocation comes from the citys hotel tax revenues.