Kitsap commissioners just keep on spending our money
May 21, 2009 · 9:29 AM
When will the Kitsap County commissioners take off their rose-colored glasses and understand that debt is debt?
The county’s administrative budget is in the red with its continued deficit spending exemplified by the original financial support of building condos in Bremerton.
The newly elected commissioners are oblivious to voters’ desire for lower taxes and decided the county’s current financial crisis is acceptable as they acquire an added $40 million dollars of indebtedness.
Restructuring approximately $60 million dollars of debt is still debt.
When will this foolishness stop?
The commissioners con-stantly talk about financial responsibility, but their actions leave a lot to be desir-ed.
For example, as if the current deficit spending is not enough, Central Kitsap Commissioner Josh Brown continues to promote a new YMCA in Silverdale.
It’s a myopic vision with no sustainable or viable financial support, other than speculation similar to the vision that created Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Au-
thority?s current financial crisis.
The Bremerton YMCA is not busting its seams with membership.
The Bremerton Tennis and Athletic club is advertising for membership.
Where is this untapped demand for a Silverdale YMCA?
If there is a demand for another YMCA, then provide the financial numbers and allow Silverdale voters to decide for or against additional indebtedness.