May 2008
Citizen work groups were formed by Kitsap County to address the divisive Speed Table issue in Hansville, WA. The Enhance group was to seek modifications to the tables for community acceptance. The Remove group was to seek alternatives to the speed tables.

May 2010

The two work groups combined into one committee. This committee continued research on modifications for the speed tables and alternatives to the speed tables. Their goal was to select one or more solution options to bring to the local community for endorsement and support. Community supported options would be presented to the Kitsap County commissioners for consideration/decision.

July 2010
Commissioner Bauer terminated the Hansville Speed Table Committee. Termination came prior to completion of committee goals and without obtaining community input.

County Guidelines (click here)
2010 Work Plan (click here)

Commissioner Bauer Agrees To Travel Tables

February 4, 2009
Thank you for your email. I am happy to accommodate this suggestion. In fact, I began Monday detouring from my home to traverse the first two speed tables in downtown Hansville before turning around and going to my destination. This means four speed tables which is the most anyone else has to cover. I am also doing that when I return home which is more than you requested. I am happy to do this because I believe it shows the community that I am willing to share the experience of dealing with the speed tables. I will do this for the month of February.

While I agree that this will provide me with first-hand experience of daily use of the speed tables, it does not change the charge to the two existing committees, i.e., propose revisions or alternatives to the speed tables that meet the interests of the other side in this issue. I am looking forward to a meeting of the two committees to share the results of your work. I have received recent assurances that your committee is working on proposed alternatives and am eager to see them.

Thanks again for your suggestion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The group that travels through Cliffside has to go through four bumps every day x 2 times a day. So you aren't doing more than anyone else has to cover.

Also, that road through Cliffside should be 35mph but for some reason has a lower speed limit of 30mph even before the installation of the bumps. So try the speed limit of 30mph on those 4 bumps and let us know how your vehicle holds up.