June 27, 2017
Meeting was called to order at 7:30am by President Kevin Hoult.
PABA Secretary Peggy Norris was absent, and the guest book was not circulated. But several guests in the audience introduced themselves.
Tom Johnson, Anne F. Burns and Jim Moran.
No written minutes of the last meeting (June 20) were circulated because of Secretary Norris’ absence, but President Hoult noted that they will be posted on the PABA website and asked for any errors to be called to his attention.
There were several announcements from the floor of upcoming community events.
An election forum for the three candidates for Port Angeles City Council Position 1 comprised the meeting program.
The election forum ran an extra 15 minutes, to 8:45am, after members present approved a motion to extend the meeting offered by Jon Fager, seconded by Matthew Rainwater.
The three candidates – Jim Moran, president/owner of The 401(k) Co., Inc. of Port Angeles; Marolee Smith, a researcher and writer; and Tod Negus, owner of OSP Sling, Inc., in Sequim – fielded questions about issues facing the city including annexation, the city’s fight with the federal government over water and whether Port Angeles should revert to a second-class-city status.
The candidates – who will be on the Aug 1 primary election ballon – also answered a question about saying the Pledge of Allegiance after Port Angeles City Council member noticed Smith did not say the pledge at the start of the PABA meeting.
The election forum was covered by reporters Jesse Major of the Peninsula Daily News and Rich Erickson of KONP radio.
Erickson’s KONP story: PA City Council candidates address the PABA
Meeting adjourned at 8:45am.