We understand the state and local PTA’s dilemma. Much of the tension, however, is the result of conflicting PTA policy.
For those of you who came down to the Port of Poulsbo for our first Winter Rendezvous (weekend of Feb. 7), you quickly discovered that Waterfront Park was a real bee hive of activity with Chip Hanauer, the “Boat Guy,” meeting and greeting visitors to Poulsbo.
The Poulsbo Port Commission should establish a written policy specifying what commissioners can submit for their $104-per-meeting payment. There is currently no policy, and commissioners have wide latitude in what they can claim.
Federal, tribal, state and local governments are working to identify and correct pollution sources that harm our waters and marine life. There is another pollution source — a big one — that hasn’t been addressed until now: sewage from boats and ships.