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Hilary Franz recalls years of Bainbridge community service (CAFE-044)

Hilary Franz recalls years of Bainbridge community service (CAFE-044)

In this 25-minute podcast conversation, Hilary Franz looks back to her favorite community accomplishments during her four years of service on the Bainbridge City Council, from 2008-11. She tells about the farm on the north end of the Island that attracted her to move here in 2000. And there's a story about sheep and roosters. She explains that, even though her years on City Council were burdened by the severe national recession and a collapse of the local economy and local government funding, it was also a time of innovation and working for shared island values. She discusses favorite memories of those years such as: improving the Winslow downtown by repairing the pipes of Winslow Way, widening sidewalks and creating bike lanes; protecting the harbor and Puget Sound from stormwater runoff; honoring the historic home in Eagle Harbor for the liveaboard community; creating incentives for greener building and more affordable housing; updating the zoning code to preserve local farming; tak

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