City Council caught with their pants down over 116 million wastewater treatment plant and blames the Mayor for their lack of communication.

At the City Council meeting on March 3rd 2015 some of the Oak Harbor City Council went full bore in attempting to make every problem the city has a Mayor problem. Instead of informing themselves, staying educated on city issues and tackling problems our city has they seem only to want to point fingers at the […]

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Mayor Scott Dudley Appointed As Elected Official Member to the Island Transit Board of Directors

At the October 21 2014 meeting of the Oak Harbor City Council the Oak Harbor representative to the Board of Directors of Island Transit Jim Campbell resigned from his position as Board member. The Oak Harbor City Council appointed Mayor Scott Dudley to the Island Transit Board of Directors. The City Council also appointed Joel Servatius as alternate […]

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Is the Oak Harbor City Council following Parliamentary Procedures? Or are Parliamentary Procedures being used as a disruptive tool by the council?

At the last city council meeting and in our local newspaper we saw several of our council members making claims that the Mayor was not following proper Parliamentary Procedures in many of his actions. Tara Hizon stated that she was “horrified” and “It was the most unprofessional thing I have ever seen,” in our local […]

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Oak Harbor financial information now available online through opengov.com

The city of Oak Harbor has placed all of it’s financial information online for residents to view though the online portal https://opengov.com. This is a major step in increasing tranparency and open governmant in the city. The information available is outstanding with almost every facet of the cities finances available for viewing.  You can view […]

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Oak Harbor City Council Delays Reviewing Their Own Salary and Benefits After Declaring City In Fiscal Emergency!

At the City Council meeting on May 21st the City Council had 2 agenda items that were tabled until the next meeting following the November election. Both of these Agenda items were brought by the Mayor and Administration in response to the “Fiscal Emergency” declared by the City Council. One of the items was Resolution 13-12 […]

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Commissioner’s Price-Johnson and Homola Teamed with WEAN, against the Ruckelhaus Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) and We the People Were Big Losers

In her New Year 2012 newsletter, Commissioner Emerson gave citizens a warning about a very important land use decision soon to be made.  http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs047/1103899759638/archive/1106248418800.html She explained how this would have given us a way out of the cost associated with the WEAN lawsuit and any others pertaining to AG Critical Areas. For Island County, “opting […]

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One way street against the will of the people? Previous City Administration cost taxpayers $13,000,000.00!

I thought I would re-post the first article ever posted to jokeharbor.org/islandpolitics.org. It was posted on 10-1-2010 and here is what it said: (See the original post with images below, don’t miss the images!) “Oak Harbor has recently decided that Pioneer Way, the historic downtown of our city, is to be turned into a one way […]

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Oak Harbor City Council Again Obstructs our Mayor from performing his duty under our State Laws

Again we see our obstructive Oak Harbor City Council in action. Recently Mayor Dudley appointed a new city attorney as a full time city employee to replace the interim attorney. The City Council has refused to confirm this appointment. This is 3 or 4 to zero in confirming the Mayors appointments without obstruction. (Correction: The City Council approved […]

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Once Again Island County Commissioners Vote to Approve Another “Property Taking” Law

The County Commissioners are planning to create a citizens committee to address citizen complaints against property owners who wish to shoot guns on their property, and  County Planning Director,  Bob Peterson will head it up…unbelievable! This is another  effort  by  government taking second amendment rights from us. We need “all hands on deck” to attend this meeting at the County […]

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