Brewocracy Now

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 10/14

Dr. Linda Rosenbury, Port Townsend School District Superintendent was today’s guest on Brewocracy Now. Topics include COVID-19 transmission at Port Townsend schools, staff vaccination rates, impact of COVID-19-related duties to district staff. John Mauro answered listener questions regarding the Cook St. development. Also discussed by all: the need for calm thoughtful discourse during the pandemic and a preview of the upcoming Brewocracy Now discussion regarding climate change.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 10/07

This week John Mauro responded to questions about the City’s new Infrastructure Committee and the consolidation of existing committees to gain efficiencies for the city. Other topics included seasonal changes to downtown parking limits, infrastructure challenges at the city’s sewage treatment plant, and the status of Port Townsend ‘s pending water system agreement with the mill.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro for 9/30

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Phil Andrus and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics: status of the City’s water supply; Illegal tree removal at Red Men Cemetery; Proposed removal of the poplars along Sims Way; Collaboration with other government agencies.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 9/23

On today’s Brewoacracy Now show, City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush talked about the excavation and road work being done adjacent to the new Trail Crest housing development on Cook Avenue. They followed up from last week’s show to speak more about ADU development. John spoke about the challenges faced by public works crews for historical preservation in Port Townsend, as well as those our hard working healthcare workers are facing. Big thanks to all those work crews!

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Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 9/16

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics: Potential tree removal on Sims Way; the City’s role in attracting new businesses to address vacancies; the status of the stop light at Taylor and Water Street; City Council Salary Commission; permits for public demonstrations, and a change to the email address for submitting questions – please submit questions to [email protected] and include “Brew Now” in the subject line.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 9/09

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed a variety of topics including: the impact of social media on the effectiveness of public discourse; the potential of pre-approved ADU designs; the cost of the skate park fence repair; the upcoming budget process; new COVID-19 mandates; and the effect of housing affordability on current City job recruitments.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 9/02

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Dr. Philip Higuera, Professor of Fire Ecology with the University of Montana, and East Jefferson Fire and Rescue Chief Bret Black. The discussion covered the science and consequences of increased wildfire activity due to climate change, and its impacts on public health and public policy.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 8/05

Brewocracy Now welcomes both new local school school district superintendents. Linda Rosenbury, Port Townsend School District, and Scott Mauk, Chimacum School District. John Mauro explains how local governments collaborate with these entities, and the superintendents speak to their goals, aspirations and first impressions. 

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 7/29

John Mauro respondrf to the role if the city of Port Townsend to alleviate the impacts of homelessness. He spoke about the status of the city’s collaboration with Jefferson County on homeless housing sites. He also spoke on how the city might respond in the case of new COVID-19-related mandates.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 7/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed the “banked capacity” spending plan; OlyCAP affordable housing project groundbreaking; and Net Zero projects and climate change.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 7/08

John Mauro was on air live from Water Street, and spoke with the people behind Jefferson County Historical Society’s “Hidden History” project. John and guests including JCHS director Shelly Leavens and PT Main Street director Mari Mullen explained what the project is and how it brings Port Townsend’s past to life.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 7/01

This week on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics:
Street Eateries Update; Eviction Moratorium and the Homeless; City Response to Extreme Heat Event; City Personnel Recruitments; “Hidden Histories” Placards.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/24

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed a variety of topics including; New City Hall office hours; Ferry service reductions; and the Traffic signal at Taylor Street.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/17

On today’s Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush was joined by City Manager John Mauro and special guest East Jefferson Fire Chief Bret Black. Topics discussed included the proposed temporary homeless encampment; and the provision of Fire and EMT services in the county.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/10

Today City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush spoke with Jake Beattie, Executive Director of the Northwest Maritime Center at the end of the WA360 race. They also shared thoughts about emergency housing after John Mauro’s visit to the construction site. Mr. Mauro was questioned regarding the City participating in tentative homeless relocation from Fairgrounds. And they fielded questions regarding plans to develop spaces for youth recreation and interaction.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/03

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed a variety of topics including solutions to affordable housing.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 5/27

On today’s Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics: Opportunities to get involved on a variety of boards and commissions; City Council salary commission; City smoking ban; code compliance efforts; homeless solutions; Streateries (outdoor dining spaces adjacent to restaurants) survey.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 5/20

Today on Brewocracy Now host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Tyler Johnson from the Port Townsend Public Works Department.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 5/13

On today’s Brewocracy Now host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Mayor Michelle Sandoval who read the KPTZ Radio Day Proclamation. Other topics discussed included: state and federal relief funding for affordable housing infrastructure, upcoming Public Works Week, and the Drinking Water Report available on line.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/29

On today’s Brewocracy Now host Charlie Bermant and City Manager John Mauro‘s discussion included the following topics: New Police Chief, Battling misinformation, Pickleball Club, City staffing challenges, and upcoming City Council changes.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/22

Today on Brewocracy Now, host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed local actions people can take to address climate change; funding for municipal services and managing the public’s expectations; the new Engage PT effort regarding financial sustainability; and the Police Department’s Navigator Program.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/15

This week on Brewocracy Now host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed: City Hall and Library limited reopenings; Busking on the Block; Impacts of reduced ferry service; Community Services Officer transition; New Police Chief Olsen starting on May 3; How to stop at a 4-way stop, and upcoming City Council open seats.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/08

Today on Brewocracy Now, host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics:
Affordable Housing and Housing Set Asides; Fee Waivers for Affordable Housing; the new Engage PT website; the City’s Strategic Plan; and Fort Worden PDA oversight.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/01

Today on Brewocracy Now, host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by City Councilmember Amy Howard. Topics discussed included – Housing Policy; Considerations in becoming a City Councilmember; Looking forward to pandemic next steps; The need to discuss Councilmember compensation.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 3/25

Today on Brewocracy Now host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Councilmember Pam Adams. Topics discussed included the Fort Worden PDA reorganization and the new scheduling process at the Community Pool. Brewocracy Now moves to 12:30 starting next week on April 1.