Brewocracy Now

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.

Brewocracy Now ~ 3/18

Today on Brewocracy Now, host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Councilmember Ariel Speser. Topics discussed included the status of the Fort Worden PDA; the upcoming sale of the Hastings Building; COVID-19 updates; and Councilmember Speser’s accomplishments during her first term on the City Council.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 3/11

Today on Brewocracy Now, host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by City Councilmember Monica MickHager. Topics discussed included the experience of working through the pandemic as a new Councilmember; status of the pool re-opening; the recent donation for Chetzemoka Park; and improvements to the Adams Street Plaza.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 3/04

Today on Brewocracy Now, host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Councilmember Owen Rowe. Topics discussed included the announcement of the new Police Chief, Thomas Olson, status of the PDA Reorganization, the Police Department budget, and the status of the OlyCap affordable housing project.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 2/25

On Brewocracy Now, host Charlie Bermant and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Vice Mayor David Faber. Topics discussed included the status of the Police Chief recruitment, the recently released City Annual Report, and the effects of the new Presidential administration on the City of Port Townsend.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 2/18

Today on Brewocracy Now, host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Port Townsend Mayor Michelle Sandoval. Topics discussed included public engagement in the Zoom age, the problem of misinformation on social media, the new City Report, and the need to review City Council compensation.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 2/11

Today City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush talked about the ICG Strong Towns presentation with Charles Marohn;
Winter storm preparations; and the upcoming Intergovernmental Collaborative Group meeting featuring Congressman Derek Kilmer.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 1/28

On this week’s Brewocracy Now on Thursday, City Manager John Mauro and Tim Quackenbush were joined by County Administrator Philip Morley, PUD General Manager Kevin Street, and Port of Port Townsend Director Eron Berg.  They discussed:

• How the elected jurisdictions of Jefferson County are working together for Recovery and Resiliency.

• How we may benefit from the upcoming Feb. 4 ICG presentation by engineer and planner Charlies Marohn.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 1/14

City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush talked again today about current issues:

  • Monday 1/11 Public introduction of Police Chief candidates at virtual special meeting
  • Final draft of recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on Port Townsend Law Enforcement
  • City policies regarding tiny house placement in the community.
  • Removal of Sequim City Manager.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 1/07

Today, City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush talked about:

  • Police Chief selection
  • Loss of Parks Director Alex Wisnewski
  • COVID-19 functions provided by local government and efforts to pursue reimbursement 
  • Water Infrastructure project 
  • How to become involved with community decision-making during COVID-19.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/24

Today, City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush talked about:

  • Public Records Act — City Responsibilities
  • Washington Street Traffic Calming
  • Jail Contract with County

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/17

Today City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush talked about:

  • Intergovermental Collaborative Group
  • Affordable housing
  • Pool
  • Police Chief hiring

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/10

On today’s Brewocracy Now, City Manager John Mauro and Host Tim Quackenbush discussed:

  • The upcoming ICG meeting
  • Discovery Road Design
  • Negotiation with Uber
  • Gustafson Apartments Development Proposal
  • Adams Street Closure

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/03

Discovery Road Host Tim Quackenbush discussed the City of Port Townsend upcoming budget process with City Manager John Mauro.

Stay tuned for the weekly chance to learn more about developments for the City of Port Townsend. John will take questions and encourage productive dialogue (and exemplary virtual meeting etiquette) to steer through a range of topics. 

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(call in your question during the 12:10 to 12:40pm broadcast):
360-215-7270
Email your questions in advance to dj@kptz.org

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