Brewocracy Now

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/30/22

This week on Brewocracy Now, KPTZ host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Emma Bolin, the City’s new Planning and Community Development Director. They discussed upcoming development projects.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/16/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro were joined first by Ellen Michael Caldwell, Executive Director of Olympic Pride, who talked about the upcoming Sound of Pride 2022 event, which takes place June 25th from 10am-4pm at Pope Marine Park in downtown Port Townsend. The rest of the time they talked with Port Townsend People and Performance Director Pamela Martinez about developments in city staffing.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/09/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Emily Bufford, the new Youth and Outreach Director at the Port Townsend Public Library. They discussed the ways that the library has broadened their services in response to the pandemic, resources available to families with children, outreach efforts for those who can’t access the library in person, and the importance of reading aloud to children. Mr. Mauro also announced the upcoming “Sound of Pride” festival on June 25 at Pope Marine Plaza.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/02/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics: the hiring of Emma Bolin to be the new Director of Planning and Community Development; the Edge Lane Road Pilot Program on Blaine Street; and how to use the City’s inquiry website.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 5/26/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Taylor Clark was joined by City Manager John Mauro and special guests Nation West, City Manager of Port Angeles, and Matthew Huish, City Manager of Sequim. They discussed the importance or regional collaboration and the efforts they have made to advocate for communities on the Northern Olympic Peninsula.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 5/19/22

Today on Brewocracy Now, KPTZ host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro focused their discussion on the City’s response to the need for a variety of housing solutions for populations ranging from those experiencing homelessness to market rate housing. Mauro also encouraged members of the public to participate in the ongoing housing discussion by going to the Engage PT section of the City’s website.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 5/12/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro discussed the City Council’s upcoming budget process and where the city gets input into setting strategic priorities. We are early in this process and there will be a strategic retreat for city council and city department heads on July 18. The location is still to be determined. This will be an open meeting that the public may attend.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 5/05/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Taylor Clark talked with City Manager John Mauro KPTZ. Details to follow. Our guest this week was Carrie Hite, our city’s new Director of Parks & Recreation Strategy. 

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Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/28/22

Today on Brewocracy Now host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Beaulah Kingsolver, Executive Director of Dove House Advocacy Services. They discussed the variety of services that Dove House provides, such as emergency and transitional housing, and the Recovery Cafe.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/21/22

Mayor David Faber gives an update to the the City’s “Streetlet” program and fiscal priorities, including street repair. John Mauro explained funding acquired for the Discovery Road project. The outlook for Port Townsend’s Summer festival season is discussed by all.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 4/14/22

Today on Brewocracy Now host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro were joined by the City’s Code Compliance Officer, KT LaBadie. Topics discussed included ways to ensure code compliance.

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Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 3/31/22

Today on Brewocracy Now, City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush talked about an overview of community input related to the “Streelet and Parklet” proposal. Also, the status of Police Officer hires, and the impact of reduced summer service to the City’s summer festival season.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 3/24/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush was joined by City Manager John Mauro and Cherish Cronmiller, Executive Director of OlyCAP. Topics discussed included an update on the 43-unit affordable housing project called 7th Haven, OlyCAP’s work with other non-profit partners, and the upcoming open house to discuss the “streateries program.”

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 3/17/22

Today City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush were joined by Jim Novelli, Executive Director of Discovery Behavioral Healthcare. Mr. Novelli explained the how the organization interacts with local governments with the goal of providing comprehensive mental health services.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 3/10/22

This week on Brewocracy Now, City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s were joined by Port Townsend Police Department ‘s newest officer, Kamal Sharrif. Officer Sharrif comments on joining the Department from his previous assignment in King County, provides insight into the intricacies of policing, and the skills necessary to effectively and compassionately protect the public.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 3/03/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Port Townsend Library Director Melody Sky Weaver. Topics discussed included: the current Community Read, effects of book banning efforts in other parts of the country on Port Townsend, and the upcoming tour for new City Council members of the Port of Port Townsend.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro for 2/24/22

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Adam Zacks, founder of the THING music and arts festival, coning to Fort Worden on August 26-28. They discussed the event, its focus on the discovery and inclusion of non-white and women artists, and the effects of COVID-19 on the event planning process. More information is available at THINGNW.org.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 2/17

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by the new City Engineer, Laura Parsons. Topics discussed included: the Local Roads Safety Plan, Discovery Road Infrastructure Project, Madrona Ridge Development Project, Thing Festival Return, and the Rhododendron Parade.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 2/10

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics: expanded hours at City Hall and the Library; proposed State legislation addressing the construction of ADUs; the Poplar Alliance’s opposition to removal of the poplar trees on Sims Way; the Cook Avenue development and implications for future changes to the City’s permitting process and potential impact fees; the City’s map of traffic incidents, and pedestrian and cyclist safety.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 2/03

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush spoke with City Manager John Mauro about efforts to recruit for vital city staff. John Mauro also provided updates on the work being done by Seton Construction on Cook Avenue, and the proposed Evan’s Vista project development.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 1/27

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Councilmember Ben Thomas. The newly-elected Councilmember discussed his efforts to familiarize himself with city operations; his hope that in-person public meetings can return soon; among other topics. He shared his e-mail and encouraged members of the community to reach out to him – [email protected].

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 1/20

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro were joined by Dr. Linda Rosenberry, Superintendent of the Port Townsend School District. Topics they discussed included the school district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming bond levy.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 1/13

Today on Brewocracy Now guest host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro were joined by newly-elected Councilmember Aislinn Diamanti. Among the topics they discussed were: the City’s response to housing needs, adopting codes to make it easier to build small cottages, the recent vacancy of the Development Services Director position, and Councilmember Diamanti’s role with the Fort Worden PDA.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/30

Today on Brewocracy Now, guest host Taylor Clark and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics: The City’s response to recent snowy road conditions; the completion of the Mill Agreement and what it means to upgrades to the water system; and upcoming projects and opportunities for community participation in 2022.

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Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/23

On today’s Brewocracy Now, hosts John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush welcomed Port Townsend Mayor Michelle Sandoval. Mayor Sandoval reflected on her 20 years of service to the community and answered wide-ranging questions, including the effect of social media on local politics, the reasons she decided to serve for two decades both as a Council Member and Mayor, and her hopes and vision for the future of Port Townsend.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/16

Today on Brewocracy Now KTPZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed the following topics: Recap of the Sims Way Town Hall; Upcoming City Council action on the Evans Vista property purchase; Mill Agreement update; and City staffing. Mayor Michelle Sandoval will join John and Tim on the next Brewocracy Now on December 23, 2021.