Council Goals & Priorities

The following goals and priorities were established at the Joint Planning Session on February 10, 2018.

2018 Goals & Priorities

Local Streets and Sidewalks Improvements (Public Works Committee)
  • Develop a Sidewalk Policy and Work Plan
  • Action Plan for Local Street Repair
  • Secure Additional Funding
Economic Development (Finance/Investment & Parking Committee)
  • Review B & O Tax Policy
  • Support/Develop Business Friendly Policies
  • Support Opportunity Zones designated in the City
Improve Intra-City Traffic Flow and Reduce Parking Congestion (Finance/Investment & Parking Committee)
  • Develop and Implement a Comprehensive Parking Plan
Code Enforcement (Public Safety & Parks Committee)
  • Design and Implement a Proactive Code Enforcement Program and Codes
Work with Kitsap Transit to Improve Public Transportation in Bremerton (Kitsap Transit Board)

Quality Affordable Housing (Public Safety & Parks Committee)
  • Rental Housing Safety Program
  • Establish a stronger connection with Bremerton Housing Authority 
  • Explore opportunities with other stakeholders
  • Develop a coordinated County-wide response to homeless issues by working more closely with Kitsap County, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, and Bainbridge Island on homelessness problems and solutions
Improving Kitsap Lake Water Quality (Public Safety & Parks Committee)

Increase Public Outreach through Social Media (Entire Council)