Council Goals & Priorities

The following goals and priorities were established at the Joint Planning Session on January 25, 2020.

2020 Goals & Priorities


Local Streets and Sidewalks Improvements
  • Complete a Sidewalk Policy and Work Plan
  • Secure Additional Funding 
Economic Development 
  • Adopt Code Changes to Provide Incentives and Framework for Redevelopment of:
    • Wheaton Way Corridor
    • Callow Business District Site Reuse and Revitalization 
    • East-side Employment Center (Harrison) Study
Improve Intra-City Traffic Flow and Reduce Parking Congestion 
  • Update and Improve Parking Signage throughout the City
  • Increase Multi-Modal Transit Options
Code Enforcement 
  • Review Noise Ordinance
Quality Affordable Housing
  • Rental Housing Safety Program
  • Continue connection with Bremerton Housing Authority and Kitsap Community Resources
  • Consider Zoning Code Changes to Encourage the Development of Affordable Housing including:
    • ADU Design Guide
    • Explore adopting Tiny Houses (with Design Standards) as Permanent Housing
  • Secure Additional Funding for Affordable Housing Programs
Environmental Stewardship
  • Implement Kitsap Lake Water Quality Program
  • Convert Street Lighting to LED
  • Seek out Environmental Stewardship Opportunities 
Increase Public Outreach
  • Outreach Program with Bremerton High School Youth Advisory Council
  • Develop and Communicate City Mission, Vision and Values Statement
  • Continue Strengthening Relationship with Naval Base Kitsap and PSNS-IMF
  • Develop a "Good Neighbor Handbook"
  • Make Utility Taxes more Transparent as part of transition to Monthly Utility Billing
  • Develop Policies that Encourage Civic Engagement