Council Goals & Priorities

The following goals and priorities were established at the Joint Planning Session on January 30, 2021.

2021 Goals & Priorities

Economic Development 
  • Support Incentives and Secure Additional Funding for Redevelopment of:
    • Wheaton Way Corridor
    • Callow Business District 
    • East-side Employment Village Plan
    • Quincy Square on 4th Street
  • Continue to look for opportunities to support local small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic
Improve Intra-City Traffic Flow and Reduce Parking Congestion 
  • Update and Improve Parking Signage throughout the City
  • Increase and Measure Active Transportation Options
    • Review Bicycle Policies
    • Establish a Complete Streets Committee
    • Support the Planning and Development of a Trail System through Bremerton
  • Complete a Sidewalk Policy
  • Secure Additional Sustainable Funding Source for Local Streets and Sidewalk Improvements
Code Enforcement 
  • Revise Noise Ordinance
Quality Affordable Housing
  • Continue connection with Bremerton Housing Authority and Kitsap Community Resources
  • Explore options for implementing Tiny Houses on Wheels (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
Increase Public Outreach, Access and Transparency in Government
  • Outreach Program with Bremerton High School Youth Advisory Council
  • Continue Strengthening Relationship with Naval Base Kitsap and PSNS-IMF
  • Development of a City of Bremerton "Good Neighbor Handbook"
  • Develop Policies and Implement Changes that Encourage Civic Engagement
Support Parks
  • Secure Dedicated Sustainable Funding for Parks Capital Improvements Projects