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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Wheeler Signs New Emergency Order Permitting Outdoor Restaurant Seating on Private Property 

Today, Mayor Wheeler signed an emergency order to permit outdoor restaurant seating in parking lots on private property. This order is in addition t...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Funding Approved for Bremerton Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Greg Wheeler announced today that a new City of Bremerton grant program will begin roll out as scheduled in the next few weeks. 

Mayor Wheeler pledged $250,000 to support the prog...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Emergency Order Permits Bremerton Restaurants to Apply for Outdoor Seating

Today, Mayor Wheeler signed an emergency order to create outdoor seating for restaurants and taverns in Bremerton that are facing significant economic impacts caused by COVID-19. Th...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Bremerton Schools to Start Academic Year with 100% Remote Learning Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases, Gov. Inslee Halts Phased Reopenings in Counties

Due to a rising community transmission rate of COVID-19 in Kitsap County, the Bremerton School District (BSD) a...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Wheeler Announces Bremerton Grant Program for Local Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Greg Wheeler announced today the development of a new City of Bremerton grant program that will assist local business owners facing significant impacts due to t...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Gov. Inslee Pauses Safe Start applications until July 28 

Gov. Jay Inslee announced yesterday afternoon that the state has extended the hold on all applications submitted by counties to reopen until at least Tuesday, July 28. Counties that applied...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Beautify Bremerton canceled due to impacts of COVID-19

Beautify Bremerton, a City of Bremerton organized event, has been canceled this year due to the impacts of COVID-19. The one-day event, which takes place in September, has been providing free drop-off ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Bremerton Small Businesses Eligible to Apply for New Kitsap Grant Program 

Message from Mayor Greg Wheeler: As a board member of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), I am pleased to share some news on a new small business relief grant ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Gov. Inslee puts all Safe Start applications on pause, businesses must require face coverings starting July 7

Gov. Jay Inslee announced late last week that all applications made by counties to reopen would be put on hold due to rising levels of COVID-19 in...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

State Delays Kitsap County Move to Phase 3

Kitsap County has been notified by the Washington State Department of Health that its application to move to Phase 3 has been delayed and will be reevaluated on Thursday, July 9. Kitsap’s request to move...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Kitsap Public Health Board to Consider Phase 3 Proposal at Public Meeting on Friday, June 19

At the Kitsap Public Health virtual meeting tomorrow (Fri., June 19), board members will decide whether to approve an application to move to Phase 3 of the state&a...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Does Defunding the Police Work for Bremerton?

We’ve experienced several peaceful demonstrations over the past few weeks in Bremerton and across Kitsap County in response to the murder of George Floyd while he was in police custody. The demonstrat...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Greg Wheeler talks about upcoming Juneteenth events and highlights rising local youth leaders who have organized peaceful demonstrations to spotlight racial injustice. Check out the YouTube video here.

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

City of Bremerton Creates and Adopts First-ever Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Policy 

I am pleased to share with our community members the first-ever Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Policy for the City of Bremerton. This has been a long-...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Eastside Employment Center/Harrison Hospital District: Draft Documents Now Available for Review

The City of Bremerton is continuing recovery efforts under COVID-19 and is sharing an update on the Eastside Employment Center/Harrison Hospital District.&n...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Additional Park Amenities Opening Today, June 11

The City of Bremerton is announcing the opening of tennis courts at Lions and Manette Parks effective today, Thursday, June 11. 

Park visitors are asked to continue to follow state and local health g...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Additional Parking Lots Open at Evergreen, Lions Park Effective June 5; Evergreen Park Boat Launch Open

Mayor Wheeler announced the opening of additional parking lots at Evergreen Rotary Park and Lions Park effective today, June 5, 2020. The boat launch at...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Kitsap Lake Algae Control Treatment to begin Monday, June 8, Boat Launch Closed through Thursday, June 11 for Application

The City of Bremerton is beginning recovery efforts under COVID-19 and will start the next phase of the Kitsap Lake project next week....

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Solidarity in Times of Challenge

As the events of last week have unfolded in the wake of the reprehensible treatment and senseless death of George Floyd, I want to share that the City of Bremerton unequivocally condemns the actions and behavior of the Minn...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Wheeler to Reopen More Park Facilities on June 1

Mayor Wheeler announced today that more park areas will be opened in Bremerton next week under the Phase 2 opening in Kitsap County. In addition to all walking paths and trails being open in all Bremer...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Kitsap County Approved to Begin Phase 2 Early

This morning, the Washington State Department of Health notified Kitsap Public Health that Kitsap County’s request was approved to move to an early Phase 2 opening under the state’s &ldq...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Opening slowly will be key to protecting the health of our citizens 

I write this letter to provide an update on the coronavirus and its impact in our community. 

It was only a couple of months ago, the virus was spreading rapidly. Snohomi...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Additional Funds Available for Bremerton COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Mayor Wheeler announced today that an additional $268,383 is now available for the Bremerton COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program to aid residents who need help in making rental paym...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Suspension of Timed, On-Street Parking in Downtown and 5-Day Parking Rule in Neighborhoods Extended to May 31

To support social distancing measures in the City of Bremerton, Mayor Wheeler has extended emergency changes to parking rules for essential worker...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Gold Mountain Golf Course Set to Reopen on May 5

Mayor Greg Wheeler announced today that the City of Bremerton Gold Mountain Golf Course will reopen effective Tuesday, May 5 with safety protocols in place. The new health and safety recommendations were est...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Wheeler to Partially Reopen Bremerton Parks on May 5

Walking Paths, Trails Will Be Available for Walking, Jogging, Hiking And Nature Viewing

Mayor Greg Wheeler announced today that parks will be partially reopened beginning next week. Effective Tuesda...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Gov. Inslee to lift some restrictions on certain outdoor activities 

Governor Inslee said today he will partially reduce restrictions for some state recreational uses beginning May 5. Hiking, fishing, hunting and some other daytime outdoor activit...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Gov. Inslee Announces Plan to Resume Some Construction Projects in the State

Today, Governor Inslee announced a plan that was developed in consultation with the construction industry in the state. The effort would resume certain construction activity if ap...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

‘A safe, measured approach is necessary to reopen the City’

Governor Inslee announced this week that his administration is working on a roadmap to gradually modify restrictions in the state and safely begin recovery efforts in the midst...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

The following email was sent today to all employees in the City of Bremerton. It gives an update that the City remains on solid financial footing at this time in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Dear City Personnel, 

As you all know, the City of ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

A COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Bremerton operated by the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center has reopened through Friday, April 17. More residents are now eligible for testing, including those in high-risk populations or essential service occup...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Public Advisory: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Wednesday, April 15th City Council meeting is being held remotely.

The City Council Chambers is closed to the public, and all Council Members and staff will be participating in the meeting virtual...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Greg Wheeler gives a video update on efforts taking place in the City of Bremerton due to the coronavirus. Check out the YouTube video here.

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

We Will Get Through This Together

During these times, I want to recognize the commitment and spirit of our citizens in helping to slow the spread of the coronavirus in our community.

Over the past several weeks, I have been encouraged by the steps residents...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

City of Bremerton Pledges More Funding to Expand Bremerton COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program 

Due to impacts caused by the coronavirus, Mayor Greg Wheeler committed $263,000 in additional funds today to the Bremerton COVID-19 Rental Assistance Pr...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

City Extends Suspension of Timed, On-Street Parking in Downtown and 5-Day Parking Rule in Neighborhoods to May 4

Bremerton, WA (April 6, 2020) – To encourage social distancing and to protect the public, the City has temporarily extended the emerg...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

It’s Important to Comply with State’s Stay-at-Home Order to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

Bremerton, WA (March 31, 2020) – Mayor Greg Wheeler issued a stern message to non-essential businesses and residents today who are not com...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Public Advisory: The Wednesday, April 1st City Council meeting is being held remotely due to COVID-19 in our community. 

The City Council Chambers is closed to the public, and all Council Members and staff will be participating in the meeting remo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

City puts plastic bag ban on hold to address COVID-19 safety concerns of workers, residents 

Bremerton, WA (March 27, 2020) – Mayor Greg Wheeler issued an emergency directive today to suspend enforcement of the plastic bag ban due to con...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

City Suspends Timed, On-Street Parking in Downtown and 5-Day Parking Rule in Neighborhoods

Bremerton, WA (March 26, 2020) – To encourage social distancing and to protect the public, the City is temporarily making emergency changes to par...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Bremerton COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Now Available

Bremerton, WA (March 25, 2020) – The Bremerton COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program was launched today to aid City residents facing financial hardship due to the outbreak. 

The temp...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

The Wednesday, March 25 Bremerton City Council 5:00 PM study session has been canceled due to Governor Inslee’s "stay at home" order in response to COVID-19.

The City will be exploring additional precautions to meet so...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

I have directed our Parks and Recreation Department to take additional actions today to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see notice below.Greg WheelerMayor


City of Bremerton Responds to Coronavirus 

All parks, playgrounds, sp...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

I have directed our Tax and Licensing Division to help reduce the financial burden and impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on City businesses. Please see notice below.Greg WheelerMayor


City of Bremerton Responds to Coronavirus 

City suspends late...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Tonight’s Bremerton City Council meeting has been canceled to make preparations for COVID-19. 

The City has canceled tonight’s Wednesday, March 18 meeting to research technology options and recommended measures for future publi...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

I have directed our Parks and Recreation Department to take additional actions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see notice below.Greg WheelerMayor


City of Bremerton Responds to Coronavirus 

Organized outdoor activities and...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

City of Bremerton Responds to Coronavirus by Assisting with Utility Billing

City waiving fees, will not shut off water for customers 

Bremerton, WA (March 16, 2020) – As our area faces impacts due to the coronavirus, the City of Bremerton...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Proclamation of Emergency Issued for City of Bremerton

On Thursday, March 12, Mayor Greg Wheeler signed a Proclamation of Emergency in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The Emergency Declaration will allow the City to take essential steps for th...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

City of Bremerton Monitoring COVID-19 in Kitsap County, Washington State

Governor Jay Inslee put in place an emergency proclamation today, prohibiting events and religious gatherings with more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties in respo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Mayor Greg Wheeler would like to announce his 2020 Initiatives for the City of Bremerton. The 2020 initiatives continue many of the efforts begun over the past two years as well as include new items for Making Bremerton Better for All

View the M...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Go Green - File Online!

***Due to technical difficulties, please do not contact FileLocal. Instead, please contact Tax & License directly at 360-473-5311.***

Pay business taxes and apply for/renew licenses online! Register on FileLocal today!

Did you know, you can now:

  • Apply fo...
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Public Notices
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

Bremerton Parks and Recreation staff in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission have been working over the past 11 months to update the city’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan, which provides a road map to develop a quality syste...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Message from Mayor Wheeler

City of Bremerton Cannot Extend Kitsap Rescue Mission’s Temporary Occupancy Permit for Shelter Use 

'I cannot in good conscience extend temporary occupancy for a shelter that is unsafe.'

Mayor Wheeler sent the following email today to Kitsap Rescue...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Message from Mayor Wheeler

Salvation Army has Agreed to Open Overnight Shelter When Kitsap Rescue Mission Shelter Closes on October 13; No Gap in Service to Community’s Homeless 

On Wednesday, the Salvation Army in Bremerton announced it would open its doors early as an ove...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Bremerton Fire Department Job Opportunities

The City of Bremerton is hiring! Learn about the Firefighter Paramedic and Lateral Firefighter employment opportunities with Bremerton Fire Department. Download the job flyers (http://bit.ly/2Hs4xrL and http://bit.ly/2ZgVq8c) or visit the Current Jobs web...

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