30 Jan, all-day Council retreat to set 2021 goals and priorities; your input sought. 27 Jan, ADU review. 30 Jan the Council has its annual retreat, where they set goals, priorities for the coming year. To weigh in on your aims for 2021, contact your Councilor (City.Council@ci.bremerton.wa.us) beforehand, and get the Zoom link. These are … Continue reading Upcoming Events
Approved with funding: Rental Assistance w/ BHA 2020/2021; Normal building code triennial update (every 3 years); Gorst Coalition MOU; Home Weatherization & Repair w. KCR. Simpson the only voice of reason in this Council (a prophet crying in the wilderness reference?) Seems that Council will start next General Meeting with KPHD Covid update, a brief … Continue reading City Council 20 Jan 21 – Happy Inauguration Day!
Gorst Coalition, New WA Building Codes To Be Adopted, $165 million in 2021 to jail people, but less than expected due to mental health counselors, should pursue more funding for that. Younger and Simpson want to discuss best bang for the buck in giving grant money assistance to renters, Lobbyists are Evil! Evil and Useless! … Continue reading City Council 13 Jan 2021
Interesting that this meeting, with no General Business, lasted for a full hour-plus, followed by a 45-minute study session, with Item A clocking in at 5 minutes, Item B (Gorst Coalition) at about 40 minutes. I invite you to look at the exchanges and determine what is taking up so much more time than former … Continue reading City Council, 6 Jan 2021
Another long one, over 4-1/2 hrs., but at least I got called a socialist, a Marxist, so I must be doing something right. Major discussions were: Gold Mountain golf course Design Master Plan; renewal of Johnston Group lobbying contract: and of course the public hearing on new proposed regulations for ADUs. See you all in … Continue reading City Council 16 Dec 2020
My last City Council post was about the shortest Council meeting ever, one year ago. Hey. I had to catch up on work that had piled up while I was campaigning last year, and then we had a pandemic. Anyhow, I'll try to do better from here on in, since I'm no longer spending many, … Continue reading City Council 9 Dec 2020
Possibly the shortest City Council meeting ever. I arrived five minutes late and Public Recognition had just begun. Sonny Wheeler reported that the Bremerton Gardening Club had given $3,000.00 to Parks to purchase and maintain the hanging baskets of petunias (Pacific, Callow, etc.) Parks Director Jeff Elevado thanked the Gardening Club. Next, Jerry McDonald (sp?) … Continue reading City Council 12/4
Good news from the 11/6 City Council meeting. After a year of work, Mike Riley of Finance announced that water bills will arrive every month, instead of every two months. It took time to find funding for the increased costs of a monthly mailing, and to test the software to ensure reliable continuation of service. … Continue reading Water Bill
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