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Kitsap City Of Bremerton Council District 5 Council District 5

The City Council is the legislative body for the City. The Council adopts local laws (ordinances) to secure the safety and assist the well-being of the city residents, the city's physical environment and amenities, and the city economy. The Council is responsible for approving financial expenditures and adopting the city budget as well as establishing policies and regulations in order to guide the city's future. The elected mayor serves as chief administrative officer for the city.
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What are the issues surrounding your city/town's infrastucture?

How do you think your city/town could best respond to homelessness?

What is your commitment to senior citizens?

How do you think your city/town should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?

What are other major issues facing your city or town?

Of those listed above, which one is the most urgent?

What methods will you use to work with the mayor (if you have an elected mayor) or the city manager or administrator(if you have an chief administrator hired by the council)?

Phone (360) 930-9812
Email michael@goodnowforbremerton.com
Town where you live Bremerton
Experience (300 characters max) He chose Bremerton as his home after retiring from a 20-year career with the Navy. He is currently President of the Downtown Bremerton Association. Michael has more than 15 years’ experience in community organizing, human resources, nonprofit leadership, and education.
We need to catch up on deferred maintenance including our streets and sidewalks.
We are definitely seeing a decrease in affordable housing which may lead to an increase in homelessness. We need to be proactive and get out in front of the issue. We need to continue to support existing programs and convene stakeholders to solve emerging problems.
I am committed to ensuring seniors have access, including transportation, to necessary services and affordable housing.
We need to treat all members of our community equally. No resident should fear working with law enforcement because of potential repercussions. The city of Bremerton should welcome all.
Economic Development Smart Growth that stays ahead of progress Community-Focused and Transparent Government
I strongly believe that we need to improve our economic development for the city. I think this will help with growth by creating jobs and generating revenue.
I have always maintained a great working relationship with our current mayor and challenger.
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