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December 6, 2022 Board of Commissioners Meeting 

The December 6, 2022 Board of Commissioners meeting will start at 8:30am and will be held at the Norm Dicks Government Center Chambers Room in a hybrid format. Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), Board Members may continue to attend virtually so long as an in-person location is provided to the public.

The Chambers Room is on the lobby level of the Norm Dicks Government Center, which is located at 345 6th Street, Bremerton. The Chambers Room will be made available to those wishing to attend in person. Virtual attendance remains available for public viewing and comment, for which instructions have been provided below.

Instructions for Virtual Attendance

Join the 12/6 Board Meeting as an attendee: https://kitsaptransit.zoom.us/j/84156275334?pwd=ZmFIa2gyWUNmb3NKTHY0MHgzNDVaQT09

Join the 12/6 Board Meeting by phone: +1 253 205 0468

Webinar ID: 841 5627 5334 / Passcode: 992359

How to Provide Public Comments

The Clerk of the Board accepts public comments on behalf of the Board in the following ways: 

Email: Please submit written comments by 4:00pm the day prior to the meeting.

  • Email: stephanieml@kitsaptransit.com
  • Subject: Public Comment [date] Board Meeting

Live Public Comment: If you are unable to provide a written comment, you may join the webinar as an attendee or call via telephone to comment during the public comment portion of the agenda. 

About the Transit Board

The Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 8:30am. The 10-member Board is comprised of nine elected officials and a non-voting member who represents the agency's labor unions, as required by state law.  

The nine elected officials are:

  • Three members of the Legislative body of Kitsap County
  • The mayor of Bremerton
  • The mayor or a member of the city council, chosen by the council for Bainbridge Island, Port Orchard and Poulsbo
  • A member of the Bremerton City Council, as appointed by the City Council President
  • An at-large member chosen by the Transit Board Chair from among the elected officials of the three smaller cities, Bainbridge Island, Port Orchard and Poulsbo, who express an interest to the board chair

The nine elected officials serve Transit Board terms commensurate to the term of their elective office, except for the non-voting and at-large Board members; they serve for two-year terms.

The Transit Board is a policy-making board. In addition to considering a variety of operational topics, ranging from large bus purchases to software upgrades, it also deliberates on policy issues such as how much Routed or ACCESS service the agency puts on the street.

In terms of basic transit agency operations, unbudgeted items that will cost more than $100,000 must go to the board for approval. 

The Transit Board also considers items like:

  • changes in fares
  • federal and state grant applications
  • contracts for operating supplies like tires, filters and the printing of new route schedules
  • contracts with service providers and for professional services such as those from attorneys and engineers
  • land purchases and construction projects
  • authorization to request bids and proposals, and later awarding contracts for activities such as rebuilding bus or van transmissions or auto body repair

Each month, the board receives written monthly progress reports on agency finances, ridership and fuel costs. The board also hears reports about upcoming/ongoing projects such as the KT's participation in the regional Smart Card or ORCA program, the results of customer service surveys in ACCESS or what is going on at the Legislature that affects KT. The board also fulfills required duties like holding public hearings on required state reports like KT's Transit Development Plan or the required federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise plan. 

All board meetings are public and anyone may attend. You can read and download board meeting agendas and materials at the links above.

If you have any questions about the Board or the agency, please contact Kitsap Transit's Clerk of the Board, Stephanie Milne-Lane, at 360-478-6230 or via email at stephanieml@kitsaptransit.com.

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Board of Commissioners Resolutions
Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes
Board of Commissioners Video Archives 
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