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City Council Reg. Mtg. Minutes <br />Wednesday, January 6, 2021 <br />Page 2 of 4 <br />There were no questions or comments from the public... <br />05:45 M/S/C/U (Daugs/Wheat) Move to approve the CONSENT AGENDA as presented. <br />GENERAL BUSINESS —There were no General Business items tonight... <br />MAYOR'S REPORT Mayor Wheeler... <br />• Congratulated President Gorman and Vice -President Daugs and recognized their <br />commitment to "step up" into these roles; <br />• Thanked Eric Younger for his contribution as Council President for the past 5 years; <br />• Reported on the first COVID-19 mass vaccination effort which involved cooperation and <br />significant effort with Peninsula Community Health and Kitsap County Public Health District; <br />• Announced that according to Smart Asset, the City of Bremerton has been ranked No. 1 <br />among the "Top 50 Metros in U.S. to get Physically Fit in 2021"; and <br />• Read a statement to share his values in response to what happened at the Capitol in <br />Washington DC, which he strongly opposed. <br />PUBLIC RECOGNITION <br />Anna Mockler expressed her opinion that the City should announce the current health measures <br />at the start of each Council Meeting. <br />GENERAL BUSINESS —There were no General Business Items tonight... <br />COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS <br />Pat Sullivan wished everyone a Happy New Year; expressed appreciation to both the Mayor for <br />his presentation and to Council Member Younger for his 5 years of leadership; looks forward to <br />working with 2021 Council Chairs Gorman and Daugs; and mentioned that her heart goes out to <br />those injured in Washington DC today. <br />Leslie Daugs wished everyone Happy New Year; thanked Council Member Eric Younger for his <br />5 years of service; congratulated Council President Kevin Gorman; encouraged people to support <br />local businesses; urged the community to remain safe; and was saddened at what took place in <br />Washington DC today encouraging prayers for our Nation. <br />Lori Wheat thanked 2020 Council Chairs for their service; congratulated 2021 Chairs; looked <br />forward to attending the 27th Annual Kitsap County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Virtual <br />Celebration on Monday, January 18 beginning at 10:00 AM; appreciated the previous comments <br />by the Mayor regarding the importance of following CDC Guidelines to prevent the spread of <br />COVID-19; and wished everyone a Happy New Year. <br />Michael Goodnow indicated that the Mayor's earlier comments regarding the pandemic <br />resonated with him and hoped Council would support and do their part as part of leadership when <br />dealing with COVID-19; looked forward to working with the new Council Chairs; found the <br />situation in Washington DC disturbing; and also looked forward to a good 2021. <br />Mike Simpson wished everyone a Happy New Year; thanked 2020 Council Chairs for their <br />service; congratulated 2021 Council Chairs; thanked Mayor Wheeler for his comments regarding <br />the COVID-19 pandemic; urged the City to petition the Governor to encourage local control; and <br />read a statement in support of ending the lockdown at the Capital in Washington DC. <br />