City of Bremerton
Gorst Creek Annexation Analysis
BERK conducted an analysis for the City of Bremerton to understand the short- and long-term fiscal impacts of annexing the Gorst Urban Growth Area (UGA). BERK used a flexible, assumption-driven financial model that modeled the cost and revenue structures of the City of Bremerton under two scenarios: the financial future of the City within its current boundaries, and the financial future with Gorst UGA as part of the City. The analysis included in-depth looks at the potential annexation impacts to both the operating budget and the capital budget. Quantitative modeling work was incorporated with stakeholder interviews and discussions with City staff to develop a complete picture of potential impacts.