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Bremerton Massage Ordinance - Part 3

14 Aug 2019 10:00 AM | Government Relations (Administrator)

Monday Morning, August 5, 2019 the Bremerton Chief of Police contacted WSMTA about its proposal.  After a discussion, by the afternoon of that same day, the Chief of Police had drafted new ordinance language based on our proposal.  At that point, we involved the AMTA-WA in the discussion and notified the Washington Reflexology Association about the discussion and kept them informed throughout the process.  During that week we (Chief of Police, WSMTA and AMTA-WA) massaged the language (pun intended) of the revised massage and reflexology business ordinance.  

Even though the original proposed massage ordinance had been withdrawn from the August 7 City of Bremerton City Council Agenda, WSMTA attended and thanked the Council for listening to the massage profession and allowing the original language to be pulled.  We also thanked the Chief of Police for his efforts in putting the new proposed ordinance language together.  There were also 5 or 6 other local massage therapists who attended as well.

By August 13, 2019 the final draft of the revised ordinance had been completed by the Bremerton City Attorney -- the language was approved by all of the involved parties.  The Chief of Police was able to get the revised ordinance accepted to the City of Bremerton City Council agenda at their August 14, 2019 study session.  WSMTA attended the meeting along with two local massage therapists.  The City Council members were very amenable to the new revised ordinance language and accepted the ordinance on to the agenda without any changes to it.

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