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Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city's past.

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Public Meeting Notice

The City of Bethlehem will hold a public meeting to discuss the Keystone Communities operational grant application during the Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, Community Development Committee meeting at 5 p.m. in Bethlehem Town Hall.

Public Session For: City Wayfinding Signage Program

The City of Bethlehem has been in the process of developing a wayfinding and signage program over the last six months supported by input from stakeholders drawn from residents, community leaders, merchants and other stakeholders. The first stakeholder meeting established the mission, scope, goals and themes of the program. The design team based their concepts on ideas generated at the meeting.

This meeting will focus on gathering input from attendees on concepts developed by the design team. Ideas taken from this meeting will aid in the design development process, resulting in a more effective wayfinding program.

MARCH 5, 2015 | 6:30-8:00 PM

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Blast Furnace Room
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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State of the City Address

Mayor Bob Donchez gives his 2015 State of the City address Wednesday, February 18. Read a transcript of the complete speech online


Public Meeting Notice


NOTICE is hereby given that the Bethlehem City Council has scheduled a Special City Council Meeting on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM in Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem PA 18018. The purpose of the meeting is to fill the vacancy of City Controller to serve until January 4, 2016 when a successor is sworn into office. This is a public meeting. All interested persons may attend and be heard.

Bid Request 2015-02February 6, 2015

The City of Bethlehem will receive sealed bids online via the PennBid Program ( for “MAIN STREET STREETSCAPE PROJECT – REPLACE IN KIND REPAIRS (Project ST-15-C02)” until 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

Request for Proposal 2015-P01February 1, 2015

The City of Bethlehem will receive proposals online via the PennBid Program ( for “Emergency Utility Services for Water and Sewer Resources Department” until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

Mayor Donchez Announces Open Door Policy for 2015January 7, 2015

Mayor Bob Donchez announced today that he will continue to hold his open-door policy throughout the year of 2015, so residents of the city can meet with him one-on-one.

“It is my belief that government should be accessible, open and responsive to the concerns of its constituents.  My open door policy gives Bethlehem residents the opportunity to come in, sit down, and discuss concerns or offer suggestions about the City directly with their Mayor,” Mayor Donchez said.  “I truly believe that there are a lot of great ideas held by our residents and I want to hear them.”

The Mayor will open his door to the public on the second Monday of each month, beginning from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. The discussions will be 15 minutes in length and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors will open up at 9:00 a.m. and interested individuals will be asked to sign in and wait in the 2nd Floor Lobby until their allotted time. Residents may only sign-in once per month, and are invited to return each month if they wish. 

List of 2015 Open Door Dates:

January 12 July 13
February 9 August 10
March 9 September 14
April 13   October 12
May 11     November 9
June 8    December 14

The Mayor’s Office is located at 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 on the 2nd Floor of Building B.

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