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Olympia's Community Livability and Public Safety Committee was briefed on the Community Oversight of Law Enforcement project, which would create a model that improves transparency and accountability. … more
A proposal to develop 10.72 acres of land near Sapp Road and Crosby Boulevard in Tumwater drew concerns from residents who live near the area.      Residents wrote to … more
Lacey is inviting community members to join its youth council to provide input and advocate for the city’s youth. According to the city’s website and social media , Lacey is … more
Olympia residents called for an end to the Multi-family Tax Exemption (MFTE), describing the program as "bad public policy." Council for Neighborhood Associations (CNA) president Larry Dzieza … more
Olympia is inviting community members to attend two open house meetings to learn and give feedback on the city’s Olympia Strong plans for developing economic opportunity. There will be an … more
Olympia School District (OSD) Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Priddy reports a $2,599,009 total improvement from the district’s April Deficit Estimate. OSD is currently operating with a … more
Olympia Land Use and Environment Committee member and Mayor Pro Tem Clark Gilman expressed concerns over the Multi-Family Tax Exemption (MFTE), pointing out that the burden for this program is being … more
The Tumwater Planning Commission held a work session last Tuesday, May 23, to discuss questions about the draft amendments for Tumwater Municipal Code (TMC) 16.08 on the protection of trees and … more
Local jurisdictions are required to archive public records in compliance with the Public Records Act (PRA), but with social media blurring the line between what is personal and what is for work, it … more
Olympia is painting Transgender Flag colors on two crosswalks at 5 th Avenue and Washington Street in preparation for Pride Month in June. The project is part of the city’s support for the … more
​​​​Lacey’s General Government and Public Safety Committee had its regular meeting yesterday, May 23, to discuss code amendments. The meeting opened with a staff report about … more
The Port of Olympia Commission authorized Executive Director Sam Gibboney to sign an amendment to a 2008 Agreed Order with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) on Monday, May 22, … more
Between the August 1 primary and the November 7 general election, some 132 candidates are standing for 75 elected offices throughout Thurston County this year. In addition, the Thurston County … more
The Port of Olympia Commission authorized Executive Director Sam Gibboney to authorize the sale of a parking lot on 608 Washington Street to LOTT Clean Water Alliance for $1,130,000 on Monday, May … more
Citizens are encouraged to run for local elected office   OLYMPIA – A special three-day filing period will be held Wednesday, May 24 through Friday, May 26 to allow citizens to run … more
The draft 2022 Police Auditor Report did not sit well with Olympia's Social Justice and Equity (SJEC) commissioners as they questioned the findings, specifically the lack of validity findings in the … more
Olympia City Council has approved a $23,000 fund to help the community-driven projects of the Recognized Neighborhood Associations (RNA). Under the Neighborhood Matching Grant program, the city … more
The Lacey City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 1637 which amends the Capital Facilities Plan to add the construction of the Lacey Police Station. During the public meeting on Thursday, … more
LACEY, WA, May 19, 2023 : The Law Enforcement Officers & Fire Fighters (LEOFF 1) Disability Board seeks applicants to fill the vacant at-large position on the LEOFF 1 Disability Board. Applicants … more
Olympia City Council has approved a $412,500 fund to support struggling local theater organizations and invest in downtown Olympia's programs. According to Olympia Economic Development Director … more
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