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Olympia's Finance Department is exploring the possibility of shifting the workers' compensation insurance from the current system to the state-operated Labor and Industries (L&I) program. At … more
In a move towards modernizing their permitting services for Thurston County, the Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) department, led by Director Joshua Cummings, has unveiled plans … more
The Regional Housing Council (RHC) accepted the recommendation to fund seven programs for $5.5 million, which is expected to create 137 new affordable housing units. The recommendation will be … more
Thurston County received a $3 million federal grant for the replacement of a culvert at Country Club Road as it passes Green Cove Creek, County Engineer Matt Unzelman reported to the Board of County … more
The Office of the Washington State Auditor recognized Thurston County as an "outstanding example of commitment to making government work better." Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy and her … more
Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners discussed the possible construction of an Election Center, stating that election officers have been receiving threats through email and physical mail, … more
Community groups, especially the underrepresented, have called for a model of community oversight model to build trust and legitimacy in the city's public safety system. more
The Thurston County Planning Commission recommended adding 7,200 acres of land for long-term agriculture as part of an agricultural zoning update, Senior Planner Maya Teeple said to the Board of … more
Lacey, Thurston officials come together to discuss urban growth plans    said Lacey City Mayor Andy Ryder By JC Medina Thurston County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) and … more
The Thurston County Solid Waste Advisory Committee is looking to restructure its membership due to the creation of two new county districts. County Solid Waste Manager Jeff Bickford, along with … more
Olympia's Land Use and Environment Committee moved forward with the proposed 2023 Engineering Design and Development Standard (EDDS) update to the city council for a public hearing. City … more
Thurston County management plans to conduct training for employees working on procurement and contracts to refresh them on the county’s procurement policy, county staff told the Board of County … more
On Wednesday, the Olympia Site Plan Review Committee revisited the partially developed project at 1220 12th Avenue SE to review the proposed construction of office spaces. At the Wednesday … more
The Olympia City Council gave a go-signal to implement the plans for the Cultural Access Program on Tuesday. The initiative will provide public funding to nonprofit organizations offering arts, … more
Olympia City Mayor Cheryl Selby announced that Manager Jay Burney received the Advancing the Profession Award from the Washington City/County Management Association (WCMA) on August 10. The … more
During a meeting yesterday, August 23, the Olympia Civil Service Commission confirmed 31 candidates under the Entry Level Police and Firefighter/Paramedic Officer Registers. For the Entry Level … more
Olympia’s Community Livability and Public Safety Committee approved the Arts Commission's request to add the Grass Lake Nature Park public art installation project to its 2023 work plan. … more
We are writing to say “Hurrah!” to the City of Olympia Council and City Manager. At the Tuesday, August 21, Olympia City Council meeting the Council approved a resolution rescinding … more
“Simply showing up and being in the room leads to better behavior by our elected officials, policymakers, and their staff,” according to organizers launching a new group that would … more
The housing element of Tumwater’s new comprehensive plan will require the most work among other portions of the plan as city staff would have to consider new state legislations, Planning … more
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