Keyword: Olympia City Hall
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OLYMPIA –– The Olympia Heritage Commission met Wednesday evening to learn about “The Third Thirty,” an oral history project led by Elaine Vradenburgh, an oral historian and local educator. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council approved an agreement with the cities of Tumwater and Lacey late Tuesday that would dissolve the Health & Human Services Council and use the money designated for that council for a new Regional Housing Council. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia city officials met Thursday afternoon to hold the fourth meeting in the racial justice series, focusing on how racial inequity ties into the education system. Like the other town hall sessions, this meeting brought together four esteemed panelists of color to bring their perspectives and experiences to the table. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council approved the creation of a new social justice & equity commission on Tuesday night In an attempt to uplift marginalized voices in the community. more
OLYMPIA –– The last of four racial justice town halls hosted by Olympia city officials is coming up this week, featuring a discussion on race and the educational system. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia held its third town hall of a four-meeting series centered on racial justice on Thursday night, with panelists focused on the healthcare system and the inequities that people of color often experience within it. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia’s five-year plan, the “One Community: Healthy, Safe and Housed” plan was up for discussion by city officials again Monday night as homelessness and poverty continues to be an issue in the greater Olympia community. more
OLYMPIA –– To expand access to human rights and oppose human rights violations for Olympians city-wide, Olympia’s General Government Committee is working to form a Human Rights … more
OLYMPIA –– With city officials recording vacancy rates of less than three percent in Olympia’s housing market, efforts are underway to put together an affordable housing plan that will assist in controlling rent prices, which are continually rising, city officials said. more
OLYMPIA –– A video posted on Facebook shows a man being beaten over the head during a protest outside Olympia City Hall on July 12, during which he bled profusely before fainting and receiving medical care. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council voted Tuesday night to pass a resolution that authorizes Olympia police to use chemical dispersion methods in crowd control efforts. The chemical dispersion agents are the third such exception to a city prohibition on less-than-lethal agents law enforcement can use on mobs and violent crowds who destroy property or set fires. The resolution passed by the city council took effect immediately.  The vote comes days after Olympia police officers were said to have been instructed to stand down from responding to property damage calls. Business owners downtown told JOLT earlier this week that a pack of vandals smashed five business’ windows late Saturday night into Sunday morning.  There were no arrests made despite the fact that six windows were broken at The Pet Works on Fourth Avenue East and Adams Street.  more
OLYMPIA –– A large crowd came out to downtown Olympia last week to celebrate the life of Yvonne McDonald, a local Black woman who died under mysterious circumstances in Aug. 2018. more
OLYMPIA –– The City of Olympia Finance Committee talked about state shared revenues, or state money shared with local jurisdictions, on Wednesday night during a conversation that broached the subject of paying for certain crime prevention programs, transportation expenditures and other budget items. more