Category Archives: Deliberations

Additional Thoughts on Olympia’s Community Renewal Projects

On April 19, 2012, the Land Use Committee of the Olympia City Council will consider whether to take the next step on the Community Renewal Area. This decision is not without theoretic and actual controversy. In fact, there is a … Continue reading

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The Land Use Committee and Community Renewal Area

Our first illustration of the squishy division of authority among the Olympia City Council’s Committees is front and center this week. The Land Use Committee is considering whether to move forward on a Community Renewal Area (also known as Urban … Continue reading

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Olympia Planning Commission: Looking Back. Looking Ahead.

I decided not to reapply for the 2012-2013 term and will, with great relief, let someone else take the seat I occupied for the last two years. I have made no secret of my displeasure and frustration with the Olympia … Continue reading

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OPC: Final SMP Soliloquy

This will be my final post on the Olympia Shoreline Master Program (SMP). I provide my concluding thoughts only because I think the topic deserves some closure after what I’ve written previously, not because I have any desire to say … Continue reading

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OPC: March 2012 SMP Meetings

I’ve neglected writing a post about the last two meetings. Time is tight lately. However, you can easily determine whether there is an Olympia Planning Commission Meeting throughout March 2012 by asking yourself the following question: Is today a Monday … Continue reading

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OPC: February 27, 2012 Regular Meeting Agenda

Tonight is another SMP meeting with emphasis on building heights (though it was one of the few that was on the work plan, thus it is technically a regular meeting). Your agenda is here. Beginning today, most of the next … Continue reading

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OPC: February 22, 2012 Special Meeting Agenda (SMP)

Tonight is another SMP meeting with emphasis on building heights. Your agenda is here.

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OPC: February 6, 2012 Regular Meeting Agenda

Tonight at 6:30 pm, in Room 207 of City Hall, the OPC will continue its discussion of the Shoreline Master Program. The agenda is here. We left off the discussion of heights and views last time after attempting to determine … Continue reading

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OPC: January 25, 2012 SMP Heights and Views

Tonight, we welcome back a favorite discussion to the Olympia Planning Commission’s deliberation of the Shoreline Master Program draft: height limitation and view protection. If the OPC is sincerely attempting to approach heights and views, our discussion will be deeply … Continue reading

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Summary of January 11, 2012 Special Planning Commission Meeting

The Special Meeting (special because it was a Regular meeting for purposes of advisory committee notice) on January 11, 2012 had change in which I can believe and more of the same. The latter was congealed a two hour slog … Continue reading

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