Category Archives: General Government Committee

Keeping an Eye on the Olympia City Council

The City of Olympia has offered some additional tools by which we can keep track of public meetings. One of my final meetings on the planning commission was a presentation of the new Granicus system for archiving, locating, indexing, using, … 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 City Council Committees: General Government and Land Use

As promised we’re going to shift some attention away from the machinations of the Olympia Planning Commission OPC and broaden our vision to include other aspects of the City government. I’d like to focus on the General Government and Land Use … Continue reading

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Planning Commissioners dead. Long Live Planning Commissioners! (2012 Edition)

Last night the Olympia City Council unanimously approved the recommendations of the General Government Committee (GCC) for 2012 OPC appointments. (You can watch the video here by selecting agenda item 6C.) That means the OPC will carry forward with only nine commissioners. The council … Continue reading

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Planning Commission Composition in 2012

The staff report for the City Council meeting on April 10, 2012 lists the recommendations for appointment of three new members to the Olympia Planning Commission: Judy Bardin, Agnieszka Kisza, and Jerry Parker. Bless their hearts and good luck. They’ll … Continue reading

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