Category Archives: Olympia Planning Commission

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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Regular Olympia Planning Commission Meeting 7.9.2012

Tonight’s planning commission meeting (agenda here) will revisit the Permanent Quixote Village (QV) in light of recent litigation by contiguous parcel owners to stop it. It appears that staff believes the  adoption of an amendment will remedy the Growth Management … Continue reading

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Special Olympia Planning Commission Meeting 6.20.2012

This Wednesday the Comprehensive Plan Update subcommittee, chaired by Rob Richards will hold a meeting to discuss the public involvement in the review of the July Draft (as they are now calling the second version of the comprehensive plan draft). … Continue reading

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Regular Olympia Planning Commission Meeting 6.18.2012

Tonight the OPC will take in a briefing for their review of the comprehensive plan review. Staff report on this item is here. (The meeting’s agenda is here.) Otherwise, it’s looking like the first hour of the meeting could be … Continue reading

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The Olympia Planning Commission’s New and Improved Wheel

Monday’s are my most difficult day of the week so unfortunately once again, I didn’t post the agenda to the June 4, 2012 meeting until it was a couple days late and at least a few dollars short. Enjoy. The … Continue reading

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Is Collaborative Planning Possible?

I wrote earlier about general problems of writing about planning and land use and about the basis of those problems which I believe arise from the widely divergent views people have about their communities. Now we can now explore conclusions … Continue reading

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Olympia Planning Commission in Retreat

Here is the agenda for the OPC’s retreat last weekend. I never considered attending but I appear to have missed out: they had breakout sessions, return and reports, not to mention collective patting on the back. Sounds like quite a … 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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The Pluralistic and Individual Foundation of Olympia

I discussed the general problems with writing about land use and planning earlier. The idea there is if we do that well, we can draw in more participants, broaden our collective vision, and through continual and sustained efforts, ultimately live … 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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