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  • Guiding principles for demonstrations and crowd control

    In light of the 70+ demonstrations the Olympia Police Department responded to in 2020, they produced the following guidelines and future actions needed to share with the community regarding how OPD plans for and approaches demonstrations. View...

  • Reimagining Public Safety

    We are launching a community-led process to reimagine our public safety system. Reimagining Public Safety focuses on all elements of Olympia’s criminal justice system including: policing, corrections, prosecution, public defense and courts. Learn more and get involved on Engage Olympia.

  • City Hall hours

    The City Hall lobby is now open for customer service from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. COVID-19 safety procedures are in place. Residents can still take care of most common needs online on our Online Services page.

  • Council Meetings during COVID-19

    City Council will continue to hold its regular meeting schedule during the coronavirus emergency, but the Council Chamber will be closed to the public. You can register to watch the meetings live via Zoom (links on our City Council page). Meeting recordings are available the following day on the City's online meeting management system.

    How to comment

    Links to Council (and Council committee) meeting packets will be posted on the City Council page when available (typically 5 days prior to meeting). Once posted, the public can sign up to speak during the public comment period of the meeting when they register to attend or submit comments on agenda items until 4 p.m. the day of the meeting. Comments can also be emailed to

  • Meetings

    Agendas and Minutes for City Council and most advisory committees.