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What's Happening in Olympia

  • 2021 City budget - Tell us what you think!

    City Council has started the 2021 budget process and wants to know your thoughts. Learn how to comment on our Budget & Financials page.

  • Rent assistance & Tenant protection

    Rental assistance is available for qualifying Thurston County households impacted by COVID-19. Landlords and tenants can learn more about these programs by connecting directly with the Community Action Council of Lewis Mason Thurston Counties or Community Youth Services.

    Olympia's Rental Housing Code establishes temporary protections for tenants who have fallen behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Get all of the details on our Tenant Protections page.

  • Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

    Are you interested in what we can do locally to tackle climate change? Check out an online open house, review the draft Thruston Climate Mitigation Plan and share your comments at thurstonclimateplan.com.

  • City buildings now open!

    City buildings are now open to the public. Special hours and restrictions are in place. Visit our COVID-19 page for details.

    Customers are reminded that they can still take care of most City business from home on our Online Services page.

  • Council Meetings during COVID-19 Emergency

    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 citycouncil@ci.olympia.wa.us.

  • Meetings

    Agendas and Minutes for City Council and most advisory committees.