Community, Safety and Health Results Map

Results Maps illustrate how specific actions are part of strategies that will lead to our community’s desired outcomes. You can view this Results Map in two ways: 1) click on the graphic for an illustration of the entire Results Map; or 2) click on any of the Outcomes below to see the strategies and actions for that Outcome. Go to the Community Indicators page to see how we track progress toward these outcomes.

Outcomes:


Inclusive, Respectful Civic Participation

Ensure all voices are heard

Continuing Actions

  • Provide public comment opportunities at City Council
  • Respect rights and ensure safety of demonstrators and other community members by encouraging participation in planning for demonstrations

Use multiple ways for communication between citizens and local government

Continuing Actions

  • Provide diverse, abundant, and rich volunteer opportunities (i.e Parks Stewardship, Police Explorers, etc.)
  • Use a variety of tools to inform and engage

New Actions

  • Access 24-hr reporting through online reporting system

Encourage wider diversity in city decision-making and collaboration

Continuing Actions

  • Consult with citizens through Advisory Committees and Commissions

New Actions

  • Engage a more diverse range of citizens in volunteer opportunities

A Safe & Prepared Community

Respond to emergencies

Continuing Actions

  • Provide responsive Police services to emergency calls 24/7, and provide proactive patrols
  • Investigate crimes
  • Provide quick Fire and Medical Response to 9 out of 10 requests in 6 minutes or less
  • Provide K9 officers in the field
  • Provide 24-hour response to infrastructure/system failures (flooding, fallen trees, sink holes, etc.)
  • Reduce non-public safety calls to police, allowing officers time to respond to true emergencies

Prepare for disasters

Continuing Actions

  • Provide Emergency Management Services so that business and citizens can be better prepared for emergencies

New Actions

  • Reduce potential of urban flooding by upgrading a major stormline on the Westside

Prevent crime and fires

Continuing Actions

  • Require and review permits for fire suppression systems in new buildings
  • Conduct fire safety inspections
  • Provide crime prevention education
  • Manage concealed pistol licenses and firearms transfers
  • Legally detain those who are a danger to themselves or others and transport them to the appropriate treatment facility
  • Verify warrant status of offenders and arrest those with outstanding warrants
  • Prevent crime through safe environmental design
  • Remove criminals from the public to reduce victimization

Health & Wellness

Ensure access to basic health and mental health services

Continuing Actions

  • Provide health/mental health services for the Olympia City Jail population
  • Strategically intervene on high intensity mental health cases
  • Provide Police Crisis Intervention Training
  • Ensure access to basic medical services for all
  • Respond quickly to emergency calls regarding suicidal behaviors, substance abuse, and people experiencing acute mental problems

Ensure residents and businesses can properly dispose and recycle waste

Continuing Actions

  • Efficiently collect garbage, recycling and organic waste

New Actions

  • Extend cart-based commingled recycle pick up to businesses
  • Expand Saturday Drop-off site to include more hard-to-recycle items.

Have the ability to live healthy, active lifestyles

Continuing Actions

  • Offer school break day-camps and other wellness programs for kids
  • Partner with the Olympia School District to provide public access to fields and gyms
  • Offer a variety of fitness programs for youth and adult

Adequate Food & Shelter

Ensure access to food

Continuing Actions 

  • Encourage and provide resources towards community gardens
  • Provide for those in need; food banks, meals on wheels, school lunches, etc.
  • Increase food security by ensuring food is available from a variety of sources

Ensure access to housing

Continuing Actions

  • Ensure access to temporary shelter for those without it and assist transitioning to permanent housing
  • Locate young runaways and connect them and their families with supportive services
  • Facilitate a wide range of housing options
  • Provide safe housing for victims

A Quality Education

Provide high-quality birth to 12 grade education

Continuing Actions

  • Provide School Resource Officers (SROs) to keep the school environment safe

Promote higher education opportunities

Continuing Actions

  • Provide internships for students

Encourage community enrichment

Continuing Actions

  • Offer a variety of community enrichment programs
  • Plan for and maintain Olympia Timberland Library facilities and support successful operations