SLR Community Involvement

Sea Level Rise community meeting at the Olympia Center

Walking Tour Materials

September 2018 Sea Level Rise Self-Guided Walking Tour

During the month of September, sea level rise background and adaptation strategies displays were available in three locations along the Downtown waterfront and a Walking Tour Event was held on September 8.  

 Missed the walking tour?Use the links below to take a virtual tour:

 

Public Meeting Materials

September 19, 2018 Community Meeting

On September 19, officials from the City and the consulting firm AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (AECOM) presented sea level rise response planning background information and potential adaptations strategies that could be used to protect Downtown from sea level rise to approximately 35 community members.  Attendees asked questions and provided input throughout the presentation and during a workshop activity.     

September 17, 2018 Elected Officials Meeting

As a companion to the September 19 community meeting, a joint meeting of the City of Olympia Council, LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board of Directors and the Port of Olympia Commission was held on September 17. 

January 31, 2018 Joint Elected Officials Workshop

As a companion to the community workshop, a joint meeting of the City of Olympia Council, LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board of Directors and the Port of Olympia Commission was held on January 31. This was an opportunity for discussion among elected officials and leaderships staff.

January 18, 2018 Open House and Community Workshop

Approximately 130 community members attended the January 18 Open House and Community Workshop. Officials from the City and the consulting firm AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (AECOM) presented information about the sea level rise planning process and recently completed vulnerability and risk assessment work. Attendees provided input during a public comment and question period and through participation in four workshop activities.

June 27, 2017 Community Meeting

The City, LOTT and the Port hosted a Community Meeting on June 27 to present the Sea Level Rise Response planning process. Staff answered questions about the current understanding of sea level rise and past work efforts and gave a presentation focused on the current planning process, including project approach, schedule, community engagement opportunities and expected outcomes.

 

Survey Results 

Consequence and Selection Criteria Survey

As a companion to the January 18 Open House and Community Workshop, and to allow for additional community input, an electronic survey was available from December 2, 2017 to February 16, 2018. The survey asked participants to rank the importance of a set of flooding consequences and a set of adaptation strategy evaluation criteria. The survey received 378 responses.

The City, LOTT and Port Project Team will consider the input received from the survey as adaptation strategies are developed.

 

Questions?

Contact Susan Clark, Senior Planner, at 360.753.8321 or searise@ci.olympia.wa.us

 

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