Join t Elected Officials Meeting to Discuss Sea Level Rise

City of Olympia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date of Release: January 17, 2019
Contact:

Susan Clark
Senior Planner
360.753.8321
sclark@ci.olympia.wa.us


Join t Elected Officials Meeting to Discuss Sea Level Rise

A joint meeting of the Olympia City Council, the Port of Olympia Commission and the LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Port of Olympia, Percival Plaza from 5:30-7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Olympics Room at 626 Columbia St NW, Suite 1-B. Topics will include:

  • Draft Olympia Sea Level Rise Response Plan
  • Draft Plan public comments
  • Opportunities for collaboration and next steps

This meeting is an opportunity for discussion among elected officials and leadership staff from the City, Port and LOTT. Due to time constraints, public comment will be limited to written form. A companion Open House and Community Workshop was held on December 11, 2018. Approximately 50 community members attended the event. Materials from the Community Workshop and the Draft Olympia Sea Level Rise Response Plan are available at olympiawa.gov/slr. The website also provides instructions for submitting comments on the draft Plan. All comments are due by January 25.

 

The City, Port and LOTT have been working together since May 2017 to create a response plan to protect Downtown Olympia from the impacts of sea level rise. The planning effort builds on steps that have already been taken to prepare for sea level rise. Additional project information can be found at olympiawa.gov/slr.   

 

If you need special accommodations to participate, please contact the Port of Olympia at 360.528.8020 at least 48 hours in advance.