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Thurston County Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Olympia Joint Plan Update

CONTACT:    Leah Davis, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development (360) 786-5582 or 

OLYMPIA –The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 1, at 3:30 pm to receive public testimony on a proposal to update the Olympia Joint Plan. 

What: Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing on Olympia Joint Plan Update
When: Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. or soon thereafter
Location: 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Room 110, Olympia WA 98501
Attend Virtually: Meeting information will be posted on the Board’s Public Hearings Page:

How to Submit Public Comments

In-Person or Virtually: Those wishing to testify should appear in person or virtually and be heard. 

Written Comments: You can submit written comments to Leah Davis, Associate Planner, at no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. You can also mail or hand deliver comments to: 

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attn: Leah Davis, Associate Planner
3000 Pacific Avenue SE
Olympia WA, 98502

The Growth Management Act requires counties and cities to adopt Joint Plans that guide development in the Urban Growth Areas. The Olympia Joint Plan last had a major update in 2004. The proposed amendments in this update include revised background information, updated goal and policy language, and one site-specific land-use and zoning amendment or, alternatively, a proposed code change to Title 23.

More information and the proposed Joint Plan are available online at:

Disability Accommodations: To request disability accommodations, call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.


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