Interim Emergency Housing Ordinance 15948 (PDF).
The interim Emergency Housing Ordinance was first approved onn Tuesday June 25, 2019 with a vote of 2-1 by the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) (Ordinance 15792). The Ordinance became effective immediately. The ordinance has interim regulations that provide the Director optional flexibility to waive certain permitting requirements for a homeless encampment. To keep the ordinance valid, the BoCC must pass the interim ordinance with a majority vote every six months. The Board renewed the interim ordinance June 9, 2020 (Ordinance 15902), and renewed and amended the ordinance on December 1, 2020 (Ordinance 15948). See the most recent
UPDATE for 2021: Interim Emergency Housing Ordinance up for public hearing
A public hearing with the BoCC is scheduled for May 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm. The Board may take action to renew the ordinance following the public hearing or at any meeting after. This hearing will be held in-person and virtually. If you'd like to attend virtually, you must register in advance and can do so by visiting the Board of County Commissioner's public meetings calendar for details (a link to the virtual public hearing will be posted 1 week prior to the hearing). Written comments can be provided prior to 12:00 pm May 25 to Shannon Shula CPED, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia WA 98502 or by emailing her. View the draft ordinance to renew interim regulations.