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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Karen Valenzuela, Thurston County Commissioner, 360-786-5414

No Shooting Zones Forum Postponed to March 1st

OLYMPIA - Due to inclement weather, the community No Shooting Zone meeting that had been scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, February 24) has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, March 1st. The meeting next week will still occur in Building One, Room 152 of the Thurston County Courthouse from 7 to 9pm.

An ordinance is being proposed that could expand current Controlled Shooting zones in areas of high residential densities and shorelines. County residents are encouraged to view and comment on the proposed ordinance. A copy of the ordinance and maps outlining the affected areas can be viewed at www.co.thurston.wa.us/bocc . Those who cannot attend the meeting can comment by contacting Thurston County Senior Planner Robert Smith by phone at 360-754-4023 or by e-mail at smithr@co.thurston.wa.us

In addition to the County Commissioners, representatives from the Thurston County Planning Department, Sheriff's Office, and GeoData will be on hand at next week's meeting to discuss current policies and procedures, to answer questions and receive feedback. A formal public hearing will be held in the near future.

What:Community meeting on the No-Shooting Zones ordinance

When:Tuesday, March 1st, 2011, 7 to 9pm

Where:Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, 98502



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3