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File #: 18-1158    Version: 1
Type: study session Status: Filed
File created: 11/28/2018 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/4/2018 Final action: 12/4/2018
Title: Briefing on Homelessness Response Measures and Timelines

Title

Briefing on Homelessness Response Measures and Timelines

 

Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Not referred to a committee. 

 

City Manager Recommendation:

Receive a briefing on the City of Olympia’s response to the homelessness crisis. Briefing only; No action requested. 

 

Report

Issue:

Whether to receive a briefing on the City’s and its partners’ response to the regional homelessness crisis. 

 

Staff Contact:

Keith Stahley, Director Community Planning and Development Department 360.753.8227

 

Presenter(s):

Colin DeForrest, Homeless Response Coordinator, Community Planning and Development Department

Amy Buckler, Downtown Programs Manager, Community Planning and Development Department

Keith Stahley, Director, Community Planning and Development Department

 

Background and Analysis:

City Council declared a public health emergence in response to rising levels of homelessness in our community.  Staff will provide an overview of our response to this crisis including providing a timeline for implementation of our mitigation sites, opening of Plum Street Village, status of the emergency and cold weather sheltering system and “Code Blue” sheltering system.

 

Neighborhood/Community Interests:

Homelessness is an issue that has community-wide interest and a regional scope. 

 

Options:

Receive briefing.

 

Financial Impact:

N/A

 

Attachments:

None