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File #: 18-1175    Version: 1
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/3/2018 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/11/2018 Final action: 12/11/2018
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Amending the Emergency Housing Facilities Code, Olympia Municipal Code (OMC) Chapter 18.50 - First and Final Reading
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Summary of Planning Commission Recommendation
Related files: 18-0345, 18-1097, 18-0979, 18-1006, 18-1039
Title
Approval of an Ordinance Amending the Emergency Housing Facilities Code, Olympia Municipal Code (OMC) Chapter 18.50 - First and Final Reading

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The Planning Commission recommends approval of an ordinance amending the Emergency Housing Facilities Code, OMC Chapter 18.50, on first and final reading.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the ordinance amending the Emergency Housing Facilities Code, OMC Chapter 18.50, on first and final reading.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve an ordinance amending the Emergency Housing Facilities Code, OMC Chapter 18.50, on first and final reading.

Staff Contact:
Amy Buckler, Downtown Programs Manager, Community Planning and Development, 360.570.5847

Presenter(s):
None - Consent Calendar Item

Background and Analysis:
The Emergency Housing Facilities Ordinance is a land use regulation that provides opportunity for faith-based, not-for-profit and government entities to host temporary housing facilities for homeless individuals on sites they own or control, subject to a permit.

On October 15, 2018, the Olympia Planning Commission held a public hearing on the interim Emergency Housing Facilities Ordinance, and on November 19, 2018, issued the attached recommendation to the City Council. See attached ordinance and attached summary of the Commission's recommendation.

The attached proposed ordinance reflects the Planning Commission's recommendations, and staff concurs with these.

Background
On June 5, 2018, the City Council approved Ordinance No. 7142, which amended the Emergency Housing Facilities Code, OMC 18.50, on an emergency/interim basis. The primary aim of the amendments was to provide more flexibility to meet growing demand for emergency housing/shelter in Olympia.

Subsequently, on September 4, 2018, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Martin vs. City of Boise. Upon review of this decision, on October 23, 2018, City Council approved Ordinance ...

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