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File #: 18-1194    Version: 1
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/5/2018 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/11/2018 Final action: 12/11/2018
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Amending Olympia Municipal Code Sections 18.02.180, 18.04.040, and 18.06.040 Relating to Emergency Housing Facilities - First and Final Reading
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
Related files: 19-0448
Title
Approval of an Ordinance Amending Olympia Municipal Code Sections 18.02.180, 18.04.040, and 18.06.040 Relating to Emergency Housing Facilities - First and Final Reading

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the Ordinance Amending Olympia Municipal Code Sections 18.02.180, 18.04.040, and 18.06.040 Relating to Emergency Housing Facilities on first and final reading.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve an ordinance amending Olympia Municipal Code Sections 18.02.180, 18.04.040, and 18.06.040 Relating to Emergency Housing Facilities 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:
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 No. 7158, which again amended the Emergency Housing Facilities Code, OMC 18.50, on an emergency/interim basis.

The zoning amendments contained in this proposed ordinance are directly related to the permanent zoning regulations contained in the Emergency Housing Facilities Ordinance. The purpose of these amendments is to differentiate emergency homeless housing, which is allowed in every zone, from emergency disaster housing, which is not allowed in every zone.

This proposed ordinance is, therefore, also necessary for the immediate protection and preservation of public health, public safety, public property or public peace, and should be made effective upon ado...

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