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File #: 21-1174    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 11/30/2021 In control: Ad Hoc Public Safety Committee
Agenda date: 12/9/2021 Final action: 12/9/2021
Title: Downtown Response Team Coordination Project Briefing
Downtown Response Team Coordination Project Briefing

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Briefing only. No action requested.

City Manager Recommendation:
Briefing only. No action requested.

Whether to receive a briefing on the Downtown Response Team Coordination Project.

Staff Contact:
Mike Reid, Economic Development Director, Office of Community Vitality, 360.753.8591
Stacey Ray, Strategic Planning and Performance Manager, Office of Performance and Innovation, 360.753.8046

Mike Reid, Economic Development Director

Background and Analysis:
Over the last four years the City of Olympia has significantly increased its staffing levels with work associated with making Downtown feel more welcome and safe. In this line of work we have engaged staff from:
* Downtown Ambassadors
* Clean Team
* Parking Enforcement
* Code Enforcement
* Walking Patrol
* Crisis Response Unit
* Familiar Faces
* Homeless Response
* Olympia Fire Department
* Park Rangers

Currently we are underway with a process to ensure that all these programs are effectively coordinating and communicating to achieve city objectives. The City is utilizing Communications Resources Northwest to bring together the staff groups who contribute to making Downtown safe and welcoming to develop goals and agreements for how the groups work together so that we can identify ways to help our Downtown Response Teams work effectively and support one another through improved goal alignment, communications, and collaboration.
The final deliverable for this process will be goals and agreements for how the groups will work together and support one another to improve their alignment, communication, and collaboration. This process will also identify where the teams see gaps in their ability to fulfill their responsibilities and areas for future process improvements.

Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):
The City has obtained multiple surveys over the last fe...

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