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Posts published by “Bethany Weidner”

The Defeated 7-Eleven Project

  What happened in a nutshell and why it’s important Ed. note:    This article is a summary of a report by the author. In April 2012 Superior Court Judge Lisa Sutton reversed the City of Olympia’s approval of a project proposed for the southeast corner of Harrison Avenue and Division…

Recommendations for the Olympia City Council to improve planning process

1.  Public Participation Require the Community Planning and Development Department (CP&D) to comply with the law that defines “party of record” as someone who has submitted substantive comments on a proposal prior to the decision on that proposal. Require CP&D to maintain a record of public comments, accessible by members…

The Persistence of Uncoordinated Growth

The Failure of Accountability in the Approval of a Proposed 7-Eleven Project on the Westside of Olympia 2011-12 Below are links to the 41-page report on the defeated Westside 7-Eleven proposal that Bethany Widener presented to the Olympia City Council on October 10, 2012 . The report is divided into…

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