Quote of the Week:
“One individual cannot possibly make a difference, alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that make a noticeable difference–all the difference in the world!” –Dr. Jane Goodall
OI Picnic on Sunday, September 10:
Come Early to the Picnic - 11:30am
At our picnic on September 10th, our five endorsed candidates will be there to celebrate Indivisible and to let us know about issues that concern the county and the port. The candidates are: Emily Clouse and Wayne Fournier, who are running for County Commission, and Sarah Tonge, Jasmine Vasavada, and Maggie Sanders who are running for the three open Port positions. Come at 11:30 and get to know them. They will be there from 11:30 to 12:00.
When: Sunday, September 10 from 11:30 to 2:00pm
Where: Squaxin Park’s Rose Garden
It's an Olympia Indivisible all-member picnic! We'll meet under the shady Rose Garden shelter at Squaxin Park (2600 East Bay Drive NE). Family and friends are welcome!
Bring your picnic lunch and eating utensils. We'll serve iced tea, lemonade and cake to celebrate seven years of Olympia Indivisible's pro-democracy activism. We'll also share news about what we’ve been up to and where we are headed. And we’ll offer some inspiring opportunities for our members to be part of!
Thurston Election Security Meeting
Support Auditor Mary Hall and attend this important meeting.
The Board of County Commissioners is holding a meeting with the Thurston Auditor, a representative from the Department of Homeland Security and Secretary of State Hobbs to discuss funding and election security.
The Ballot Processing Center needs to be expanded with security features such as a vestibule that will serve as a public entrance with metal detectors, physical separation of observers and ballot processing, and a safe room.
A Zoom link will not be available to the public but the meeting will be livestreamed on the Thurston YouTube channel for public/virtual attendance.
Action: Please attend the meeting
What: Voting Center and Funding Briefing
When: Monday 8/28/2023 from 9:00 - 10:00 am
Where: The Atrium in Room 110, 3000 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia
Do You Have Input for the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan?
On September 13, 2023, the Local Good Governance Coalition (LGGC) will meet with the Thurston County Planning staff to present this list of big picture ideas for the future. Olympia Indivisible (OI) has a representative in the LGGC.
Please review the list of ideas and ask yourself:
The keys to the Comp Plan are the policy statements at the end of each Chapter and the development code language to implement the policy. This is the opportunity to update the language of the policies and add new ones. The Dept of Commerce has compiled policy statements into a Menu of Measures.
Later in the Comp Plan Update process, as the revised or new policy language becomes clear, the final step is to update development codes to implement the policy.
Action 1: Send concerns and edits of the list of big picture ideas for the future to the Olympia Indivisible liaison by Sept 4.
Action 2: If you are interested, attend the LGGC September 13 meeting with the Planning Commission staff.
When: September 13, 2023 3:00pm
Where: Via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85920207191
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