EYE ON CLALLAM: Port Angeles council considers lifting parking rules

The Port Angeles City Council will consider when it meets in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday how to direct staff in regard to a proposal to lift parking requirements as well as a resolution outlining the uses to which a sales tax increase for affordable housing would be put if it is approved by voters Nov. 5.

The council will meet at council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. A special meeting on rural procurement will begin at 5 p.m.

Council members will conduct a public hearing on the electric cost of service analysis methodology at 6:30 p.m.

Council member Mike French on Aug. 16 emailed other council members with a proposed ordinance to remove current off-street parking requirements. The proposal was not on the agenda until he placed it on there at the next council meeting.

The council also will consider an amendment to the off-street parking ordinance which would allow the payment of Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA) assessments for compliance with parking requirements based on proximity to the PBIA.

It will consider the Compassion Charter and hear presentations on the Clallam Economic Development Corp. and paramedicine.

It will consider approving moving council meetings to the following Wednesday when the usual Tuesday schedule would conflict with an Election Night.

Clallam County

The three Clallam County commissioners will consider a resolution allowing them to redirect sales and tax use revenue to fund programs to reduce homelessness and generate affordable housing when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The weekly work session will be in the commissioners’ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. It will be followed at 10 a.m. by the regular session of the commissioners.

The county courthouse will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

Commissioners also will discuss leadership structure, having operated under an adjusted structure since the retirement of county administrator Jim Jones 10 months ago.

They will discuss Jefferson Dinners on Climate Change, a program whereby each commissioner hosts a dinner to get input on what kind of policy related to climate change residents would prefer. The dinners will be by invitation.

At the regular session, commissioners will consider approving contracts with the state Military Department for an Operation Stonegarden grant and with Salish Behavioral Health Organization for outpatient services funding.

Port of Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles commissioners will conduct a work session at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The special meeting will be in the port administration building, 338 W. First St., Port Angeles.

Commissioners will discuss the community partner program, Metropolitan Transportation Improvement development and capital projects.

Planning commission

The Clallam County Planning Commission will conduct a workshop on the Mineral Resource Lands Public Participation Plan at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be in Room 160 at the Clallam County Courthouse. The after hours public meeting entrance is from Fourth Street.

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center commissioners will hear a presentation on the 5210 program from the Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be in Linkletter Hall in the basement of the hospital at 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles.

They also will hear an update on legal education and consider a medical staff policy presented by the risk and compliance officer.

Fire District 3

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners will discuss research on the proposed medication-assisted treatment center in Sequim when they meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Commissioners will meet at 323 N. Fifth Ave., in Sequim.

They also will consider lieutenant promotion and a 2020 health care application.

The district covers the east side of Clallam County with a small portion in Jefferson County.

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