Return to Olympia City Council: Parking project canceled for now

On Tuesday SeaSol returned to Olympia City Council, joined by many Olympia supporters. After a short picket outside the Council entrance, several SeaSol supporters (including Patricia herself) spoke during the Council session about Patricia’s ordeal at the hands of Lorig Associates, and why Olympia should not pick Lorig as their contractor to build a multi million dollar parking garage. When the parking development item came up for a decision, mayor Doug Mah made an unexpected turnaround and came out against doing the parking garage at all (for the present), despite having pushed last week to rush forward with the project and pick a developer as soon as possible. The Council agreed to postpone the parking project indefinitely, citing the “economic downturn”. Here are some of the highlights of the City Council session: