The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is addressing issues with overnight and extended parking on Deschutes Parkway that are raising concerns about public health, safety and the environment. A rulemaking process is required before the agency can adopt enforceable restrictions on parking.
DES and the Washington State Patrol (WSP) are taking a number of immediate actions:
The agency has filed a formal notice (CR 101) to conduct rulemaking to adopt enforceable restrictions on parking on the Capitol Campus, with a focus on Deschutes Parkway. DES is committed to a robust process that includes stakeholder input and to finding a solution that is sustainable, defensible and fair.
Please send your thoughts via this feedback form.
People also may mail feedback to:
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
PO Box 41401
Olympia, WA 98504-1401
Before formally proposing a rule DES will share a discussion draft for feedback and hold workshops.
Dec. 18: State agencies
Dec. 19: Neighboring jursidictions
Dec. 19: Capitol Campus safety partners
TBA: Affected parkers
TBA: Community groups
TBA: Organizers of permitted Capitol Campus events
TBA: Capitol Campus neighbors
TBA: General public workshop(s)
Following the workshops, a rule will be formally proposed (CR 102).
Once filed, there will be a formal public comment period on the proposed rule, including at least one public hearing in Olympia, prior to rule adoption.
DES Policy and Rules Manager Jack Zeigler, (360) 407-9209, email@example.com.