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.
DES and the Washington State Patrol (WSP) are taking a number of immediate actions:
The agency 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 developing an implementation plan in coordination with regional and community partners along with the rule.
DES is at the early stages of the process: Research, scoping and initial stakeholder engagement.
November-January 10: DES sought initial public comments via an online feedback form. View a summary of the comments.
In December: DES held initial workshops with:
Jan. 3-10: Engagement and listening sessions with affected parkers.
Jan. 8: Listening session with Housing Action Team.
Jan. 8: Listening session with Greater Regional Outreach Workers League (GROWL).
Jan. 30 and March 9: Listening sessions with campus event permit holders.
February 2020 (to date)
Feb. 18: Listening session 1 with campus tenants
Feb. 20: Listening session 1 with historic preservation organizations
March 4: Listening session 1 with business organizations
TBA: Listening session(s) with environmental health agencies
DES Policy and Rules Manager Jack Zeigler, (360) 407-9209, email@example.com.