Nuclear Free Olympia
In May 2004, OMJP opposed the proposed visit to our Port of the nuclear reactor-powered USS Olympia and called upon the City of Olympia to declare Olympia a Nuclear Free Zone.
22 August 06
Japanese Delegation Addresses City Council: Support Kobe
"Japanese visitors hail nuclear-free ordinance," by Venice Buhain, The Olympian, 23 August 06.
1990 article from The Nation on Oakland NFZ
"Nuclear-free ordinance is unenforceable" [Editorial], The Olympian, 28 August 2005
State capital now nuke-free," AP, published 26 August 2005 in Caspar Star Tribune, Wyoming, and by King 5 News Seattle, and other media outlets
Ordinance final text
"Council OKs nuclear-free zone" by Katherine Tam, The Olympian, 24 August 2005
Olympia Nuclear Free Zone Ordinance passed August 23, 2005
Summary of city council meeting 23 August, by Carrie
City Council meeting agenda for 23 August, at which there will be a second and final reading to approve "AN ORDINANCE declaring the City of Olympia, Washington, A NUCLEAR FREE ZONE"
Text of amended ordinance, 23 August 05
"Nuclear sub won't visit soon," by Katherine Tam, The Olympian, 19 August 05
"Olympia council votes city nuke-free; Ordinance returns for final reading next week," by Katherine Tam, The Olympian, 17 August 05
Summary of city council meeting 16 August by Carrie Lybecker
City council meeting agenda for 16 August
"Olympia nears label of nuclear-free zone," by Katherine Tam, The Olympian, 10 August 05
Remarks by Councilman TJ Johnson in support of NFZ ordinance, 09 August 2005, at city council public hearing
City council meeting agenda for 09 August re: proposed nuclear free zone
City General Government Committee review and recomendations re: NFZ ordinance, 25 July 05, and revised ordinance
OMJP community forum: Olympia, a Nuclear Free Zone, Thursday, July 21, 2005, 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Traditions Cafe. This forum will discuss the proposed ordinance declaring Olympia a Nuclear Free Zone, in preparation for a public hearing by the Olympia City Council on August 09 at 7 PM.
City General Government Committee review and staff recomendations and appendix, 27 June 2005
Olympia Councilman TJ Johnson submitted to the City Council a draft ordinance declaring Olympia a Nuclear Free Zone.
A public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held by the City Council on August 09 at 7 PM. Contact the City Council by emailing your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 360-753-8447.
Revised petiton re: NFZ by Marco Rosaire Rossi, 21 June 2005
Email from TJ Johnson to community members re: proposed ordinance, 11 June 2005
Email from Marco Rosaire Rossi proposing petition to declare Olympia a NFZ, 11 June 2005
Email from Taryn Gearhart re: NFZ ordinance, 10 June 2005
City of Olympia resolution "Placing the City of Olympia on Record in Support of the Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign and the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Resolution Calling for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by the Year 2020," 01 February 05
Report by Councilman TJ Johnson to city council from Mayors for Peace delegation to the 7th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty at the United Nations
On May 14, 2004, Alice Zillah alerted the Olympia peace and justice community of the impending visit to our port by the USS Olympia. On May 17 Larry Mosqueda of OMJP requested that Port and County commissioners declare Thurston county a nuclear free zone. He repeated this request the following day in testimony before the city council. Councilman TJ Johnson expressed his support for an Olympia nuclear free zone.
Report of city council meeting, 18 May 2004
"Activists say submarine not welcome; Navy quiet on whether USS Olympia will visit," by Jim Szymanski and Heather Woodward, The Olympian, 18 May 2004.
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