OLYMPIA - The Olympia City Council will meet in a new permanent home Tuesday for the first time since 1966.
That’s when the first council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the new City Hall, 601 Fourth Ave. E.
Although the council is meeting for the first time in two weeks, it has a light agenda.
The lone discussion item is a proposal regarding underground private utilities in the Redwood Place neighborhood.
Neighbors there have objected to a new power tower they deem unsightly.
The council chambers in the new City Hall is set to seat about 100 people, more than at the old City Hall.
The new meeting area is part of the four-story, approximately 89,000-square-foot building. The city expects to spend around $50 million for the construction, land costs, cleanup and other expenses.
The building, which opened to the public March 14, combines operations once spread in eight buildings.
The old City Hall, at 600 Plum St. S.E., will be continue to be used as the city’s municipal court complex.
Matt Batcheldor: 360-704-6869