OLYMPIA, WASH. – Residents say they are being blindsided by the locations and sudden pop-up of facilities that will house the highest level of sex offenders. Now state lawmakers are pushing new bills to clear up the situation.
Residents in Tenino have been pushing against a Less Restrictive Alternative (LRA) facility since Jan.11.
On Friday, several gathered outside a facility in Olympia lining the street with signs saying “Keep Tenino Safe”, “Our community is not your guinea pig” and “Community over profit”.
The facility off Martin Way is owned by Supreme Living. It’s CEO, Angela Rinaldo, proposed the facility would be located next to a park, a lake and in the middle of a neighborhood.