The Olympia Kato Sister City Association has recently learned that the Olympia City Council is planning to build a tiny home village next to the Yashiro Garden Park.  As humanitarians and peacemakers, the OKSCA Board is concerned with helping the homeless population, but this site is not appropriate for this use.  As you know the OKSCA has raised thousands of dollars and committed hundreds of volunteer hours to see that the Yashiro Garden Park properly reflects our almost 40-year relationship with our sister city, Kato, Japan.  We urge you to send an email to  and express your concerns with this site.  There are many other sites in or near downtown or in other parts of the city where a tiny home village would be appropriate.  Arigato.