2010-2011 Proposed Comp Plan Amendments (Docket)
2012 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Complete
Other amendments on the docket including the critical areas ordinance, impact fee analysis, and climate change were completed without needing to amend the Comprehensive Plan.
The other amendments were not completed, or placed on the 2013-14 preliminary docket.
Thurston County provides early and continuous public participation when making changes to the Comprehensive Plan and the development regulations that implement it. Annually, the public is invited to participate in the county’s “docketing” process, where proposed amendments to the plan or regulations are listed and prioritized for the following year’s work.
The public is often a source of suggested changes to the plan or regulations. In addition, county staff regularly organize public forums, committees, task forces, and meetings with community organizations to discuss amendments. Finally, every proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan or development regulations has at least one formal public hearing to gather public comment.
Thurston County also has a separate docket for changes to its development regulations.
2010-2011 Comprehensive Plan Docket
At the beginning of each year, staff prepares a list of proposed amendments for the Board of County Commissioners. The Board analyzes the merits of proposed amendments based on state mandates, county priorities, joint planning, and public comment.
The 2010-11 Official Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments was approved on September 28, 2010 by the Board of County Commissioners. The target completion date is June 2011 instead of December 2010. (Commissioners take action on the Comprehensive Plan Docket the following year after it is approved. Click here for an explanation.)
How The Docket is Organized - Three Sections
The Comprehensive Plan Docket is separated into three sections: 1) General Plan Amendments; 2) Inter-Jurisdictional Amendments; and 3) Site Specific Citizen-Initiated Amendments. For more information such as staff reports, maps and public comments on specific projects listed under each section, please click on the project title below.
To see the adopted docket click here.
Section 1: General Plan Amendments
General plan amendments and projects are mandated by the state to comply with the Growth Management Act or Shorelines Management Act. These projects are grant funded, or have been accounted for in the Planning Department's budget. Some inter-jurisdictional projects may be included on this list.
11. Long-Term Agricultural Lands Designation Reconsideration (Weyerhauser, Lewin, Schader Crown Ranch)
13. Public Health and Social Services Chapter
Section 2: Inter-Jurisdictional Amendments
Section 3: Site Specific Citizen-Initiated Amendments
To see the written public comments, click here.
To view the August 12, 2010 Board of County Commissioners preliminary docket briefing materials, click here (11 MB PDF).
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