2013-2014 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Complete
Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing
On May 20, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 14845 and Ordinance No. 14846 which amended the comprehensive plan, development code, and official zoning map for the following amendments:
The following amendment was denied by the Board of County Commissioners:
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.
2013-2014 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 2013-14 Official Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments was approved on July 9, 2013 by the Board of County Commissioners. This official docket is a multi-year docket, which may be amended.
How The Docket is Organized
The Comprehensive Plan Docket will be separated into three sections. For more information on proposed preliminary docket items please click on the project title:
GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS
General plan amendments and projects mandated by the state to comply with the Growth Management Act, Shorelines Management Act for are part of a grant the County has received. Some inter-jurisdictional projects may be included on this list.
SITE SPECIFIC CITIZEN INITIATED AMENDMENTS
Site-specific amendments that are fee based. The costs associated with these amendments would be borne by the applicant. Amendments in joint planning areas should only be considered if they are also on the respective jurisdiction’s comprehensive plan amendment docket.
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