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Official Docket of Development Code Amendments

calendar and penThe Official Docket of Development Code Amendments is a list of proposals for making changes to Thurston County’s development regulations. (The County also has a docket for changes to its Comprehensive Plan.)

The purpose of the docket is to provide information about potential changes to development regulations that the County is considering. The Board of County Commissioners chooses the topics from a “Preliminary Docket,” maintained year-round, and places them on an Official Docket, which is forwarded to the Thurston County Planning Commission for proposal development and review. This docketing process is used to provide the public with information about and opportunities to participate in the amendment process.

2014-2015 Preliminary Development Code Docket Available for Review

The 2014-2015 Preliminary Development Code Docket is available for review and written comment. Written comments are due by 5:00 p.m. January 21, 2014. Written comments can be sent to Jeremy Davis at davisj@co.thurston.wa.us, or by mail at:

Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner
Thurston County Planning Department
Building 1, 2nd Floor, Thurston County Courthouse Complex
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98502

To see a copy of the 2014-2015 Preliminary Development Code Docket, please click here.

Docket Priorities

Projects on the docket are prioritized into four groups.  The groups include:

Priority A, High Priority Amendments:  Amendments mandated by the state to comply with the Growth Management Act or recent case law, as well as amendments needed to solve a significant issue as directed by the Board.  These items would be taken up as staffing resources permit.

Priority B, Other High Priority Amendments:  Amendments that are intended to address Board policy direction and/or respond to public interests that are not the highest priority.  It is unlikely there will be staffing resources available to process these projects.  They may be addressed throughout the year as part of a higher priority proposal, or as necessary to solve a pressing issue.

Priority C, Medium Priority Amendments:  While necessary, it is unlikely that staffing resources will allow the processing of amendments at this priority level.  These projects may be addressed throughout the year as part of another higher priority proposal, or as necessary to solve a pressing issue.

Priority D, Low Priority Amendments:  As with Priority C projects, it is likely that staffing resources will limit the progression of these amendments through the adoption process.  These projects may be addressed throughout the year as part of another higher priority proposal, or as necessary to solve a pressing issue.

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2009-2010 Official Docket of Development Code Amendments

Docket Facts

Click here to read facts about the docket process.

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Staff contact:
Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner. Phone: (360) 754-3355, x7010 E-mail: davisj@co.thurston.wa.us

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