The Growth Management Act limits amendments to the comprehensive plan to once per year. The process to amend the plan includes two steps: 1) Establishment of the list of amendments (the “docket”) through a legislative review process and 2) Once on the annual review docket, the amendments go through environmental review, Planning Commission review, public hearing, recommendation, and City Council review and adoption. Requests to amend the comprehensive plan must be submitted to the Planning Department by the last business day in March each year so that they can be considered for inclusion on the annual docket.
Petitions for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations (2021 Docket) will be accepted until 5:00 PM on March 31, 2021. Prior consultation with the Planning Department is highly recommended. Contact Libby Grage, 360-299-1986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.