Public invited to comment tomorrow on long-term vision for Thurston County

County Board of Commissioners to hold hearing on changes to Thurston County Comprehensive Plan.

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The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 24, at 5:30 p.m. to receive public testimony on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. The major topics of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan update are mineral lands, long-term forestry, parks, and health.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a video conference option will also be available in addition to in-person attendance to ensure those wishing to provide testimony have every option available.

What: BoCC Public Hearing for 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update

When: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. or soon thereafter

Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive, SW, Olympia, WA 98502

Attend Virtually: Meeting information will be posted on the Board’s public hearings webpage at: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/Pages/publicmeetings.aspx

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you can submit written comments to Maya Teeple, Senior Planner, at Maya.Teeple@co.thurston.wa.us no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. You can also mail or hand deliver comments to:

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development

Attn: Maya Teeple, Senior Planner

Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1

2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW

Olympia WA, 98502

Background

The Comprehensive Plan describes the long-term vision for Thurston County, looking ahead to set direction for the county’s growth over the next 20 years. Thurston County plans under the authority of the Growth Management Act (GMA), which requires comprehensive planning for all counties with populations greater than 50,000. Counties must periodically review their comprehensive plans and development regulations to bring them up-to-date with changes to the GMA, to respond to changes in land use and population growth, and to address new legal issues.

 Copies of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are available online at:  www.Thurston2040.com.   

Disability Accommodations: To request disability accommodations, call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.

The above was provided by Thurston County.

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