2018 Comprehensive Plan Update
Background and Purpose
The Comprehensive Plan is the centerpiece of local planning in the County. Like a business plan, the Comprehensive plan provides the framework for how our community will grow. The Comprehensive Plan is amended annually through the “Docket Process” which provides citizens an opportunity to suggest changes to the Comprehensive Plan and Development regulations. In addition to annual amendments, the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A) requires counties and cities to conduct a mandatory “periodic update” at least once every eight years. The County’s periodic update is due in June 2018.
There are three primary purposes of the update:
- Review plan and regulations and bring them up to date with any relevant changes to state law and the Growth Management Act (GMA);
- Respond to changes in land use and population; and
- Address any local preferences or needs.
New drafts of the Housing Needs Assessment and the Economic Development Element are available for comment. The Planning Commission will be briefed on the draft Economic Development Element on April 19, 2019. Read on...
The Natural Resource Lands Economic Data Indicators are available now! Check out the interactive charts and graphs summarizing agricultural, forestry, and mining resource lands in San Juan County. Read on...
San Juan County's Public Comment Map Tool is LIVE NOW! Use this tool to mark geographically specific comments regarding the elements of the County's Comprehensive Plan. Tell your neighbors, friends and family to let their voice be heard! Read on...
The adopted Comprehensive Plan Update Scope of Work, General Project Schedule and Public Participation Plan for the work to be completed by August 2018
How to Participate
If you would like to be notified of open houses, public meetings, hearings or other opportunities to participate the update process, please sign up for notifications under the heading “News Flash” and "Comprehensive Plan Update" here: http://sanjuanco.com/list.aspx. Individual notices of events and opportunities will also be sent to print and online newspapers and blogs, posted on the County website and otherwise broadly distributed. Comments can be sent to email@example.com.