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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Fall is Flu Clinic Time

Flu season is here and it is time to get your flu shot! San Juan County Health and Community Services will be offering the following flu vaccine clinics: 

San Juan Health & Community Services Clinic | 145 Rhone St, Friday Harbor

By appointment:...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Burn Risk Level Changed to Moderate

The recent rains have resulted in San Juan County moving the fire risk level to Moderate. This does not change the status of burning in the county, it is merely a risk level modification that reflects fuel moisture levels rising. 

Campfires remain...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Island Leaders in Canada and US Call on Prime Minister to Abandon Trans Mountain Expansion

VICTORIA  - In light of the Canadian Government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and stated commitment to expanding it despite a court ruling quashing the expansion permit, elected representatives from the islands in the Salish Sea, on b...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

The “Home Fund” Explained

What is the “Home Fund?” The Home Fund is a ballot measure (Proposition 1) that will be on the ballot this November.

The Home Fund is a proposed local affordable housing funding source recommended to the County Council by the Housing Bank Commission as par...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

New Financial Skills Course

The Joyce L. Sobel (San Juan Island) Family Resource Center and the Economic Development Council are working with Abby Anderson, AmeriCorps VISTA, to offer a five-week financial skills course. This course will guide participants through financial topics s...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Comprehensive Plan Community Workshops

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The Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold community workshops to gather community input on the Comprehensive Plan update.  Provide input on policy issues that will guide the County through 2036.  Discussion topics will incl...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

The Burn Ban for campfires and barbecues is lifted in San Juan County

As of noon today, August 29, 2018, the burn ban for campfires and charcoal barbeques is lifted in San Juan County. Recent humidity levels, rising fuel moistures, and precipitation in the county have warranted a lift on the burn ban enacted last week.

We wo...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Draft Lopez Village Subarea Plan Information

Staff will brief the San Juan County Council and Planning Commission on the Draft Lopez Village Plan (Draft Plan) on August 17, 2017 at joint meeting. This meeting will be held in the County Council Chambers, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor. It will be li...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Aug. 17 Joint County Council and Planning Commission Meeting

On August 17, 2018, there will be a special joint Planning Commission and County Council public hearing and meeting.  The public hearing will be on a draft ordinance to comply with the Western Washington Region Growth Management Hearings Boards' ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

San Juan Islands Stewardship Guide

Got Visitors?  The San Juan Stewardship Guide is designed to encourage an increased level of environmental stewardship across the islands by visitors and residents alike.  The goal is to promote and distinguish the islands as a destinati...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Campfire ban at Shaw County Park; exercise caution in other parks

Effective at noon on July 24, the County Fire Marshal's office has raised the fire precaution level from moderate to high.Due to the specific site issues at Shaw Park that increase the risk of wildfire from campfires, wood burning campfires have been bann...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

July 20, 2018, Joint Planning Commission and County Council Meeting

At 9:00 am on July 20, 2018, there will be a joint Planning Commission and County Council public hearing and special meeting.  The public hearing will be regarding a proposed amendment to the political sign code.  The Planning Commission...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Getting Ready to Build? Request a Critical Area Review!

If you are contemplating land development such as installation of a well, septic system or driveway, demolition or construction of a building including expansion or exterior remodeling, or shoreline tree removal, please submit a request for a Critical Are...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Natural Resource Lands Data Indicators, AVAILABLE NOW!

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Check out the new Natural Resource Lands economic data indicators available on the Dept. of Community Development page here: http://www.sanjuanco.com/1360/Natural-Resource-Lands

This page includes interactive charts and graphs to help you explore the infor...

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Click Here for the Data Dashboard * San Juan County News *
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

Now is the time to get your comments in on San Juan County's Comprehensive Plan Update!  After the Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops last week we know there are plenty of comments out there and would love to gather even more of them. &nb...

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Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Tool * San Juan County News *

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Joint Planning Commission and County Council Public Hearing 9/21

Beginning at or after 10:30 am on September 21, 2018, the San Juan County Planning Commission and County Council will hold a joint public hearing on Lopez Island at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.  The Lopez Center is located at 204 ...

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Community Development
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Comprehensive Plan Community Workshops

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The Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold community workshops to gather community input on the Comprehensive Plan update.  Provide input on policy issues that will guide the County through 2036.  Discussion topics will incl...

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Community Development
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Draft Lopez Village Subarea Plan Information

Staff will brief the San Juan County Council and Planning Commission on the Draft Lopez Village Plan (Draft Plan) on August 17, 2017 at joint meeting. This meeting will be held in the County Council Chambers, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor. It will be li...

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Community Development
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Aug. 17 Joint County Council and Planning Commission Meeting

On August 17, 2018, there will be a special joint Planning Commission and County Council public hearing and meeting.  The public hearing will be on a draft ordinance to comply with the Western Washington Region Growth Management Hearings Boards' ...

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Community Development
Posted on: July 17, 2018

July 20, 2018, Joint Planning Commission and County Council Meeting

At 9:00 am on July 20, 2018, there will be a joint Planning Commission and County Council public hearing and special meeting.  The public hearing will be regarding a proposed amendment to the political sign code.  The Planning Commission...

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Community Development
Posted on: June 19, 2018

County Council Adopts an Amended Comprehensive Plan Vision with Resolution 27-2018

On June 12, 2018 County Council approved resolution 27-2018, adopting amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Vision. You can read the adopted Vision here and resolution 27-2018 here:  https://www.sanjuanco.com/DocumentCenter/View/15816/Resolution-2...

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Community Development
Posted on: June 8, 2018

New Vacation Rental Permit Application Form

The Department of Community Development has updated the vacation rental permit application form.  The new form includes a list of information to be included with the application to help applicants submit complete applications.  

The new a...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Plan Ahead for Permitting

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Critical Area and Cultural Resource Assessments, and pre-applications are available at the Department of Community Development (DCD) at no cost to applicants. Having this done prior to making application for a permit saves time in submission and review pr...

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Forms available here . . . Community Development
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Getting Ready to Build? Request a Critical Area Review!

If you are contemplating land development such as installation of a well, septic system or driveway, demolition or construction of a building including expansion or exterior remodeling, or shoreline tree removal, please submit a request for a Critical Are...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Natural Resource Lands Data Indicators, AVAILABLE NOW!

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Check out the new Natural Resource Lands economic data indicators available on the Dept. of Community Development page here: http://www.sanjuanco.com/1360/Natural-Resource-Lands

This page includes interactive charts and graphs to help you explore the infor...

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Click Here for the Data Dashboard Community Development
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Land Capacity Analysis Methodology Story Map Available Now!

What is the Story Map about?

The Department of Community Development is in the process of developing a Land Capacity Analysis (LCA) Methodology.  A story map walking through the methodology is available here.  This map walks through the s...

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Check out the Story Map here! Community Development
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

Now is the time to get your comments in on San Juan County's Comprehensive Plan Update!  After the Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops last week we know there are plenty of comments out there and would love to gather even more of them. &nb...

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Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Tool Community Development

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Joint Planning Commission and County Council Public Hearing 9/21

Beginning at or after 10:30 am on September 21, 2018, the San Juan County Planning Commission and County Council will hold a joint public hearing on Lopez Island at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

Beginning at or after 10:30 am on September 21, 2018, the San Juan County Planning Commission and County Council will hold a joint public hearing on Lopez Island at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.  The Lopez Center is located at 204 ...

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Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Comprehensive Plan Community Workshops

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Save the date! Come participate in a workshop on the Comprehensive Plan 2036 update.

The Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold community workshops to gather community input on the Comprehensive Plan update.  Provide input on policy issues that will guide the County through 2036.  Discussion topics will incl...

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Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: June 19, 2018

County Council Adopts an Amended Comprehensive Plan Vision with Resolution 27-2018

The County Council adopted an amended Comp. Plan Vision with Resolution 27-2018 on Tuesday June 12, 2018.

On June 12, 2018 County Council approved resolution 27-2018, adopting amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Vision. You can read the adopted Vision here and resolution 27-2018 here:  https://www.sanjuanco.com/DocumentCenter/View/15816/Resolution-2...

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Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Natural Resource Lands Data Indicators, AVAILABLE NOW!

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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.

Check out the new Natural Resource Lands economic data indicators available on the Dept. of Community Development page here: http://www.sanjuanco.com/1360/Natural-Resource-Lands

This page includes interactive charts and graphs to help you explore the infor...

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Click Here for the Data Dashboard Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

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!

Now is the time to get your comments in on San Juan County's Comprehensive Plan Update!  After the Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops last week we know there are plenty of comments out there and would love to gather even more of them. &nb...

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Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Tool Comprehensive Plan Update

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday May 3

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday May 3 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be pos...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 1, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Thursday April 6

San Juan County FAC will hold an abbreviated regular meeting on Thursday April 6 2017 from 8:30 - 9:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agend...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: February 23, 2017

WSF to close Call Center on weekends

WSF has announced that, beginning in early March, the Customer Service  Call Center will no longer be open on weekends due to budgetary constraints. What this means is that travelers without internet access will not be able to get information or ...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: February 1, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday March 8

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday March 8 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be p...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 1, 2017

No FAC meeting in February

There is no regular FAC meeting scheduled for February 2017.

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 8, 2017

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday Jan 11

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Jan 11 2017 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be po...

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Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 20, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday Nov 16

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Oct 12 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be pos...Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 20, 2016

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday Oct 12

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday Oct 12 from 8:30 - 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be po...Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: September 1, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday Sept 7

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting on Sept 7 from 8:30 - 10:30am in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting:Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: August 8, 2016

WSF Public Meetings August 9-11

Washington State Ferries Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith will travel to the San Juan Islands for three days beginning Tuesday, August 9, to meet with local officials and the public.

At a series of four community meetings on all ferry-served islands,...Click for details...

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: July 27, 2016

No Regular FAC Meeting in August

There will be no regular FAC meeting in August. The next regular meeting will be Wednesday Sept 7.

FAC and WSF will be hosting public meetings on all four ferry-served islands Aug 9-11, check back for details.

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 11, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday July 13 in Friday Harbor

San Juan County FAC will hold a regular meeting from 8:30 - 10:30am in the Council meeting room at the County offices at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor. The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.Click here for more details

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 11, 2016

FAC Public Forum Wed. June 15 on Orcas Island

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be holding a public forum on Wednesday June 15, 4-6pm in the Eastsound Fire hall at 45 Lavender Lane.

The FAC is a volunteer committee appointed by the county council to provide a liaison with Washingt...click for more details...

Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: May 11, 2016

FAC regular meeting Wednesday June 8 on Lopez Island

A regular meeting of the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 on Lopez Island, at the Lopez Library at 2225 Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Island.

The public is welcome to attend, and time will be s...Read on...

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee
Posted on: May 16, 2016

FAC Public Forum on San Juan Island

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee held a public forum on Monday May 23, 4-6pm in the County Council meeting room at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor.

The forum was recorded with the help of county staff, and is available at the address below.
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Posted on: April 20, 2016

FAC Regular Meeting Wednesday May 11 in Friday Harbor

A regular meeting of the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be held Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:30 in the large conference room at the county offices at 55 Second Street, in Friday Harbor.

FAC Agendas and Minutes Ferry Advisory Committee

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Fire Extinguisher Recall

38 million fire extinguishers recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. due to nozzle malfunction. The extinguishers may not work during a fire emerg...

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Additional Info... Fire Marshal

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

JURY DUTY: - SEPTEMBER 17- SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

FOR THE JURY TERM THAT BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 AND ENDS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018,   ALL JURORS ARE NOW EXCUSED, INCLUDING JURORS IN GROUPS 1, 3, AND 5 WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY ASKED TO REPORT ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

San Juan County Burn Ban in Effect

A Burn Ban will begin Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at noon. Elevated temperatures for extended periods and our lack of precipitation has created a high fire danger in San Juan County, and across the region. San Juan County will be prohibiting all outdoor burn...

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Additional Info... Parks Recreation and Fair

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Plan Ahead for Permitting

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Critical Area and Cultural Resource Assessments, and pre-applications are available at the Department of Community Development (DCD) at no cost to applicants. Having this done prior to making application for a permit saves time in submission and review pr...

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Forms available here . . . Permitting & Inspections

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

San Juan Islands Stewardship Guide

Got Visitors?  The San Juan Stewardship Guide is designed to encourage an increased level of environmental stewardship across the islands by visitors and residents alike.  The goal is to promote and distinguish the islands as a destinati...

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