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Posted on: April 1, 2020

San Juan County Council Allocates Funds for Emergency Rental Assistance

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At their March 31, 2020 meeting the San Juan County Council directed staff to make available as soon as possible funds for rental assistance to assist those in our community struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you or someone you ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Two New Cases on San Juan and Orcas Islands

For more details, visit: https://www.sanjuanco.com/DocumentCenter/View/20110/200401-New-Case-Updates

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

CANCELLED: APRIL 21, 2020 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Rescheduling:  When the current emergency circumstances resolve, the County and Ecology will re-schedule the hearing and re-notice it for 30-days.  A new official comment period will be established with that public hearing.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Property Taxes and COVID-19, from San Juan County Treasurer, Rhonda Pederson

As many of you are aware, the due date for the first half of the property taxes is April 30th which is about four weeks away.  Some property owners have expressed concern over their ability to make the first half payment now that they may have ha...

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San Juan County Treasurer * San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 27, 2020

April Special Election is Cancelled

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On March 17, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman formally asked Governor Jay Inslee to cancel the April special election.  On March 26, the Governor made the decision not to cancel the election.

The only measure on San Juan County’s ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Third Confirmed Positive Test in SJC, First on Lopez

Thursday March 26, 2020 - The third confirmed positive COVID-19 test result in San Juan County was reported to San Juan County public health staff today. This result is the first confirmed positive case on Lopez Island. 

As with previous positive ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Second confirmed COVID-19 case in San Juan County

The County has a second confirmed COVID-19 case on Orcas Island, which was a close household contact of the first case.  This positive result was anticipated by

San Juan County Health & Community Services Staff and close contact tracing was co...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

San Juan County Superior and District Courts postpone almost all in-person proceedings (COVID-19)

On Friday, March 20, the Washington Supreme Court issued a new emergency order outlining required procedures in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. As our state’s highest court, the Washington Supreme Court’s order is bin...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in San Juan County

First San Juan County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus

An Orcas Island resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“The patient is in stable condition and is being treated at home,” said Dr. Frank James, Sa...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Shoreline Master Program Ordinance Official Comment Period

The Washington Department of Ecology and SJ County will hold a joint public hearing in Council’s legislative hearing room on April 21, 2020 on an ordinance to amend the shoreline regulations for the required periodic review.  Ecology st...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

April Election Expected to be Cancelled

No Election Day

The long-awaited proposal to annex the Town of Friday Harbor into San Juan Island Fire & Rescue will have to wait a bit longer.  It had been slated to be on the April 28 special election ballot.  Unfortunately, on Tuesday, March 17, ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Auditor Services Available Remotely

Staying home?  Need Auditor services (vehicle licensing, marriage licensing, dog licensing, voter registration, lost checks)?  We can help you from home!

“Social distancing” wasn’t even a phrase until recentl...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Charter Review Commission to be Elected in 2020

Over the first eight months of 2005, a group of 21 County residents, representing a range of ages and politics, from all of the county’s geo-political districts, met sixteen times for the sole purpose of proposing a home rule charter for San Jua...

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Click to see the Home Rule Charter * San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Not the recession we were expecting....

This is not what we expected.  We all knew a recession was coming, though we didn’t know when.  Indeed, the current period of economic expansion in the United States hit 120 months – the longest ever – last ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2020

Minutes from December ARC Meeting

Minutes for December 17, 2019, 4-5:30 pm

Present: Meike Meissner, David Kane, Learner Limbach, Steph Coffey, Charlie Behnke, Steve Bernheim, Mike Ramsey, Brook Brouwer, Faith Van De Putte

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Housing Element of Comp Plan Update

Purpose

To provide the Planning Commission and County Planners with the ARC’s recommendations for the ‘Preliminary Draft Housing Element’ dated January 9, 2020.

All ARC members have had the opportunity to suggest changes to the...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: January 19, 2020

ARC Meeting 1/21 @ 4:00

Meeting Agenda

January 21, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm

Via Zoom from the Lopez and Orcas Libraries and WSU SJC Ext in FH

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: January 7, 2020

2020 Farmer Rancher Listening Sessions

We want to hear from YOU!The Agricultural Resource Committee (ARC) of San Juan County invites you to share your questions, concerns and ideas related to economic viability, the local regulatory environment, need for research, desire for education opportun...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: December 27, 2019

2019 ARC Annual Report

2019 ARC Annual Report

The Agricultural Resources Committee (ARC) is robust, engaged and committed. This shows in the quality and quantity of work it has produced over the last year.  

The Comprehensive Plan update has been the main policy theme of...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Land Use Goals & Policy Recomendations

Memorandum

To:         Erika Shook, AICP, Director, DCD

CC:         SJC Planning Commission 

Adam Zack, Planner II, DCD

Linda Kuller, Planning Manager, DCD

Mike Thomas, County Man...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Meeting Minutes 10/15/19

Meeting Agenda

November 19, 2019, 4-5:30 pm

Present- Steve Beirnheim, Learner Limbach, David Kane, Meike Meissner, Charlie Behnke, Caitlin Herlihy Leck, Steph Coffey

Faith Van De Putte Coordinator

4:00           &a...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Meeting Minutes 10/15/19

October 15, 2019, 4-5 pm

Via Zoom from the Lopez and Orcas Libraries and WSU SJC Ext in FH

Committee Members Present: 

Caitlin Herlihy Lek, David Kane, Steve Berhnheim, Brook Brouwer, Sam Dillingham, Steph Coffey, Meike Meissner, S...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Meeting Minutes 9/17/19

Minutes

September 17, 2019, 4-5:30 pm

Via Zoom from the Lopez and Orcas Libraries and WSU SJC Ext in FH

Call to order 4:07 Faith leading meeting.

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Minutes from 7/16/19

Committee Members Present:

Learner Limbach, Charlie Behnke, Caitlin Herlihy Lek, Steve Bernheim, Sam Dillingham, Steph Coffey, Meike Meissner, Sara Benson, Winnie Adams, and Mike Ramsey

Faith Van De Putte- coordinator- present

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July 16, 2019,...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Minutes from 5/21/19 ARC meeting

Meeting Minutes

May 21, 2019, 4-5 pm 

4:00                Call to Order – Welcome, Check-in             &nbs...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: April 17, 2019

ARC Meeting Minutes 3/19/19

Meeting Minutes for 3/19/19

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: April 14, 2019

ARC Meeting 4/16

Meeting Agenda

April 16, 2019, 4-5 pm

Via Zoom from the Lopez and Orcas Libraries and WSU SJC Ext in FH

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: March 20, 2019

ARC 2/19 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

February 19, 2019, 4-5 pm

ARC Committee members Present

Learner Limbach, Charlie Behnke, Caitlin Helihy Lek, David Kane, Steve Bernheim, Brook Brouwer,  Andre Enterman, Steph Coffey, Meike Meissner, Sara Benson and Mike Ramsey

Bill Wa...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: February 27, 2019

AG Summit Session

“The Comp Plan, County Code and You”

A presentation was given on the role of the ARC and the comp plan in county government. The vision and community engagement shape the Comp plan and the Comp plan shapes county code (UDC). The county ...

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Agriculture Resource Committee
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Economic Development Element of Comp Plan

On February 15th the ARC submitted to the Planning Commission revisions to the draft Economic Development Element  of the comp plan. Learner Limbach (ARC chair), David Kane (ARC policy chair) and Faith Van De Putte (co-ordinator) all attended the...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Auditor Services Available Remotely

Staying home?  Need Auditor services (vehicle licensing, marriage licensing, dog licensing, voter registration, lost checks)?  We can help you from home!

“Social distancing” wasn’t even a phrase until recentl...

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Auditor News

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

IMMEDIATE TEMPORARY CHANGES TO COUNTY CLERK’S OPERATIONS

To comply with San Juan County Superior Court Emergency Order No. 2020-1, Governor Inslee’s recent declarations, and the State Supreme Court’s recent order, the Clerk’s Office has implemented several temporary changes in resp...

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Clerk's News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE SUSPENDED

PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE SUSPENDED IN AN EFFORT TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND PROTECT STAFF AND THE PUBLIC WE FEEL IT NECESSARY TO SUSPEND ACCEPTANCE AT THIS FACILITY.  

Clerk's News

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

CANCELLED: APRIL 21, 2020 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Rescheduling:  When the current emergency circumstances resolve, the County and Ecology will re-schedule the hearing and re-notice it for 30-days.  A new official comment period will be established with that public hearing.

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Community Development
Posted on: March 27, 2020

DCD Operations Changes in through April 30

General Questions and Assistance

Our counter is closed to in-person walk-in traffic. We are still available during normal business hours by phone, email or the "Ask a Planner" or "Ask a Building Plans Examiner" forms. You can also apply...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Shoreline Master Program Ordinance Official Comment Period

The Washington Department of Ecology and SJ County will hold a joint public hearing in Council’s legislative hearing room on April 21, 2020 on an ordinance to amend the shoreline regulations for the required periodic review.  Ecology st...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Building Inspection schedule change for JUNE 2020

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RESCHEDULED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CONCERNS: Staff will be attending training for the upcoming Building Code changes for 2018 IRC, IBC etc. Inspections will be unavailable during the week of June 15-19,2020. To help with the closure, we will offer inspection...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: March 17, 2020

JURY DUTY: MARCH 17 - APRIL 27, 2020 **UPDATED**

Due to the public health emergency posed by the coronavirus and in accordance with the court’s emergency administrative order, all jury trials scheduled from March 17, 2020 through the week of April 27, 2020 have been canceled. All jurors schedu...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Two New Cases on San Juan and Orcas Islands

For more details, visit: https://www.sanjuanco.com/DocumentCenter/View/20110/200401-New-Case-Updates

San Juan County Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Fourth Confirmed Positive Test Result, First on San Juan Island

March 29, 2020: San Juan County Health and Community Services staff have been notified of a positive COVID19 test result on San Juan Island. This brings the total number of cases in San Juan County to 4. The County data reporting page will be updated on M...

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www.sjccovid.com San Juan County Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Third Positive Test in SJC, First on Lopez

Third Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Case in County, First on Lopez Island. 

Thursday March 26, 2020 - The third confirmed positive COVID-19 test result in San Juan County was reported to San Juan County public health staff today. This result is the ...

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San Juan County Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in San Juan County

First San Juan County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus

An Orcas Island resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“The patient is in stable condition and is being treated at home,” said Dr. Frank James, Sa...

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San Juan County Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Recording of March 19 COVID-19 Community Video Update Q&A Now Available

In order to help directly answer community concerns, San Juan County released a new COVID-19 video community update to the public on Thursday, March 19th. Our latest question and answer session was recorded rather than broadcast live as our previous lives...

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San Juan County's official COVID-19 page San Juan County Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

New San Juan County COVID-19 "Hot Topic' Series Available

In an effort to address the ongoing and fast changing questions and concerns on the minds of islanders regarding COVID-19, San Juan County has begun publishing a new series of releases we’ve entitled "Hot Topic." The first two Hot Topi...

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Additional Info... San Juan County Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

CANCELLED: APRIL 21, 2020 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Rescheduling:  When the current emergency circumstances resolve, the County and Ecology will re-schedule the hearing and re-notice it for 30-days.  A new official comment period will be established with that public hearing.

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Shoreline Master Program Update
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Shoreline Master Program Ordinance Official Comment Period

The Washington Department of Ecology and SJ County will hold a joint public hearing in Council’s legislative hearing room on April 21, 2020 on an ordinance to amend the shoreline regulations for the required periodic review.  Ecology st...

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Shoreline Master Program Update

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