San Juan County is preparing to work on a periodic update of its
Comprehensive Plan. County Council will host a joint public hearing with the
Planning Commission on the proposed scope of work for this update at 9:00
am on May 20th at the Mullis Fire Station in Friday Harbor. Please see the
public hearing notice Joint Council & Planning Commission Public Hearing
Notice for May 20, 2016 for details on how to provide your comments. The
draft work products to comment on are also posted below.
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.
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 Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A)
requires counties and cities to conduct a mandatory “periodic update” every
eight years. The County’s periodic update is due in June 2018. There are
three primary purposes of the update:
§ Bring the Plan and Development regulations 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 local preferences or needs.
Public Hearing Notice and Documents
DCD Memo for May 20, 2016 Joint Public Hearing
Draft Commerce Checklist for May 20, 2016 Public Hearing
Draft Public Participation Plan for May 20, 2016 Public Hearing
Draft Update Task List for May 20, 2016 Public Hearing
New! Comprehensive Plan Update Webpage
For additional information, please contact Linda Kuller 360-370-7572