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Posted on: July 29, 2020

San Juan County Council Public Hearing to Receive Testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket

NOTICE OF A SAN JUAN COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE TESTIMONY ON THE 2020 ANNUAL DOCKET OF PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE SAN JUAN COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE

The San Juan County Council will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the 2020 Annual Docket (San Juan County Code 18.90.020).  The annual docket is the process through which members of the community request changes to the County’s Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code.  After the public hearing, the Count Council will decide whether the proposed docket items should be placed on the Department of Community Development’s (DCD) work program.  It is possible that the hearing will take place telephonically to comply with social distancing measures if they remain in effect through the hearing date.  Details for participating over the phone are provided below.  Notice will be posted to the County website if the hearing will be held in-person.

The hearing will begin at or after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at the County Council Chambers, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA.  Interested parties are encouraged to submit written or oral comments regarding the staff recommendation. To view the hearing, visit https://www.sanjuanco.com/773/Council-Hearing-Room-Live-Stream.

A staff report dated July 28, 2020 is found at https://www.sanjuanco.com/1658/2020-Annual-Docket, including the staff and Planning Commission recommendations, and a draft resolution.  Interested parties may request a copy by contacting Sophia Cassam at sophiac@sanjuanco.com.

How to Comment: The official comment period is Wednesday, July 29, 2020 through Monday, August 24, 2020, unless the County Council extends the comment period. Written comments about particular docket requests should refer to the project number given for the request in the staff report (i.e. 20-0001). Written comments submitted prior to 12:00 p.m. on August 24 will be copied for the Council members unless they wish to review comments online at https://www.sanjuanco.com/1658/2020-Annual-Docket. If requested in your written submittal, staff will read your written comments into the record.

Methods of Commenting:

  • Via Mail: Prior to the hearing date, mail written comments to Sophia Cassam, Department of Community Development PO Box 947 Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
  • Via Email: Email comments to SophiaC@sanjuanco.com. Please title the Email subject line: 2020 Docket Comments from (your last name or agency name).  For the record, include your full address in all correspondence.
  • Via Oral Testimony: To join by phone, please call 1 (360) 370-0599 and use the meeting ID 441250#. Comments during the hearing may be submitted by email at councilpc@sanjuanco.com.

Copies: Please provide six (6) copies of written comments if you submit them to DCD after 12:00 p.m. on August 24, 2020, or if you distribute written comments at the hearing.

For questions, please contact Sophia Cassam, Planner I, at (360) 370-7589 or SophiaC@sanjuanco.com.

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