County Council to Select a 20-Year Employment Projection for 2025 Comprehensive Plan Update
As part of the county’s efforts on the 2025 Comprehensive Growth Management Plan update, Clark County Council will conduct a work session on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 9 a.m., and a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. to take public testimony and select a 2045 employment projection as provided by Scott Bailey, Regional Economist from Washington State Employment Security Department.
More information about the meeting can be found on the Meeting and Event Information page.
Clark County is conducting a periodic review of its Comprehensive Plan (Plan) as required by the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA). The county is required to complete its update by June 30, 2025. The Plan, originally adopted in 1994 and last updated in 2016, is a long-range policy guide for how the county plans to manage growth and development over a twenty-year period. The GMA requires jurisdictions to periodically update their comprehensive plan and development regulations to bring them up to date with:
- Changes to state law,
- Land use changes,
- Population growth projections, and
- Housing projections.
The Comprehensive Plan guides County decisions related to land use; housing; capital facilities and utilities; rural and natural resources; transportation; economic development; parks, open space and recreation; schools; historic preservation; environment; community design; shoreline; and annexation.
The focal point of the County’s long-range planning is the County’s Comprehensive Plan and its Capital Facilities Plan which help with policy, financing and development regulation decisions over the 20-year period.
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Jose Alvarez, Program Manager