Countywide Planning Policy Amendment Procedures
Amend the comprehensive plan to clearly outline the process for countywide planning policy amendments and to better implement the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 36.70A.215(2)(c) and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 365-196-305(5).
The existing CWPP do not clearly address RCW 36.70A.215(2)(c) and WAC 365-196-305(5), and therefore, staff is recommending the amendment included in Exhibit A to outline the process for countywide planning policy amendments and interpretations to more definitively meet these state statutes.
The proposal includes modification of CWPP 1.1.12 and the addition of a new policy 1.1.13. It outlines that any jurisdiction may initiate an amendment or request an interpretation to the Community Planning Staff Report Page 2 of 5 CWPP and delineates an application process for these actions. The process requires review through the staff-level Technical Advisory Committee (recommended to be called Technical Coordination Committee in the proposal), which includes representatives from the county, each municipality and tribal government and the Regional Transportation Council (RTC).
The proposed process also requires review and adoption by the County Council and each jurisdiction.
More information can be found in the staff report below.
Meeting information and project materials will be posted here.
County Council Meetings
June 20, 2023 Council Hearing at 6 p.m. in person at 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, 6th Floor Hearing Room and virtually via Webex. Additional meeting details and information on how to join remotely can be found on the County Council's meeting page.
Planning Commission Meetings
April 20, 2023 Planning Commission hearing at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person and via Webex. Information on how to join and participate in the meeting can be found on the Planning Commission's meeting page.
April 6, 2023 Planning Commission work session at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person and via Webex. Information on how to join the meeting can be found on the Planning Commission's meeting page.