As the city goes through its lengthy update of the comprehensive plan, it will welcome the input of all residents. And for those who would like to deepen their understanding of the land use planning, the city is offering a “short course” on local planning that will cover the state’s Growth Management Act, Open Public Meetings Act, and the legal basis of planning in Washington. The course will touch on other pertinent topics as well, including the role of public involvement and the Planning Commission.
The course, offered at no cost, will be held at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. To reserve your place in the class, please go to the training calendar linked below.
Cities in Washington are required to periodically update their comprehensive plans – documents that contain goals and policies guiding many different aspects of a city’s development. These elements include housing, transportation and utilities. The city’s comprehensive plan was first adopted in 2003, with some significant amendments added in 2006.
After much public outreach and input along the way, and a thorough examination of regional policy and law, the Planning Commission will recommend a draft of the plan and send it on to the City Council for consideration. The City Council is expected to adopt the updated comprehensive plan in mid-2015.
For more information on the update process, go to www.codepublishing.com/WA/Sammamish/?SammamishCP/SammamishCP.html or click through departments, community development and comprehensive plan.