As required by State law 90.58 RCW, the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) the City is undertaking review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The SMA requires SMPs to be reviewed and revised (if needed) on a schedule established by the State. This review ensures these plans stay current with changes in laws and remain consistent with other City plans and regulations.
PROCESS & TIMELINE
Public Participation Plan sent to Ecology
March to April
Email notification sent to stakeholders and interested parties; and
Review SMP and other relevant City codes and policies; and
SMP Update Periodic Checklist available on website.
April to May
Planning Commission and Council meetings; and
Propose draft amendments.
May to June
Planning Commission to review draft amendments; and
Post amendments on City website; and
Edits and revisions suggested by Planning Commission are made to draft.
June to Sept.
30-day public comment period on draft revisions; and
Public Hearing before Planning Commission during 30-day public comment period; and
Environmental review (SEPA).
Sept. to Nov.
Ecology initial determination (up to 30 days); and
City Council adoption; and
Submit locally adopted SMP to Ecology.
Below are links to documents and other webpages where more information can be viewed.