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Thurston County Board of Commissioners to Hold a Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Thurston County Code

CONTACT:    Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, (360) 786-5505 or email at 
Amelia Schwartz, Associate Planner, (360) 968-9923 or email at 

OLYMPIA – The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 3:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, to receive public testimony on the Code Clarifications & Corrections Amendment. You can view more detailed information about the proposals at

What: Public Hearing on Code Clarifications & Corrections Amendment
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Time: 3:30 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: Suite 110, 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501 or online at

How to Submit Public Comments
In-Person or Virtually: Those wishing to testify should appear in person or virtually and be heard. The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will accept comments at the Tuesday, May 23rd hearing. 

Written Comments: You can submit written or emailed comments if you cannot attend. Please submit your comments no later than 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2023. 

Email to: Andrew Boughan at 

Mail to:
Thurston County Community Planning & Economic Development
Attention: Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner
3000 Pacific Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Background for Code Clarifications & Corrections Amendment: 
The amendment is made up of three (3) separate development code amendments: Development Code Docket A-13, “Miscellaneous Clerical Errors,” A-28, “Clarification on Expansion of Non-Conforming Non-Residential Uses and Structures,” and A-29, “Update Sign Board Posting Procedures”. The proposed amendments include changes to standards for Academic Schools in the Special Use chapter, changes to standards for on-site noticing requirements on Type III applications, and corrections to various clerical errors by correcting information and updating terms and names within various chapters of the Thurston County Code (TCC).

Disability Accommodations: To request disability accommodations, call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may contact via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.


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