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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 6, 2005
John Sonnen, Planning Manager (360) 786-5467

County Launches New Planning/Land Use Web Page

​OLYMPIA – Thurston County is in the midst of several major revisions of planning and land use regulations that will affect many county residents.  In order to make it easier for county residents to track these projects, a special page has been created on the county's web site.

Planning Manager John Sonnen says it's an effort to make all of the information available from one central page.  "We know there are many people interested in these issues and we wanted to make sure that the background is available to everyone and that it is as easy to find as possible.  That's why we created the Current Land-Use, Environmental and Planning Issues web page."  From that page, web site visitors can easily access the information regarding issues such as the Critical Areas Ordinance, Sub-Division Moratorium, Growth Management Compliance and Henderson Inlet Septic System Program.  There are also brief descriptions with each issue so web page users can make sure it's the information they are looking for.  In addition, upcoming opportunities for public involvement will be prominently featured on the page.

The page can be found at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/land-use/index.htm but there is also a "hot" button on the front page of the county web site (www.co.thurston.wa.us) that will take surfers to the planning and land-use page.

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3