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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Contact:
John Sonnen, Planning Manager, (360) 786-5467

County Anticipates Work Ahead on Critical Areas Ordinance


OLYMPIA — Thurston County has received hundreds of written and oral comments on the draft Critical Areas Ordinance.  The comment period ended September 30th.  The county is appreciative of those members of the public who took the time and effort to review the draft ordinance and provide comments, according to Planning Manager John Sonnen.  "Each comment will be reviewed and taken seriously by the Thurston County Planning Commission."

The next step is for the Thurston County Planning Commission to review the comments and determine what changes will be made to the next draft of the Critical Areas Ordinance.  The timeline for the next draft is unclear at this point but may take months to do an adequate job of reviewing all the comments and to make the necessary revisions. 

Further information may be obtained by contacting John Sonnen at (360) 786-5467 or by visiting the Thurston County Website http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/permitting/Critical_Areas/Critical_Areas_Home.htm

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3