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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Brett Bures, Building and Development Manager, Community Planning & Economic Development, (360) 786-5471 or email 

Board of County Commissioners to hold Public Hearing on Critical Area Determination Vesting

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 3 p.m. to accept public testimony on a proposed amendment to change the time period a Critical Area Determination (CAD) is valid. If passed, the amendment would change the validity time of a CAD from one year to three years. This amendment is part of the county's 2020-2021 Official Development Code Amendment Docket.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this public hearing will be conducted virtually. Those wishing to participate in the public hearing can connect at: Citizens have the option to connect to the public hearing by video conference or phone.

What: Virtual Public Hearing for Critical Area Determination Vesting
When: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 3 p.m. or soon thereafter

The public hearing will also be live-streamed on the county's YouTube channel at:

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you can submit written comments to Brett Bures, Building and Development Manager, at no later than 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. You can also mail written comments to:
Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attn: Brett Bures, Building and Development Manager
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia WA, 98502

Written comments will be read aloud at the public hearing. The Board may take action following the public hearing, or at any regularly scheduled meeting thereafter. For more information about this and other amendments being considered, visit:


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3