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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 30, 2020
Contact:
Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development Department, (360) 522-0553 or email at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.wa.us

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing Scheduled for Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations
Public invited to comment on proposed amendments

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 10, at 3:00 p.m. or soon thereafter, to accept public comment on development code docket item A21, “Rural Accessory Dwelling Units”. The proposed amendments would allow rural Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) housing options in unincorporated Thurston County.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a video conference option will be available in addition to in-person attendance to ensure those wishing to provide public comment have every option available.

What: BoCC Public Hearing on Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Regulations
When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia WA 98502
Attend Virtually: Meeting information will be posted on the Board’s public hearings webpage at: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/pages/publicmeetings.aspx   

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend, comments can be submitted to Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.wa.us. Comments must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10. You can also mail comments to: 
Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attention: Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner
Thurston County Courthouse, Building One
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

You can view more detailed information about the proposal and the full text of the proposed ordinance at: www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/comp-plan-adu.aspx

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 call via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388. 

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3