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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 13, 2020
Maya Teeple, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, (360)545-2593 or email at maya.teeple@co.thurston.wa.us 

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan
Public invited to comment on proposed changes to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan

OLYMPIA –The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 24, at 5:30 p.m. to receive public testimony on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. The major topics of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan update are mineral lands, long-term forestry, parks, and health. 

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

What: BoCC Public Hearing for 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update 
When: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive, 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 the public hearing, you can submit written comments to Maya Teeple, Senior Planner, at Maya.Teeple@co.thurston.wa.us no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. You can also mail or hand deliver comments to: 

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attn: Maya Teeple, Senior Planner
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia WA, 98502 

The Comprehensive Plan describes the long-term vision for Thurston County, looking ahead to set direction for the county’s growth over the next 20 years. Thurston County plans under the authority of the Growth Management Act (GMA), which requires comprehensive planning for all counties with populations greater than 50,000. Counties must periodically review their comprehensive plans and development regulations to bring them up-to-date with changes to the GMA, to respond to changes in land use and population growth, and to address new legal issues. 

Copies of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are available online at:  www.Thurston2040.com.    

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.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3