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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Contact:
​Maya Teeple, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, (360)545-2593 or email at maya.teeple@co.thurston.wa.us 

County Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the 2020-2021 Official Dockets
Public invited to comment on two new proposals for the Thurston County dockets.

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners are considering two proposals for addition to the 2020-2021 Official Dockets of Comprehensive Plan and Development Code Amendments. The commissioners invite the public to submit written comments on whether or not the county should add these two proposals to the dockets. The dockets establish priorities for county planning work related to comprehensive planning and development code amendments. Comments must be received by 5 p.m., March 19, 2021.  

The public can submit written comments to Maya Teeple, Senior Planner, at Maya.Teeple@co.thurston.wa.us, or by mail to: 
Thurston County Community Planning & Economic Development Department
C/O Maya Teeple, Senior Planner
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

A description of the proposals being considered is available on the Community Planning website under “Amendments and Updates” and by selecting either “Comp Plan Docket” or “Development Code Docket”, www.thurstonplanning.org. The public can also request copies of the proposals at Building Development Center at the Thurston County Courthouse, Bldg1, 2000 Lakeridge Drive, Olympia WA, 98502.  

Background
Residents of unincorporated Thurston County, and those who may be affected by regulatory changes at the county level, are asked each year to review potential comprehensive plan and development code dockets, or amendments to those dockets. 

After a 20-day written comment period, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners may amend the official dockets to add one or both of the new proposals. Adding a proposal to the docket is not a decision to adopt the proposal. 

The docket establishes a work program for county staff to facilitate the proposal through the legislative process, which includes policy and legal analysis, public outreach, Planning Commission and environmental review, and finally Board of County Commissioner review and action. 

The Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings on the merits of the items approved for the Official Dockets prior to adoption of any final regulations. The Board may prioritize proposals on the dockets. 

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3