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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 20, 2021
Contact:
Leah Davis, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development (360) 786-5582 or leah.davis@co.thurston.wa.us 

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Tumwater Joint Plan


​OLYMPIA – The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive public testimony on proposed updates to the Tumwater Joint Plan on Tuesday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m. in Building 1, Room 280 of the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia. A video conference option will be available in addition to in-person attendance.

The proposed amendments include several site-specific land-use and zoning amendments and expansion of the Airport Hazard overlay in the Tumwater Urban Growth Area (UGA) and rural county. Also included in the update are several proposed code changes.

What: Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing for update of Tumwater Joint Plan
When: Tuesday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia.  
Attend Virtually: 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 Leah Davis, Associate Planner, at leah.davis@co.thurston.wa.us no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28. You can also mail or hand deliver comments to:

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attn: Leah Davis, Associate Planner
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia WA, 98502

Background
The Growth Management Act requires counties and cities to adopt joint plans that guide development in UGAs. The last update to the Tumwater Joint Plan was in 2009. The proposed Joint Plan is available online at: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/comp-plan-joint-plans.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:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3