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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 19, 2021
Contact:
Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner,  Community Planning and Economic Development Department, (360) 786-5505 or email at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.w

Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on  Proposed Amendments to Low Impact Development Standards
Public invited to comment on proposed amendments

​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Wednesday, December 1, at 7 p.m. to accept public comment on proposed changes to Low Impact Development (LID) codes. You can view more detailed information about the proposals, how to comment, and the full text of the proposed ordinance on the LID Code Amendment webpage.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the public hearing will be held via Zoom. Meeting information will be posted on the Planning Commission webpage the week before the public hearing.

What: Public Hearing on Low Impact Development (LID) Code Amendment
When: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/pc-meetings.aspx     

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend, you can submit written comments to Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.wa.us. Comments must be received no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 1. 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

Background:
This is a limited-focus amendment to portions of the LID codes adopted in 2016 to correct inconsistencies and update regulations that are difficult to implement. The proposed amendments will also include new definitions, updated references, and process improvement changes to simplify the overall review process for the property owners. This is item A7 on the Official Development Code Docket.

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