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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 8, 2022
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 to Hold Public Hearing on  Proposed Amendments to Low Impact Development Standards
Public invited to comment on proposed amendments

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday, April 19, at 3 p.m., or soon thereafter, to accept public comment on proposed changes to Low Impact Development (LID) regulations. You can view more detailed information about the proposal, how to comment, and the full text of the proposed ordinance on the LID Code Amendment webpage.

A video conference option will be available in addition to in-person attendance to ensure those wishing to provide testimony have every option available. 

What: BoCC Public Hearing on Low Impact Development (LID) Code Amendment
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 3 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 Page: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/pages/publicmeetings.aspx   

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend, comments may be submitted to Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.wa.us. Comments must be received no later than 11: a.m.  Tuesday, April 19. 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: 
The Low Impact Development code amendment is listed as item A-7 on the 2020-2021 Official Development Code Docket. 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 include new definitions, updated references, and process improvement changes to simplify the overall review process for property owners. 

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