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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 12, 2022
Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development Department, (360) 786-5505 or email at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.wa.us

Planning Commission to Hold Two Public Hearings on Capital Improvement Program, Proposed Amendments to Boundary Lin Adjustment Standards
Public invited to comment on proposed amendments

​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold two public hearings Wednesday, September 21, at 7 p.m., or soon thereafter, in Room 280, Building 1 of the Thurston County Courthouse (2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia).  

What: Public Hearing on the 2023-2028 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Boundary Line Adjustment (BLA) Code Amendment
When: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Time: 7 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: Room 280, Building 1 of the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502 or online at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/pc-meetings.aspx     

The CIP is Appendix G of the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. The CIP is updated annually to provide information on planned capital facilities projects for the coming six years.  You can view more detailed information about the proposal on the Capital Improvement Program project webpage.

Thurston County's BLA code language is not in compliance with state law and related case law. In addition to the compliance issues, current planning staff identified additional changes throughout the code to improve its organization and identified additional text to clearly outline the expectations for an applicant. You can view more detailed information about the proposal on the Boundary Line Adjustment webpage.

How to Submit Public Comments
In-Person or Virtually: Those wishing to testify should appear in person or virtually. Testimony will be accepted at the Wednesday, September 21, public hearing.
Written Comments: You can submit written or emailed comments if you cannot attend. Please submit your comments no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 21.

Email to: Andrew Boughan at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.wa.us

Mail 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

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 contact via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3