April 10, 2000
Comp Plan hearings come to East King County
Residents and business people from East King County are invited to speak up about the future of growth in King County at an upcoming public hearing about the county's comprehensive plan.
The meeting will be held on Monday, April 17, 7 p.m., at Chief Kanim Middle School, 32627 Redmond-Fall City Road, Fall City. Those who cannot attend the meeting are also invited to give official "e-testimony" via the Internet at www.metrokc.gov/mkcc.
The King County Comprehensive Plan is a long-range guide to growth that must be consistent with the Washington State Growth Management Act. Minor changes and technical corrections are made annually to the plan, but this year, the council will carry out the first major revision of the plan since its adoption in 1994. The county code requires a complete review of the plan every fourth year, starting in 2000.
Some of the major issues to be considered in the 2000 update:
The Growth Management and Unincorporated Areas Committee will coordinate an in-depth review of the proposed update continuing through July. Questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan can be left on council's telephone hotline, 206-205-2870, or online at www.metrokc.gov/mkcc.
- Preserving rural lands;
- Creating incentives for new development in already urbanized areas;
- Improving traffic flow throughout the region;
- Protecting salmon habitat and other environmentally fragile areas; and
- Increasing the availability of affordable housing.