Your Voice, Your Vision, Your Future
Jefferson County is updating its Comprehensive Plan to create a plan for the 21st Century that supports rural lifestyles, welcomes residents of all ages and incomes, embraces diversity, values quality services and facilities, and balances growth and economic development with respect for the natural world. The Plan Update is also designed to meet periodic update requirements consistent with the Growth Management Act.
The Comprehensive Plan Update will include amended plan goals and policies that will guide development, capital investments, and other decisions. The County is proposing focused changes to its Uniform Development Code now, but other implementing codes would be developed over time.
Share Your Comments
Over the last four years, and particularly during 2016, the County reached out to the community through online events, meetings, and activities. The County collected over 603 ideas/suggestions/comments. In 2017, the Jefferson County Planning Commission reviewed community input and worked on a refreshed vision statement and reviewed draft streamlined goals and policies.
Now the County is compiling a Public Review Draft Comprehensive Plan and wants to hear your input. The County is planning a Public Open House and Public Hearing in April at two locations, and after that the Planning Commission would make recommendations in May. The Board of County Commissioners would hold meetings and a hearing in May and June 2018. The County is due to complete the plan by June 30, 2018 consistent with state deadlines.
At these upcoming events you can:
- Learn about what’s proposed;
- Provide comments on the draft Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code changes; and
- Meet county staff, Planning Commissioners, and County Commissioners.
Our timeline is shown below. Details about event locations and times will be at the County project website: https://wa-jeffersoncounty.civicplus.com/578/Jefferson-County-Comprehensive-Plan. Watch for opportunities to review the plan and make comments. Share your voice and vision and help us complete a great plan for Jefferson County!