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Posted on: November 22, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING (VIRTUAL) re: Adoption Interim Zoning Regulations for Temporary Homeless Facilities



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing is scheduled by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners for MONDAY, December 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers, County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (NOTE: No In-Person Attendance Allowed (Per Jefferson County RESOLUTION No. 45-21)), and said notice of said hearing be published in the official newspaper of Jefferson County, and that at said hearing any interested person may appear virtually and be heard for or against the resolutions. To view documents, go to


To participate/provide testimony, you will need to join the meeting by 10:30 a.m. To participate via Zoom, click on  To participate/provide testimony via telephone dial 1-253-215-8782 and enter access code: 937-7784-1705# by 10:30 a.m. To view this meeting live with no participation, go to Follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings: Today.” Access for the hearing impaired and others can be accommodated using Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6384.


A public hearing will be held for the purpose of taking written and oral testimony regarding an interim ordinance which repeals and replaces Interim Ordinance No. 10-1221-20, An Ordinance Adoption Interim Zoning Regulations for the Siting, Establishment, and Operation of Temporary Homeless facilities in Unincorporated Areas of Jefferson County, which expires December 20, 2021. The new interim ordinance continues the interim control and adds a 6-month work plan extension ending June 20, 2022. The extension provides for additional public outreach, public input, and subject matter research.

In addition, written testimony is also invited beginning on November 24, 2021 and ending on December 13, 2021 at the end of the Public Hearing, unless extended by the Board of County Commissioners. Written public testimony may be submitted by Email to:; or by Mail to: Jefferson County Commissioners’ Office; PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Testimony must be received by the Board of County Commissioners by the end of the hearing public comment period. 


Approved and signed this 22nd day of November, 2021.



 Kate Dean, Chair                                 


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