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File #: AM No. 20-037   
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
File created: 2/25/2020 In control: City Council Special Meeting
On agenda: 3/27/2020 Final action: 3/27/2020
Title: Comprehensive Plan Update - State and Regional Planning Framework
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo No. 20-037, 2. Attachment A: Presentation
MEMO TO: Mayor and Members of the City Council
FROM: Carol Helland, Interim Director of Planning and Community Development

Comprehensive Plan Update - State and Regional Planning Framework


Informational briefing to provide an overview of:
* The Growth Management Act | State requirements and timelines for the Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update
* Vision 2050 and the Countywide Planning Policies | Regional and County Planning Framework


Carol Helland, Interim Planning Director 425-556-2107
Beverly Mesa-Zendt, Planning Manager 425-556-2423
Planning and Community Development


State and Regional Requirements for Periodic Review of the Comprehensive Plan

The Growth Management Act (GMA) provides two mechanisms for updating comprehensive plans:
* Mandatory "periodic updates" - Cities and counties must complete a periodic update for their entire comprehensive plan and development regulations, including those related to critical areas and natural resource lands on an eight-year cycle.
* Optional annual amendments - Optional amendments allow cities and counties if desired, to adopt a package of changes to the comprehensive plan and development regulations no more than once per year. This process is frequently referred to as the Comprehensive Plan Annual Docket.

Periodic Review Comprehensive Plan Updates
The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that each Washington city and county periodically review and, if needed, revise its comprehensive plan and development regulations every eight years (RCW 36.70A.130). For King County and all the cities in King County, the periodic review must be completed by June 30, 2023. Staff has developed a comprehensive and coordinated approach for completing this required update: Redmond 2050.
Redmond 2050 is a multi-year project that will consider and integrate the following state, regional, and county requ...

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