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Please see the following MRSC Web page section that includes comprehensive plan update scope of work examples: Comprehensive Plan Update Work Programs and Process Examples . The following document also contains a scope of work for plan development: Austin (TX) Comprehensive ...
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We recommend adopting a comprehensive plan or plan amendment by ordinance. Ordinances are generally used to prescribe general and permanent rules of conduct or government, and resolutions generally deal with matters of a special or temporary character. In addition, at least on...
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RCW 36.70A.130 (2)(a) limits comprehensive plan amendments to no more than once-a-year, with certain specific exceptions identified in that subsection. None of those specific exemptions is for amending the comprehensive plan for an area being annexed. However, such an amend...
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We recommend adopting a comprehensive plan or plan amendment by ordinance, even though a resolution may be legally sufficient.  The statutes and the growth management hearings boards are split on the issue, and there is no guidance from the courts. For code cities, RCW 35A....
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RCW 36.70A.130 (1)(d) requires that: “Any amendment of or revision to development regulations shall be consistent with and implement the comprehensive plan.” This provision does not require that the comprehensive plan be updated every time the zoning code is amended. If the ...
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Yes. A GMA city must adopt a comprehensive land use plan which states the city's land use policy. Cities are also required to enact development regulations which are "consistent with and implement the comprehensive plan . . . and (cities) shall perform their activities and ma...
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The Washington Growth Management Act (GMA) encourages economic development consistent with adopted comprehensive plans. SSHB 2697 ( Chapter 154, Laws of 2002 ) added economic development to the list of required elements of a growth management comprehensive plan, but also prov...
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A capital facilities plan should be updated at least every two years. Under the Growth Management Act (GMA), the capital facilities element of the comprehensive plan must include “at least a six-year plan that will finance such capital facilities within projected funding capa...
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The comprehensive plan statute, RCW 36.70A.070 , describing the mandatory elements of the comprehensive plan states that the transportation element must be consistent with the six-year plans as required of the various agencies (city, county, state). And RCW 36.81.121 , the ...
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For code city comprehensive plan amendments, the statutes ( RCW 35A.63.073 and RCW 35A.63.070 ) require that the planning commission hold at least one public hearing. Notice is to be given as provided by ordinance and published at least ten days prior to the hearing. If con...
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A second opportunity for public comment is not required in any of the statutes governing notice/comment/public participation associated with the adoption of comprehensive plan or development regulations. Below are the statutes that relate to the process by which a city adopts...
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Not necessarily. To be paid for with TBD funds, a project within the district must be contained in the transportation plan of the state, a regional transportation planning organization, or a city, county, port district, county transportation authority, or public transportatio...
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These funds cannot be used for general infrastructure planning. RCW 82.14.370(3)(a) states that the funds must be used for public facilities that are listed in your economic development plan: (3)(a) Moneys collected under this section shall only be used to finance public ...
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Yes, a public hearing is required for the adoption of both the CIP and TIP. RCW 35A.63.073 requires comprehensive plan amendments (and the CIP is part of that) to be processed the same way as adoption of the plan. RCW 35A.63.070 requires the "planning agency" to hold a p...
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Each comprehensive plan prepared under the GMA must include a capital facilities plan element. RCW 36.70A.070 (3) of the GMA states the following: A capital facilities plan element consisting of: (a) An inventory of existing capital facilities owned by public entities, s...
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Based on RCW 82.02.050 (4), it is clear that public facilities must be included in a capital facilities plan element of a comprehensive plan before they can be paid for with Growth Management Act impact fees. The Growth Management Act states that impact fees can be used for p...
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Although RCW 36.70A.070 (6)(b) requires local jurisdictions subject to the GMA to adopt and enforce transportation concurrency ordinances, the statutes are not specific about the type of ordinance necessary to implement concurrency. Many cities are adopting separate concurren...
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A majority vote is sufficient if the vote is only on the proposition for or against annexation; or, for or against annexation and adoption of the comprehensive plan or proposed zoning regulation. If a separate proposition to assume all or a portion of city indebtedness is befo...
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In response to your first question, We are not aware of a definitive formula that calculates how much affordable housing a city should have. With that said, many local governments use existing housing and household income data to develop an estimate for the amount of affordab...
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Impact fees may only be imposed for public capital facilities (also called “system improvements”) identified in a local government’s capital facilities plan that are designed to provide service to the community at large, are reasonably related to a new development, and will b...
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