“Olympia inches closer to adopting a new comprehensive plan with citizen input”
By Andy Hobbs in The Olympian:
“The Olympia City Council voted Tuesday to move forward with the next steps in adopting an updated comprehensive plan.
The comprehensive plan describes the citys goals and vision for the next 20 years. Olympia began working on an update in 2009, starting the process by soliciting public input on the types of programs and policies the city should implement.”
“The plan covers everything from transportation and neighborhood zoning to land use and downtown revitalization. Specific issues that were addressed by citizens included more public participation in city projects, along with concerns about climate change and rising sea levels.
One key concern was sustainability, as reflected in a county initiative called Sustainable Thurston. Examples of sustainability efforts could include more urban green spaces, resource conservation and low-impact development.”
“Thurston County cities have a June 2016 deadline to make revisions in accordance with the Growth Management Act.”
One can only hope the Yelm City Council will be more considerate of public input on their Comp Plan, where previously, they have mostly bristled at or rejected most public comment.