Snohomish County Planning Commission Agenda
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
MAY 24, 2016
5:30 - 9:00 PM
Snohomish County Administration Building-East
1st Floor, Public Meeting Room 2
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S #604,Everett,WA98201
For access to supporting documents reviewed by the Planning Commission, visit our website athttp://www.snoco.org and enter “Planning Commission” in the search box.
A. CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL, AND AGENDA REVIEW
B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
April 26, 2016 (Regular Meeting)
C. STATUS OF PAST RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
D. PUBLIC COMMENT
Public comment (3 minutes or less per person) will be accepted on any item related to planning, zoning, and/
or land use that is not already scheduled for public hearing on this meeting agenda. Persons providing public
comment on a non-hearing item will not be considered a party of record with respect to that item and their
comments will be entered into the record only when provided in writing.
Citizens are reminded that Planning Commissioners are volunteers and do not work for the county. As the
legislative body, the County Council has decision-making authority.
E. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. 2016 County-initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments (Batch 2): Hearings
Steve Skorney, PDS Senior Planner, will briefly review and update commissioners on the briefing items
discussed at the April 26, 2016, Planning Commission meeting. Following that review, will be held regarding
the following topics:
• GPP14 – Rural Urban Transition Area (RUTA)
Alison Hodgkin, PDS Senior Planner, 425-388-3311, ext. 2975, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about GPP14 see:
• Staff Report (dated May 11, 2016) including:
. Attachment 1: Countywide Planning Policy DP-2 (Excerpt)
. Attachment 2: Proposed RUTA Policy, Code and Map Amendments
. Attachment 3: Proposed Findings and Conclusions
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a package of amendments including: (1) proposed
policy amendments to the Land Use chapter of the General Policy Plan (GPP); (2) proposed map amendments
to the Future Land Use (FLU) map of the GPP; and (3) proposed code amendments to Title 30 SCC. This
package of amendments support removal of the Rural Urban Transition Area (RUTA) to resolve identified issues.
• GPP6 – Housing
. Frank Slusser, PDS Senior Planner, 425-388-3311, ext. 2944, email@example.com
For more information about GPP6 see:
• Staff Report (dated May 11, 2016) including:
Attachment 1: Proposed Housing Policy Amendments
. Attachment 2: Proposed Findings and Conclusions
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed policy and text amendments to the Housing
and Land Use chapters of the General Policy Plan (GPP) as a result of a housing policy review by PDS and
• GPP11 – Innovative Water Supply
. Steve Skorney, PDS Senior Planner, 425-388-3311, ext. 2207, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about GPP11 see:
Staff Report (dated May 10, 2016) including:
. Attachment 1: Map of the portion of theCarpenter-FisherSub-BasinwithinSnohomishCounty
. Attachment 2: Department of Ecology rainwater collection policy issued in 2009
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed policy amendment to the Natural Environment
chapter of the GPP that supports the consideration of rainwater catchment as a domestic water source for
individual residential water systems.
F. NEW BUSINESS
Agreement to Hold a Briefing and Hearing on the Same Topic: Commission Vote
Per Plannng Commission Bylaws (Article VII, 1.1.0) amended April 22, 2014:
Public hearings may not be held in the same meeting as a briefing on the same topic unless overridden by a
two-thirds (2/3) vote of the currently appointed members of the Planning Commission.
Due to schedule constraints, a one-topic briefing/hearing may need to be conducted at the Planning
Commission’s June 28, 2016, regular meeting. In anticipation of that potential, and per the bylaw statement
above, PDS recommends a Commission vote be taken at the May meeting, thereby allowing for this potential
action in June 2016.
PLANNING COMMISSION’S RANGE OF POSSIBLE ACTIONS:
At the conclusion of its public hearing, the County Planning Commission will consider transmitting a formal
recommendation to County Council concerning adoption of the proposal. The Commission may make a
recommendation to adopt or to not adopt the proposal. The Commission’s recommendation may also propose
amendments to the proposal. The Planning Commission is an advisory body and the final decision rests with
the County Council.
PARTY OF RECORD / PUBLIC TESTIMONY:
You may become a party of record for any specific topic that comes before the Planning Commission by
submitting a written request or testimony to Sally Evans, Planning Commission Clerk, PDS, M/S 604, 3000
Rockefeller Avenue,Everett,WA98201or via email at Sally.Evans@snoco.org.
WHERE TO GET COPIES OF DOCUMENTS AND WEBSITE ACCESS:
Please check www.snohomishcountywa.gov for additional information or the Snohomish County Department
of Planning and Development Services, Reception Desk, 2nd Floor, County Administration Building-East, 3000
Rockefeller Avenue,Everett. For more information, call Sally Evans, Planning Commission Clerk, at 425-3883285.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE:
SnohomishCountyfacilities are accessible. The county strives to provide access and services to all members
of the public. Sign language interpreters and communication materials in alternate form will be provided upon
advance request of one calendar week. Contact Katy Mitrofanova at 425-388-3311, Ext. 1393 Voice, or 425388-
Merle Ash, District 1 Cheryl Stanford, District 4
Ed Taft, District 1 Daniel Strandy, District 4
Tom Norcott, District 2 Guy Palumbo, District 5
Douglas Hannam, District 2 Ben Kaufman, District 5
Robert Larsen, District 3 Angeline Fowler, Executive Appointee
Darrel McLaughlin, District 3
Commission Staff (from Planning and Development Services (PDS) Department):
Joshua Dugan,Acting Commission Secretary Sally Evans, Commission Clerk
Published: May 14, 2016.
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