Critical Areas Ordinance and Shoreline Master Program Updates Adopted

2 months ago

The City Council approved the Critical Areas Ordinance and Shoreline Master Program at its June 18, 2019 meeting. For the full text of the new code, please review the following documents:

The Critical Areas Ordinance is scheduled to take effect July 29, 2019. The Shoreline Master Program follows a different process: It must be reviewed and approved by the Washington Dept. of Ecology before it can take effect. This is expected to be a 1-2 month process, but for the time being, the effective date is uncertain. Let’s Talk will be updated when an effective date is known. Until then, the existing SMP, adopted in 2015, contains the effective standards.