Amendment 7: Critical Areas Ordinance

WHAT: The City is proposing a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to provide additional policies pertaining to topics covered in the Critical Areas code, which include wetlands, watercourses, geologically hazardous areas, and wildlife habitat.

WHY: This Comprehensive Plan Amendment would expand the policy direction currently in the City's comprehensive plan. The existing policies are somewhat general; the proposed amendment would provide more specific policy direction, which will help to create an critical areas code that is consistent with other City code standards and that reflects the policy intent of the community. The new comprehensive plan goals and policies, if adopted, will help guide the Critical Areas Ordinance update currently underway.

WHAT: The City is proposing a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to provide additional policies pertaining to topics covered in the Critical Areas code, which include wetlands, watercourses, geologically hazardous areas, and wildlife habitat.

WHY: This Comprehensive Plan Amendment would expand the policy direction currently in the City's comprehensive plan. The existing policies are somewhat general; the proposed amendment would provide more specific policy direction, which will help to create an critical areas code that is consistent with other City code standards and that reflects the policy intent of the community. The new comprehensive plan goals and policies, if adopted, will help guide the Critical Areas Ordinance update currently underway.


Commenting Closed: The 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments were approved by City Council on November 20, 2018