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File #: 2022-0155    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2022 In control: Local Services and Land Use Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/7/2022
Enactment date: 6/15/2022 Enactment #: 19445
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to code changes to establish appropriate timelines necessary to complete the 2024 update to the King County Comprehensive Plan; and amending Ordinance 13147, Section 22, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.18.060 and Ordinance 6949, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.44.050.
Sponsors: Sarah Perry
Indexes: Comprehensive Plan, King County, King County Code
Code sections: 20.18.060 - , 20.44.050 - *
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19445, 2. 2022-0155 transmittal letter, 3. 2022-0155 Code for 2024 KCCP Reglatory Note, Checklist of Criteria, 4. 2022-0155 Summary of Proposed Ordinance relating to State Environmental Policy Act review of the 2024 King County Comprehensive Plan Update, 5. 2022-0155 fiscal note, 6. 2022-0155 acknowledgment letter, 7. 2022-0155 Legislative Review Form, 8. 2022-0155_SR_2024KCCPCodeChanges, 9. Acknowledge-Letter-2022-S-4074, 10. 2022-0155 - 19445 - Invoice & Affidavit - $98.12.pdf
Staff: Auzins, Erin
Drafter
Clerk 03/25/2022
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to code changes to establish appropriate timelines necessary to complete the 2024 update to the King County Comprehensive Plan; and amending Ordinance 13147, Section 22, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.18.060 and Ordinance 6949, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.44.050.
Body
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. The Washington State Growth Management Act ("the GMA") requires local jurisdictions to periodically review and, if needed, revise their comprehensive plans and development regulations to ensure the plan and regulations comply with the requirements of the GMA. The next periodic review for the King County Comprehensive Plan is required to occur in 2024 ("the 2024 update").
B. In 2022, the Washington state Legislature adopted Engrossed 2nd Substitute House Bill 1241 ("E2SHB 1241"), which extended the deadline for the 2024 update from June 30, 2024, to December 31, 2024.
C. The county is beginning work on the 2024 update in 2022 and anticipates concluding the review and update process by December 31, 2024.
D. As part of the process, the county will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate environmental impacts of the plan update under the State Environmental Policy Act. This review requires establishing the scope of work for the 2024 update sooner than currently established in the King County Code.
E. Amendments to the King County Code are needed to accommodate the new state deadline and the planned environmental review for the 2024 update.
F. E2SHB 1241 also extended the future comprehensive plan periodic review cycle from eight years to ten years. The county intends to align with this new ten-year statutory review cycle. However, the necessary amendments will be substantive and will need more time to be developed. Therefore, the code amendments in this ordinance do not reflect the ten-year cycle. The Comprehensive Plan and King County Code amendments needed to align with the ten-year cy...

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