Apr 11: Hearing planned for Poulsbo Shoreline Master Program update

The Poulsbo City Council is nearing the completion of its Shoreline Master Program update and wants to hear from the public one last time before approving the detailed document that governs use affecting the city’s shorelines.

A public hearing is planned for Wednesday during the council’s regular 7 p.m. meeting time at City Hall. The council could vote to approve the document following testimony or it could postpone its decision depending on what information is presented by the public.

Port commissioners would still like to see the city postpone approval of the document. At a meeting last week, Commissioner Jim Rutledge encouraged people to attend Wednesday’s meeting and testify about the plan. Rutledge is afraid the city will one day lose its commercial waterfront because of restrictions in the plan about nonconforming uses that could impact restaurants, businesses and even the port’s floating office.

A draft of the document is available on the city’s website.

By Brynn Grimley Kitsap Sun  read the full artilce

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