Community Councils host public meetings to review sub-area plans

(Port Orchard, WA) Citizens in the communities of Manchester, Kingston and Suquamish will have the opportunity to review sub-area plans with their associated community advisory councils at meetings the first week of November. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, November 4 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Manchester Citizens Advisory Committee
Manchester Library, 8067 East Main Street

Wednesday, November 5 (7 – 9 p.m.)
Kingston Citizens Advisory Council
North Kitsap Fire and Rescue Headquarters Station, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston

Thursday, November 6 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
Suquamish Citizens Advisory Committee
Suquamish Tribal Council Chambers in the Suquamish Administration Building, 18490 Suquamish Way

Sub-area plans are a part of the county’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that guides development, regulations and use of resources to form a road map to a community’s common vision for the future, structured around the Washington State Growth Management Act. At these public meetings, the councils will provide valuable insight and present their current sub-area plan reviews, recommendations for revisions and accomplishments since the last updates in 2008. Community input is vital to ensure the issues, day-to-day concerns and wished-for improvements are reflected in the updates. Staff from the Kitsap County Department of Community Development, which is leading the Comprehensive Plan update, will be on hand to answer questions and record public comment.

Kitsap County’s Comprehensive Plan update, Kitsap 2035: Growing for a Better Tomorrow, is currently underway throughout the county. The Comprehensive Plan directs policy and regulation in the areas of land use, zoning, environment, health, parks, human services, roads, utilities and economic development. State law requires it be updated every eight years to reflect current analysis, planning, revisions to the Growth Management Act and community needs. The two-year process will conclude in 2016.

For more information on these meetings and other opportunities for comment, visit http://compplan.kitsapgov.com/Pages/home.aspx or call 360.337.5777.

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