Kitsap County has been working on an update to its Comprehensive Plan since 2014. An update to the Critical Areas Ordinance was part of this review. “Kitsap County has until June 30, 2017 to complete a review and necessary revisions to the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO), Kitsap County Code Title 19.” http://www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/lu_env/cao/cao.htm.
The County’s posted schedule has it undergoing Planning Commission Review in Feb 2017. The county has yet to post a copy of the draft CAO update for Public Review.
The attached CAO Update Comment Letter has been submitted to the Planning Commission as comments on this update.
Public participation is required under the Growth Management Act.
The requirement for public participation under the Growth Management Act is found in Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 36.70A.140– every jurisdiction- shall establish and broadly disseminate to the public a public participation program identifying procedures providing for early and continuous public participation in the development and amendment of comprehensive land use plans and development regulations implementing such plans.