Kitsap County Critical Areas Ordinance Update Posted for Public Review

Critical Areas Ordinance Update

Kitsap County is in the process of updating its critical areas regulations. These regulations, known as the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO), are those rules in the County Code (KCC Title 19) that address how various environmental resource and hazard areas are to be managed when using or developing property. Adoption of any amendments are expected by mid-2017. Go to the CAO Update Site.

Summary of Changes

Public Comment Period Open March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017

Critical Areas Ordinance Update 2017 Schedule
(As of 3/2/17; Subject to change)

Mar 1-31: Public Comment period on the Draft

Apr 17-May 2: Public Comment Review  (prior to Planning Commission Hearing)

Apr 27: Open House and Planning Commission  Hearing‐Poulsbo

May 2: Open House and Planning Commission Hearing‐Port Orchard

Jun 22: Open House and Board Hearing Poulsbo

Jun 26: Open House and Board Hearing‐ Port Orchard

Jun 28: Adoption

Appeal period                                                                                          60 days


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