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Planning Commission Process

1. Draft documents are transmitted to the Planning Commission for review.

2. Department staff briefs the Planning Commission at a public meeting, providing background information, going over the proposal documents and answering the Planning Commission's questions.   Electronic and paper copies are available for public review in person and online.

3.  Public hearing is held by the Planning Commission.  This is an opportunity for citizens to approach the Planning Commission and provide comments about the proposal. It is an opportunity to ask questions, provide input and express an opinion.  It is very helpful for the Planning Commission to hear specifics to better facilitate their deliberations.

4.  Changes are proposed based on agency and public comments.

5. Planning Commission deliberates at a public meeting.  The public is encouraged to come and listen, but there is not the opportunity for public testimony. The Planning Commission deliberates, asks questions of staff, discussing what they've learned in public hearings andwritten comments.

6. Planning Commission takes action.   After considering the information provided, written and oral testimony, the Planning Commission ultimately comes to a recommendation that they will forward to the Board of County Commissioners.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is composed of nine volunteer citizens appointed by the Board of Island County Commissioners. They make recommendations to the Board in matters concerning growth and development as authorized in the Planning Enabling Act (RCW 36.70). 

bullet District 1:   Karen Krug,  Kristen Stavros, Margaret Andersen

bullet District 2:   Jake Sandefur Darin Hand, Brett D'Antonio

Bullet District 3:  Vacant positionBeth Munson, Tracy Hunsaker Gilroy


MEETINGS: The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Island County Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville at 2:00 p.m. Three weeks prior to the meeting an agenda will be posted unless there is nothing pending upon its calendar.

  CURRENT PROJECTS: 2018 Work Plan & Docket Items


2018 Meeting Documents

​Agenda ​Materials ​Minutes ​Recording
March 12, 2018
Feb 26, 2018

CAO Settlement Hearing Memo

Exhibit A

CAO Settlement Ordinace Findings of Fact

Non-Motorized Trail Plan

Memo - Rural Lands

Alternate Choices for Rural Lands Regs

Public Comment Matrix

Feb 12, 2018

 "Non - Motorized Trails Plan Update" has been canceled from the Workshop items

Forest Practices Findings of Fact Revised

Forest Practices Memo

Fully Executed Resolution

Ordinance for Comp Plan Amendments

PC Findings of Fact and Legislative Intent

RCW 76.09.460 and 470

Jan 22, 2018

​PUBLIC HEARING:  Forest Practices

Staff Memo (Comp Plan update, Rural Lands, Freeland)

Comp Plan updates
Draft Winery & Event Code updates
Inventory of Wineries, Breweries, etc.
ICC Chapter 16 & ICC Chapter 17, part 1


​​LISTEN part 1

LISTEN part 2

​Jan 8, 2018

Staff Memo (Freeland) 
Draft Lighting Code
ICC 17.03.180.T.11_Lighting

Draft Housing Assets and Challenges

Island County Community Housing Survey Results - Presentation

Housing Assets and Challenges - Presentation



NOTE:  For documents from prior years, see the Planning Commission Archive page. 

* Materials for this meeting are not yet available 



Comments may be submitted via the Department mailing address or by email. There are also public comment periods at each Planning Commission meeting and the opportunity for formal testimony at Planning Commission public hearings. Remember that they are your volunteer representatives on county land issues:

Department of Planning & Community Development


Planning Commission 

(For comments related to Planning Commission only)


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