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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, Faisal Jaswal

Bullet District 3:  Beth Munson, Tracy Hunsaker Gilroy, Shannon Williams

     

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
August 13, 2018

WORKSHOP -

MEMORANDUM

Goals and Policies & Implementation Plan

Final Draft Housing Element

Minor Word Changes to Draft Housing Element

Tri-County Consortium 2018 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

July 9, 2018

PUBLIC HEARING - 

Findings of Fact for WCBD code

New Section-WCBD Facilities

WORKSHOP - 2018 Code Cleanup Project :

Minor Edits / Typos

Permit Processes

Site Plan Review

Variance Process

Legal Lot/Platting 

​LISTEN
​July 2, 2018 - Special Session Currently Adopted Housing Element

 

Recommendations from the North Whidbey Affordable Housing Task Force

Public Involvement Plan

Stakeholder Interview Summary

Baseline Review of the Housing Element

Community Housing Survey Results Final Report

Housing Needs Analysis

Housing Assets and Challenges Memo

Presentation from Joanne Pelant on Housing Human Services and the North Whidbey Affordable Housing Task Force

List of Subsidized and Low Cost Housing in Island County

Short-Term/Transitional Housing Information

Draft Housing Element

Reasonable Measures Addendum

Draft Findings of Fact

Final Outreach Report

LISTEN

REVISED AGENDA

June 25, 2018

​Code Cleanup Project - Draft Project Approach

Housing Element - Final Outreach Report

Proposed Regulations for Winery, Cidery, Brewery and Distillery - Findings of Fact for WCBD code Final Draft - 17.03 -New section WCBD Facilities

 

​LISTEN
​June 11, 2018

2018 Code Clean Up: MemoMinor Edits; Permit ProcessVariance ProcessSite Plan ReviewLegal Lot Platting

Housing Element Update: Draft Housing Element TextGMA Reasonable MeasuresDraft Findings of Fact

Rural Lands Regulatory Updates:  Memo17.03 New Section - WCBD Facilities

​LISTEN
May 14, 2018

​Alternate Choices for Rural Lands Regulations

Draft Rural Lands Regulations Summary Version

Public Comment Matrix

Rural Lands ICC 17.03 Code Amendment Excerpt

​READ* LISTEN
April 23, 2018

Alternate Choices for Rural Lands Regulations

Alternate Choices for Rural Lands (addition)

​READ* ​LISTEN
April 9, 2018 Corrected Exhibit A Amendments to: Chapter 17.02B ICC Exhibit B to Ord C-86-17

Staff Memo - Subarea Plan Revisions related to the new Freeland Development Regulations

2018 Feeland Subarea Plan Revisions, Draft

Second Draft - Housing Goal and Policy Text

​READ* ​LISTEN
​April 5, 2018

Island County Hearing Examiner 2017 Annual Report

Staff Memo - Work Plan Docket Update

2018 Work Plan - 12/20/17 as Approved

2018 Code Cleanup - Project Progress

​READ* ​LISTEN
March 26, 2018 CANCELLED
All items moved to the April 9th meeting
​N/A N/A​
March 12, 2018

Staff Memo - Code Cleanup
Presentation

Staff Memo - Freeland
Freeland Code - Draft v 2.0
Chapter 11 ICC
Chapter 15 ICC
Chapter 17 ICC (v. 2.0)
Presentation
Code Options Handout

Rural Lands - topics/timeline
Updated public comment matrix

​READ* LISTEN
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

​READ* ​LISTEN

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

READ ​LISTEN
Jan 22, 2018

​PUBLIC HEARING:  Forest Practices

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

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

​READ

​​LISTEN part 1

LISTEN part 2

​Jan 8, 2018

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

Draft Housing Assets and Challenges

Island County Community Housing Survey Results - Presentation

Housing Assets and Challenges - Presentation

READ​ LISTEN

 

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

* Materials for this meeting are not yet available 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

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

 

EMAIL:   

(Use the email below to provide Public Comment to the Commission -   No responses will be provided, in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.)

Planning Commission 

 

PO Box 5000

Coupeville, WA 98239      

Telephone: 360-240-5504

Fax: 360-679-7306

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