2020 Periodic Review
Oct. 25, 2019 CVTV Close Up Segment
Clark County is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA), RCW 90.58.080(4). The SMA requires each SMP be reviewed and revised, if needed, on an eight-year schedule established by the Legislature. The review ensures the SMP stays current with changes in laws and rules, remains consistent with other Clark County plans and regulations, and is responsive to changed circumstances, new information and improved data.
There will be public outreach and engagement throughout the process, including opportunities to comment on the proposed amendments, as detailed in the Public Participation Plan. The county collected informal feedback in fall 2019 through community outreach activities and developed a revised draft proposal for public review in early 2020. A public comment period on the revised draft was held January 28 – February 27, 2020. A video/telephonic joint hearing with the Clark County Planning Commission and Department of Ecology is scheduled for August 20, 2020.
Updated information about the periodic review, including schedules and opportunities for involvement will be posted on this page.
- On Aug. 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., the Planning Commission and Department of Ecology will hold a joint video/telephonic hearing on Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review amendments.You can participate in the following ways:
- How to testify:
Join by computer: https://bit.ly/aug20pc / Meeting #: 146 639 7904 / Password: 1234
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388 / Meeting #: 146 639 7904
Submit written comments prior to the meeting to: Sonja.Wiser@clark.wa.gov or via US Postal Service to the Clark County Planning Commission, c/o Sonja Wiser, PO Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810. If received two days before the start of the meeting, it will be emailed to the commission prior to the meeting time.
If you prefer to watch and listen only: Livestream from your personal computer at www.cvtv.org or broadcast cable channel 23.
- How to testify:
On Aug. 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will hold a video/telephonic work session on the draft Shoreline Master Program proposed amendments. The remote meeting is open to the public. Anyone is welcome to listen or watch. There will not be any public comment.
Join by computer: https://bit.ly/aug6pcws / Meeting #: 146 002 1713 / Password: 1234
Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388 / Meeting #: 146 002 1713
- Thank you to those who submitted comments during Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Review 30-day public comment period. Your comments have been reviewed by staff and will be reviewed by the Planning Commission, Department of Ecology and Clark County Council as they consider the project proposal.
The project was originally scheduled to run from fall 2019 until mid-summer 2020. Click here for a detailed copy of the original project timeline. In keeping with the social distancing protocols in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Clark County has suspended in-person meetings until further notice. This has caused the timeline of this project to extend further into the future than originally planned. Below please find a revised project schedule.
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