Public hearing to focus on moving forward with growth plan update
Vancouver, WA – County staff will ask the Board of County Commissioners to move forward with an ongoing update of the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan in a public hearing set for 10 a.m. June 24. The Board will meet at the Public Service Center, Sixth-Floor Hearing Room, 1300 Franklin St. Commissioners will consider how to divide projected population increases and planned employment increases among local cities and unincorporated areas. If approved, staff will use the allocations to plan for new homes and jobs over the next 20 years. The agenda also calls for the Board to approve planning assumptions, principles and values to guide the update, while suspending annual plan amendments in 2015 and 2016. Previously, the Board adopted a medium-growth scenario for population coupled with a major push to increase the number of jobs within the county. More information is on the county website: www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning.