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File #: 21-0112    Version: 1
Type: decision Status: Passed
File created: 1/21/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: 2021 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Applications Screening
Attachments: 1. Applications, 2. Review Criteria and Evaluation, 3. Review Comments
Title
2021 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Applications Screening

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to advance two of the Preliminary Comprehensive Plan Amendment applications to the final docket for 2021 and set the Final Comprehensive Plan Amendment application deadline as April 16, 2021. Move to not advance the proposed amendment regarding the extension of Log Cabin Road to the final docket for 2021 and instead direct the City to consider it during the Periodic Update of the Comprehensive Plan.

Report
Issue:
Whether to advance the Preliminary Comprehensive Plan Amendment applications proposed for consideration in 2021 to the Planning Commission for the final docket and set the Final Comprehensive Plan Amendment application deadline as April 16, 2021.

Staff Contact:
Joyce Phillips, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Development, 360.570.3722

Presenter(s):
Joyce Phillips, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Development

Background and Analysis:
The Washington State Growth Management Act provides that Olympia generally can amend its Comprehensive Plan only once each calendar year. Chapter 18.59 of the Olympia Municipal Code establishes a specific process for such annual amendments. It provides that:

* Preliminary proposals may be submitted by anyone at any time without charge.
* City Council sets the deadline for proposals to be considered in a given year.
* City staff is to review and present all preliminary proposals to the Council to determine which should move forward for formal consideration. The staff's review and recommendation at this preliminary stage is based on specific criteria set forth in code section 18.59.020.

In brief, these criteria are:

* Whether the proposal is consistent with state and federal law.
* Whether the proposal might lead to adverse environmental impacts, and if so whether there is time to analyze the impacts.
* Whether additional...

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