2024 GMA Comprehensive Plan Update survey seeks input from community on communications preferences
County seeks to engage residents in 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update process
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., June 21, 2021 – Snohomish County launched a survey today to gather input from residents. The 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update Survey can be accessed at the project website at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/5597/2024-Update. This survey is an early step in a multi-year effort to encourage broad public involvement and will gather input from the public about communications preferences and interests as they relate to the 2024 GMA Comprehensive Plan Update process.
The Comprehensive Plan is a document that guides Snohomish County decisions on a wide range of topics and services over a 20-year time period with the potential to impact neighborhoods, businesses, traffic, the environment, and communities. It aims to reflect the vision and priorities of Snohomish County communities and residents while meeting requirements of state and federal laws.
“Snohomish County is planning for a resilient, vibrant, and inclusive future,” said PDS Director Michael McCrary. “The comprehensive plan update process signifies an opportunity for our residents to evaluate where we are now and where and how we want to grow. We rely on essential input from the public to inform our planning for the next chapter in the county’s bright future.”
One of the main ways the county can plan is through periodic updates to its Comprehensive Plan. Washington State’s Growth Management Act, or GMA, instructs counties and cities to undertake periodic updates to their comprehensive plans. The due date for the 2024 update to the Comprehensive Plan is June 30, 2024.
The results of the survey will be used to inform the county’s outreach methods and identify topic areas of interest, with the goal of maximizing public involvement opportunities in the update process.
About Snohomish County Planning and Development Services
The Snohomish County Department of Planning and Development Services provides development and permit application review, building inspections, long range planning, code enforcement, and houses the county Fire Marshal’s office. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Planning and Development Services, visit https://snohomishcountywa.gov/PDS.
About Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Division
The Snohomish County Parks system is incredibly diverse and boasts almost 12,000 acres of parks and open space; over 121 park properties; 100s of miles of trails and access to fresh and saltwater shorelines. Major regional park assets such as the Evergreen State Fair Park, Kayak Point Regional County Park, Lord Hill Regional Park and the Centennial and Interurban Trail systems host local, regional and national events that draw over 5 million visitors each year to Snohomish County.
About Snohomish County Public Works
Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for approximately 1,600 miles of county roads, more than 200 bridges and manages about 200 traffic control signals. The department also processes nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. Visit https://snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks for more information about Snohomish County Public Works.