City Councilmember Lisa Herbold visited the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition on May 14. She explained that the City Council is now beginning to review the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan in various committees.
Contrary to usual practice, she said, the elements of the Comp Plan will be split among committees by topic, rather than being handled exclusively in the Land Use committee. After the initial hearings, amendments will be proposed in the Land Use committee.
Here’s the schedule of committee meetings on the Comp Plan, as provided by Ms. Herbold.
|Date & Time||Committee||Topics|
|May 17, 9:30am||Planning, Land Use & Zoning||Overview, key ideas, top policy changes from draft|
|June 7, 9:30am||Planning, Land Use & Zoning||Growth Strategy, Land Use Element and the Future Land Use Map|
|June 21, 2:00pm||Sustainability & Transportation||Transportation Element|
|July 6, 9:30am||Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods & Finance||Housing and Neighborhood Planning Elements|
|July 12, 9:30am||Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & Arts||Capital Facilities, Economic Development, and Arts & Culture Elements|
|July 12, 2:00pm||Energy & Environment||Environmental Implications and Utilities Element|
|July 13, 2:00pm||Human Services & Public Health||Community Well-Being Element|
|July 20, 2:00pm||Education, Equity & Governance||Schools & Growth|
|July 21, 9:30am||Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries & Waterfront||Parks & Open Space Element|
|August 2, 9:30am||Planning, Land Use & Zoning||Start to discuss amendments|
We are seeking advice from those smarter than us about how citizens can best be involved in the review process. We will update here.
For more information about City Council Committees visit the Council’s Committee page.