File #: 2008-0081    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 2/11/2008 In control: Growth Management and Natural Resources Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/25/2008
Enactment date: Enactment #: 12709
Title: A MOTION relating to the review process for the 2008 King County Comprehensive Plan update.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett
Indexes: Comprehensive Plan
Attachments: 1. 12709.pdf, 2. Staff Report 2-12-08, 3. Revised Staff Report 2-12-08
Staff: Moore, Kendall
Clerk 02/19/2008
A MOTION relating to the review process for the 2008 King County Comprehensive Plan update.
WHEREAS, historically, the approach taken for the review of major updates to the King County Comprehensive Plan has been to utilize other standing committees to perform panel reviews of specific chapters and issues and to make recommendations to the growth management and natural resources committee ("the committee"), and
WHEREAS, that practice ensured that those committees with the staff expertise in specific subject areas were utilized in the review of the update and report staff findings to those other standing committees, and
WHEREAS, as a result of this approach, the ability of the committee to coordinate changes to often interrelated policies across the various chapters was impaired, and
WHEREAS, because review of the draft proposed Comprehensive Plan update indicates much more interconnectedness of policies than in the past Comprehensive Plans, the ability to follow the linkages and ensure internal consistency will be increasingly important, and
WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan update manager is a newly created position and provides a unique opportunity to utilize a more effective and unified approach to the review of the 2008 Comprehensive Plan update, and
WHEREAS, all council members, for the purposes of reviewing the Comprehensive Plan are voting members of the committee, and
WHEREAS, to underscore the broad policy impacts that the Comprehensive Plan has on all facets of county business and to centralize all aspects of the Comprehensive Plan review in the committee to ensure a complete and coordinated review of the interrelated policies the committee should manage all aspects of the review (e.g. coordinating the reviews, managing the schedule and applicable policy staff, handling the day-to-day issues, and presentation of staff reports) of the Comprehensive Plan, and
WHEREAS, this would require central sta...

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