Planning Info for Brinnon & Jefferson County

County Commissioners

Community Development

Focus on Water

District 1:
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District 2:
David Sullivan


District 3 (Brinnon):
John Austin

 

Commissioner's Office
PO Box 1220
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.9100
Mon-Fri: 8 AM-5 PM
Weekends - Closed

The Board of Commissioners meets every Monday at the Port Townsend Courthouse. Brinnon is in District 3 - our Commissioner is John Austin. Commissioners vote on zoning regulations, environmental plans, development proposals, economic development. Public comment is taken 9:30-10 a.m, Monday. Want to support policy or seek change - tell the Commissioners.

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Karen Barrows, Assistant Planner, 379-4482

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Community Development
621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.379.4450
Mon-Fri - 9:00AM-4:30PM
Weekends - Closed

Department of Community Development (DCD) reviews development proposals, assesses environmental impacts, recommends zoning proposals to the Planning Commission and the County Commissioners. DCD sponsors many citizen committees. Get involved.

WRIA 16 plan (covering most of Brinnon) has been approved: See Skokomish-Dosewallips Watershed Planning web page maintained by Department of Ecology. See 22 page executive summary (pdf) of the plan with great maps, photos and illustrations.

WRIA 17 (covering a north sliver of Brinnon, around Pulali Point) is in the planning stage. See Documents pertaining to WRIA 17 as maintained by Department of Ecology. WRIA 17 planning has been contentious and never-ending. See DOE Gets Earful at WRIA meeting. See WRIA 17 blog.

The overarching goal of the Shoreline Management Act is "to prevent the inherent harm in an uncoordinated and piecemeal development of the state’s shorelines." In Jefferson County, the SMA applies to land use and development proposals in and near all marine waters and certain streams, rivers, and lakes.

 

Jefferson County is scheduled to submit an update of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) to the State Department of Ecology by June 30, 2007. See Jefferson County Shoreline Management & Planning web portal.

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Introduction to the Shoreline Management Act - Department of Ecology

Jefferson County PUD

Shoreline Habitat

More water resources coming

Planning Resources

 

Critical Areas Planning

Washington State's Growth Management Act requires local government to designate and protect environmentally critical areas such as fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas, wetlands, geologically hazardous areas, and critical aquifer recharge areas. Under the current schedule, Jefferson County’s Board of Commissioners will consider development code amendments in January 2007.

Protect Hood Canal and our precious natural resources. Get involved now. See Jefferson County Critical Areas page

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Jefferson County Planning Commission

The Planning Commission provides a forum for public review of land use issues and proposals. See Jefferson County Planning Commision web page. Richard Hull of the Coyle Peninsula was recently appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to serve a four-year term as a District 3 (Brinnon) representative.

Growth Management & Implementation of the Growth Management Act

 

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