Comprehensive Plan Amendment Selection
Adopted on May 14, 2007 by Resolution 30976
The City Council considers a variety of factors in determining whether a proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment will be placed on the amendment docket for a given year. Among those factors are the following:
- The amendment is appropriate for the Comprehensive Plan:
- The amendment is consistent with the role of the Comprehensive Plan under the State Growth Management Act;
- The amendment is consistent with the Countywide Planning Policies;
- The intent of the amendment cannot be accomplished by a change in regulations only;
- The amendment is not better addressed as a budgetary or programmatic decision; or
- The amendment is not better addressed through another process, such as neighborhood planning.
- The amendment is legal - the amendment meets existing state and local laws.
- It is practical to consider the amendment:
- The timing of the amendment is appropriate and Council will have sufficient information necessary to make an informed decision.
- Within the time available City staff will be able to develop the text for the amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and, if necessary, the Municipal Code, and conduct sufficient analysis.
- The proposed amendment is consistent with the overall vision of the Comprehensive Plan and well-established Comprehensive Plan policy, or the Mayor or Council is interested in significantly changing existing policy.
- The amendment has not been recently rejected by the City Council.
- There has been a neighborhood review process to develop any proposed change to a neighborhood plan, or a neighborhood review process can be conducted prior to final Council consideration of the amendment.