Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan guides decisions about growth over a 20-year horizon by articulating goals and policies that accommodate growth while preserving residents’ values. The Comprehensive Plan annual amendments cycle provides an opportunity to propose amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan to address changing conditions or to address emerging issues.
On October 27, 2008, the City Council approved Ordinance 122832, amending the Comprehensive Plan. Click here for an article listing all the amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.
The City Council held public hearings on these proposed amendments before the Planning Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee on Monday, September 22, 2008, and on October 8, 2008, in the Seattle City Council Chamber.
Also, the City Council is currently considering a change to the Comprehensive Plan annual amendment schedule that will shift the process from a calendar year to one that commences on April 1 of each year. This will allow preparation of proposed amendments to occur after the holidays and the Council’s deliberation over changes will not occur during the annual budget process. Under the state Growth Management Act, Council can change the process for consideration of annual amendments via resolution. If the new schedule is adopted, DPD would consider for amendment in 2009 only the 2008 proposals that were deferred by Council in Resolution 31049. New amendment proposals (for the cycle concluding in 2010) would be due in early May 2009.