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 hearings on the Comp Plan, as provided by Ms. Herbold.
Date & TimeCommitteeTopics
May 17, 9:30amPlanning, Land Use & ZoningOverview, key ideas, top policy changes from draft
June 7, 9:30amPlanning, Land Use & ZoningGrowth Strategy, Land Use Element and the Future Land Use Map
June 21, 2:00pmSustainability & TransportationTransportation Element
July 6, 9:30amAfford Housing, Neighborhoods & FinanceHousing and Neighborhood Planning Elements
July 12, 9:30amCivil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & ArtsCapital Facilities, Economic Development, and Arts & Culture Elements
July 12, 2:00pmEnergy & EnvironmentEnvironmental Implications and Utilities Element
July 13, 2:00pmHuman Services & Public HealthCommunity Well-Being Element
July 20, 2:00pmEducation, Equity & GovernanceSchools & Growth
July 21, 9:30amParks, Seattle Center, Libraries & WaterfrontParks & Open Space Element
August 2, 9:30amPlanning, Land Use & ZoningStart to discuss amendmentsWe 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.