The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires many cities and counties in Washington to adopt comprehensive plans that contain elements like land use, housing, Capital Facilities Plan, transportation, utilities, subarea plans, economic development, parks and recreation, conservation and more.
The City's Comprehensive Plan outlines the goals, objectives, policies, actions and standards that help guide the day-to-day decisions of elected officials and City staff. It represents the vision of community residents for a 20-year planning period. The City's development regulations are consistent with its Comprehensive Plan.
The Comprehensive Plan is periodically updated to ensure it is consistent with requirements of the Growth Management Act and County wide planning policies.The City Council adopted the changes to the Comprehensive Plan on December 15, 2015.