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Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
Snohomish County

Make voice heard on future plans

Snohomish County is currently updating its comprehensive plan, which will be finalized by June 2015. The plan maps out how the county will accommodate population and employment growth through the year 2035. It touches on policy areas such as residential and commercial construction, parks, schools, utility facilities, transit, roads, employment and zoning.
The county has prepared an excellent website to explain the plan and provide opportunities for public input. You can find it at the following

As a county resident, this plan impacts your day-to-day life. You can take a simple, concrete step to help shape the plan.
Simply navigate to the Alternatives page on the website and click on the Alternative Maps Portal link on the left hand side of the page. Then choose the 2015 Future Land Use Map Changes link. Zoom in to view your property and your neighborhood and see what changes are proposed. Then contact the county and provide your feedback. If your schedule permits, show up to the Planning Commission meetings in October and testify in person before the plan is sent on to the County Council for final consideration.
You can have a direct impact on the future growth of our county.
Guy Palumbo
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