Front Porch: Learn about county’s long-term growth plans April 11

Workshop on growth

Learn more about Snohomish County’s long-term plans for growth and how you can weigh in on the policies during a workshop April 11.

The free event, from 8:25 a.m. to noon, focuses on the county’s preparations to update its comprehensive plan for the next 20 years. It’s being put on by Pilchuck Audubon Society and Futurewise.

The location is the Snohomish County PUD auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett.

Separate sessions are to touch upon transportation policies; the parks system; building in environmentally sensitive areas; and building near natural hazards.

The County Council is scheduled a hearing on the comprehensive plan update at 10:30 a.m. May 13. The next update after that is planned for 2023.

RSVP via email: kristin@futurewise.org.

New fire department website: The North County Regional Fire Authority, based in Stanwood, has redesigned its website, www.northcountyfireems.com, and added a Facebook page.

The fire authority also serves the areas of Bryant, Freeborn and Warm Beach.

The new chief, John Cermak, is available to speak at community meetings. More info: 360-629-2184, jcermak@northcounty fireems.com.

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