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Skagit County Planning Commission

 

The Planning Commission is the county's principal citizen advisory body on land use policy and regulations. The Washington State Planning Enabling Act directs the Planning Commission to "assist the Planning Department in carrying out its duties, including assistance in the preparation and execution of the comprehensive plan and recommendations to the department for the adoption of official controls and/or amendments..."


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The next scheduled online meeting is
December 8

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Schedule & Archive
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Kimberly Adams, Planning & Development Services Administrative Coordinator, at (360) 416-1338 or kadams@co.skagit.wa.us.

About the Planning Commission


The Planning Commission was created under the authority of RCW 36.70.040 by Resolution No. 3078 on July 24, 1961, pursuant to the Planning Enabling Act, RCW Chapter 36.70. The Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners and approved by a majority of the Board. Three Planning Commission members are appointed to represent each County Commissioner district to ensure countywide geographical membership among the Planning Commission.

How to Participate in the Virtual Meeting

In compliance with the Governor’s proclamations, the County is conducting Planning Commission meetings virtually.
Watch live streaming of the Planning Commission meeting (6:00 p.m.) through Skagit 21 TV. Watch the meeting live online at: www.skagitcounty.net/Skagit21.

You can also listen to the meeting live via phone: (872) 240-3212, Access Code: 904-704-133.

Public Remarks

If the current meeting agenda contains a Public Remarks section, these may be submitted to pdscomments@co.skagit.wa.us to be read aloud by staff , or provided live using the login shown below.

As in normal meetings, this time on the agenda is an opportunity for anyone to speak to the Planning Commission about any topic except items scheduled on the agenda for a public hearing that same day, or items that have had a public hearing and are still under Planning Commission deliberation. Public Remarks, which is not part of the formal public participation process for any development regulation or comprehensive plan amendment project, is limited to three minutes per speaker and up to fifteen minutes total.

To ensure comments are received and read at the proper meeting, please submit by written comments at least 12 hours before the meeting.  Comments must be able to be read in 3 minutes or less.  Be sure to include in the body of your email:

  • The name of the group that is meeting (Planning Commission)
  • Date of the meeting your comments are intended for
  • The subject of your comments
  • Your name
  • Whether or not you live in Skagit County

If you would prefer to provide your remarks live via computer please use the following link: https://www.gotomeet.me/PDS_mgmt/planningcommission 

Note: Your internet connected computer must have a microphone and speakers if you choose to give remarks live.


Membership

Planning Commissioners serve four-year terms, with no limit on the number of terms. Vacancies are filled from the same commissioner district as that of the vacating member for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Seat District Commissioner Term Expires Most Recent OPMA Training
1
1
8/31/2022
8/12/2020
2
1
8/31/2021
8/17/2020
3
1
Mark Knutzen 8/31/2024  
4
2
8/31/2023
8/24/2020
5
2
8/31/2023
 
6
2
8/31/2024
1/8/2019
7
3
8/31/2022
1/8/2019
8
3
Joseph Shea
8/31/2021
8/18/2020
9
3
8/31/2024
8/16/2020

Training in the Open Public Meetings Act is required for Planning Commissioners no later than 90 days after the date the member takes office; at intervals of no more than four years as long as the individual is a member of the Commission.

Resources for PC Members
The following materials are useful information for anyone interested in learning about land use planning in Skagit County, especial new Planning Commissioners:

A "countywide planning policy" is a written policy statement or statements used solely for establishing a countywide framework from which county and city comprehensive plans are developed and adopted pursuant to the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A.210). Countywide planning policies (CPPs) ensure that city and county comprehensive plans are consistent with the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A). The "Framework Agreement" sets out the procedures for developing and adopting the CPPs.