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Record No: Res 31807    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/23/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan; revising the procedures and the criteria for consideration of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan as part of the annual "docket," and repealing Resolutions 31402 and 31117.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Attachments: 1. Att A - Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo (04/04/18), 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan; revising the procedures and the criteria for consideration of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan as part of the annual "docket," and repealing Resolutions 31402 and 31117.
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WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council ("Council") finds that the City's procedures for amending the Seattle Comprehensive Plan, contained in Resolution 31117, should be revised to clarify the process; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31402 repealed and replaced the factors or criteria used to select proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments for analysis and possible adoption, as set forth in Resolutions 30662, 30766, 30860, 30976, 31049, 31117, 31146, 31233, and 31313; and
WHEREAS, Council finds that applicants and staff will benefit from updated criteria that provide additional clarity about when an amendment is appropriate, including an amendment to the Future Land Use Map; and
WHEREAS, Council finds that applicants and staff will also benefit from the consolidation of all procedures and criteria regarding proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan as part of the annual docket into a single resolution; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT:
Section 1. Applicability. The procedures prescribed by this resolution apply to proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Nothing in this resolution precludes or requires the City to amend the Comprehensive Plan in any calendar year pursuant to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 36.70A.130.
Section 2. The City Council ("Council") recognizes the number, complexity, and interdependency of potential land use policy and proposed development regulation changes under active consideration at the time of the adoption of this resolution. To effectively manage the time and resources necessary to analyze the changes currently under active consideration and to communicate effectively with the communit...

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