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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About the Planning Commission
How to Participate in the Virtual Meeting
If the current meeting agenda contains a Public Remarks section, these may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
If you would prefer to provide your remarks live via computer please use the following link: https://www.gotomeet.me/PDS_mgmt/planningcommissionNote: Your internet connected computer must have a microphone and speakers if you choose to give remarks live.
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.
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: