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Washington Dept. of Ecology is accepting comments on a comprehensive update to the City of Bellevue’s Shoreline Master Program. The proposed amendment will revise all aspects of the existing program, including goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures, to comply with the State Shoreline Management Act (Chapter 90.58 RCW) and associated rules.
Open House/Public Hearing:
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Bellevue City Hall, 450 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98009
The open house begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the public hearing at 6:30 p.m.
Send comments to:
Washington Department of Ecology, Northwest Regional Office, Attn: Joe Burcar SEA-Program 3190—160th Ave. SE, Bellevue, Washington 98008, or email Joe.Burcar@ecy.wa.gov
Note: Comments due no later than October 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Department of Ecology documents available for review:
Several amendments proposed as part of the limited Critical Areas Ordinance Update affect the same sections of Part 20.25H as the Council's prior Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Conformance Amendments, adopted by the Council with Resolution No. 8922.
The City Council adopted a resolution on May 18, 2015 expressing their intent to adopt new policies and regulations contained within the proposed Shoreline Master Program, including conformance amendments for consistency, and authorizing the submittal of those polices, regulations and conformance amendments to the state Department of Ecology. Staff prepared a transmittal letter, sent to Ecology along with all of the following attachments: