Public Comment Sought on Proposed Amendments to 2022-2023 Official Dockets

Public invited to comment on new proposals to the Official Thurston County 2022-2023 Dockets.


Submitted by Thurston County

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners is seeking public comment on new proposals for possible addition to the 2022-2023 Official Dockets of Comprehensive Plan and Development Code Amendments. The public are invited to submit written comments on whether these proposals should be added to the dockets. The dockets establish priorities for county planning work related to comprehensive planning and development code amendments.

Copies of the 2022-2023 Official Dockets with new mid-cycle proposals, including summaries of each proposal, are available on the Community Planning website under “Amendments and Updates” by selecting either “Comp Plan Docket” or “Development Code Docket”, at You can also visit the Building Development Center at the address below for copies of the proposals.

Comments must be received by February 14, 2023. Send written comments to Dana Bowers, Associate Planner, by e-mail at You can also hand deliver or mail comments to:

Thurston County Community Planning & Economic Development Department

C/O Dana Bowers, Associate Planner
3000 Pacific Ave SE
Olympia WA, 98501

The Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket is available online.

The Development Code Amendment Docket is available online.


Residents of unincorporated Thurston County, and those who may be affected by regulatory changes at the county level, are asked to review the potential comprehensive plan and development code dockets, or amendments to those dockets.

After a 20-day written comment period, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners may amend the official dockets to add new proposals. Adding a proposal to the docket is not a decision to adopt the proposal. The docket establishes a work program for county staff to facilitate the proposal through the legislative process, which includes policy and legal analysis, public outreach, Planning Commission and environmental review, and finally board review and action. The Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings on the merits of the items approved for the Official Dockets prior to adoption of any final regulations. The board may prioritize proposals on the dockets.

To request disability accommodations, call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.

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