Written comment period extended until March 13, 2015 (not the 31st)
The Planning and Sustainability Commission will hold two more hearings on the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft this fall. Hearings about the updated Transportation System Plan (TSP) candidate project list and the Economic Opportunities Analysis are scheduled for early 2015 (see story below).
The PSC will begin work sessions on November 18 to discuss key issues that have emerged through public testimony. The commission will use this first work session to identify topics for subsequent work sessions in winter and early spring 2015.
During the hearings and at the beginning of the work sessions, the commissioners will identify any issues they want to discuss early in work session process (e.g., West Hayden Island and industrial land supply).
So get your comments in early
After the 2014 public hearings conclude and during the work sessions, written comments will continue to be accepted (but not oral testimony). This will allow individuals and groups to provide feedback to commissioners during the work sessions. It also allows community members to inform their comments with emerging Mixed Use and Campus Institutional zoning details.
However, people are encouraged to get their comments about the Proposed Draft in early because the PSC will begin to formulate their recommendations based on testimony received to date during their work sessions.
We currently anticipate leaving the written record for the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft open until March 13, 2015. Staff will then compile all comments heard to date to create a draft recommended plan for the PSC before making a recommendation to City Council.