Environmentally Critical Areas Public Hearing

The Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee has scheduled a public hearing to take comments on the proposed Environmentally Critical Areas (ECA) updated regulations. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the PLUZ committee meeting that begins at 9:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall at 600 Fourth Avenue.

To find out the time of the ECA public meeting the Council’s PLUZ Committee agenda will be posted a few days prior to December 6, 2016.

The Mayor’s recommended updates to the ECA regulations, including a report by our Director explaining the changes, are available on our ECA Code Update website.

We provided a briefing to the PLUZ committee on November 29, 2016. Check out the PowerPoint presentation and the briefing memo to find out more about what we talked about.

Additionally, the briefing can be viewed on the City Council PLUZ Committee webpage.


Comprehensive Plan Advances – Public Hearing on September 15

This summer, the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan took center stage at City Council. Since May, a total of 15 briefings for 8 City Council committees were held. The Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee is leading the review and will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 15, to hear your thoughts on their proposed amendments to the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will take place at Council Chambers, City Hall (600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor) at 2:00 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be available at 1:30 p.m.

You may also share your written comments with the PLUZ Committee by sending to Councilmember Johnson, rob.johnson@seattle.gov, by 2:00 p.m. on September 15.

After the public hearing, here’s what happens this fall:

  • Sept. 9 – The PLUZ Committee discusses possible amendments to the Mayor’s Recommended Plan
  • Sept. 15 – Public hearing on proposed amendments
  • Sept. 20 (tentative) – The PLUZ Committee votes on their recommended amendments and then shares with full Council
  • Council votes on the Mayor’s Recommended Plan with Council amendments
  • Our staff will publish the Mayor’s Recommended Plan as amended by Council

Visit 2035.seattle.gov to stay updated on the Plan’s progress.