Planning commission sets hearings on draft Critical Areas Ordinance

PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap County Critical Areas Ordinance, open for public comment last month, is now going to be the subject of three hearings by the Kitsap Planning Commission to provide additional opportunity to comment on the draft.

The county planning commission has scheduled the hearings on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 25: Kitsap Fairgrounds President’s Hall, 1250 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton. Open house is at 5 p.m. The planning commission hearing is 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 27: Poulsbo City Hall, 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo. Open house is at 5 p.m. Planning commission hearing is 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2: Commissioners Chambers, Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division St., Port Orchard. Open house is 5 p.m. Planning commission meeting hearing is 6 p.m.

The matrix and draft ordinance are now available for additional public review, according to the planning commission. Additional comments can be provided to the commission as written or by oral testimony at the hearings.

The Kitsap County Critical Areas Ordinance is undergoing a required update under the Washington state Management Act. The Kitsap County Code, Title 19 is the portion of local code that provides development standards for protecting the environment and minimizing risk to human safety.

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