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621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend,
WA 98368

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Fax: 360.379.4451

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closed 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch

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This page has information and materials regarding the Shoreline Technical Advisory Committee ("STAC") and the Shoreline Policy Advisory Committee ("SPAC") who are assisting County staff and consultants with the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update Project.  For more information on the this project see the Shoreline Management & Planning page.

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Page last updated: 11/16/2009

November 18 STAC & SPAC Meeting

The two shoreline advisory committees - both technical and policy - met jointly on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 to review revisions made to the May 2008 revised Committee Working Draft SMP.  This concluded the advisory committee review of draft work products prior to submittal of the Preliminary Draft SMP to Planning Commission on December 3 for formal public review. 

Details of this meeting are posted below under Committee Meetings.

August 5, 2008 Joint STAC & SPAC Meeting

Both advisory committees met to review final revisions to the May 2008 Committee Working Draft SMP, the Shoreline Restoration Plan and the Final Shoreline Inventory & Characterization Report.  This will assist the development of the Preliminary Draft SMP staff proposal for submittal to the Planning Commission, anticipated to begin the formal public review process this Fall. 

Details of this meeting are posted below under Committee Meetings.

Fall '07 STAC & SPAC Review Cycle Complete

The SPAC met 10 times from September - December 2007 reviewing and providing input on the Committee Working Draft SMP.  The STAC reviewed and provided input on the Draft Shoreline Restoration Plan.  See the Committee Meetings subsection below for agendas, meeting notes, and related materials.  More information on these key documents is available on the main Shoreline Management & Planning page under SMP Update Project Documents and on the Shoreline Restoration page.

 

Committee Membership

The STAC and SPAC are comprised of individuals representing a broad array of interests including citizens, stakeholders, agencies, organizations and treaty tribes.

Committee Meetings

Below are the STAC & SPAC meeting schedule, agendas, documents and notes for past and upcoming meetings:
 

2009

No meetings are scheduled.

2008

Joint STAC & SPAC:  November 18, 1:00 - 5:00 pm at WSU Extension, Spruce Room/Shold Business Park in Port Hadlock.  Agenda and materials are posted here:

Joint STAC & SPAC:  August 5, 12:00 - 5:00 pm at WSU Extension, Spruce Room.  Agenda and materials are posted here:

 

2007

A series of ten (10) SPAC meetings was announced via public notice to local newspapers and are shown along with four (4) public open house dates on the Fall '07 SPAC Meeting Calendar.  The STAC also met in November and the two groups met jointly in December.  More information on the open house events at the Shoreline Public Outreach page.

SPAC:  December 11, 12:30 - 5 PM at WSU Extension, Spruce Room (this date is tentatively scheduled and will only be used as needed) Discussion topic revised to focus on select sections of Chapters 8, 9 and 10

Joint STAC & SPAC:  December 4, 12:30 - 5 PM at WSU Extension, Spruce Room - Discussion topic revised to Shoreline Environment Designations focus

SPAC: November 27, 12:30 - 5 PM at Tri Area Community Center

STAC:  November 27, 8 AM - 12 PM at Jefferson County Library POSTPONED - DETAILS TBD

SPAC:  November 13, 12:30 - 5 PM at WSU Extension, Spruce Room

SPAC:  November 6, 1:00 - 5:30 PM at WSU Extension, Spruce Room (time has been changed to accommodate scheduling conflict)

STAC: November 6, 8 AM - 12 PM at Jefferson County Library

SPAC: October 23, 12:30 - 5 PM at Tri Area Community Center. This meeting will be followed by an Open House  in Quilcene at 6:30 pm.

SPAC:  October 16, 12:30 - 5pm at Port Ludlow Beach Club. This meeting will be followed by an Open House at 6:30 pm.

SPAC: October 9, 12:30 - 5 PM at Tri Area Community Center.  This meeting will be followed by an Open House at 6:30 pm.

SPAC:  September 25, 12:30 - 5 PM at WSU Extension, Spruce Room (scheduling conflict forced relocation to Room 209B)

SPAC:  September 18, 12:30 - 5 PM at WSU Extension, Spruce Room

STAC:  March 6, 1 - 5pm at WSU Extension, Spruce Room.

SPAC:  January 23, 9 AM - 1 PM at Jefferson County Library  -- CANCELLED

SPAC:  January 11, 1-5 PM at Tri Area Community Center

2006

STAC:  December 14, 2-5 PM at WSU Extension, Spruce Room

SPAC:  December 14, 9 AM at Jefferson County Library

SPAC:  November 30, 1 - 5 PM at Jefferson County Library -- CANCELLED

Joint STAC/SPAC:  October 13, 8:30 AM - 5 PM as part of the Shoreline Charrette Primer at the Inn at Port Hadlock

SPAC:  September 26, 10 AM - 2 PM at WSU Extension

SPAC:  September 12, 10 AM - 2 PM at WSU Extension, Spruce Room

SPAC:  August 31, 1 - 5 PM at Jefferson County Library

Joint STAC/SPAC:  June 2, 2006 "Kick-off" meeting from 10 AM - 4 PM at Jefferson County Library, Humphrey Room

Committee Role

A Note about the Role of the STAC & SPAC: 

While the County invites and depends upon citizen participation on numerous issues through a variety of boards, panels and committees, it is important to note that both the STAC and SPAC are formed as advisory groups to the Department of Community Development to assist the formation of a staff recommendation for an updated Shoreline Master Program (SMP). STAC and SPAC participants have been invited by staff and the list of members was reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners  (BoCC).  The STAC and SPAC are project-specific rather than standing committees, are not decision-making bodies, and were not appointed by elected officials. In any case, STAC and SPAC meetings are always open to the public and meeting notes are recorded as a good faith effort for transparency, involvement & collaboration.

For example, the STAC and SPAC are different than:

  • Planning Commission (PC) - members are appointed by BoCC;
    • PC Shoreline Committee - committee of an appointed body;
    • PC Critical Areas Committee - committee of an appointed body;and
      • PC Critical Areas Committee's Citizen Advisory Group - citizen stakeholder representative volunteers.

Past and upcoming SPAC and STAC meeting dates are posted above and interested parties are invited to attend and observe. Beyond the observer comment periods included in the agenda the committees do not generally engage in dialogue with the audience to allow focus on committee work tasks. The STAC and SPAC Roles, Responsibilities, Operations & Schedule document is posted above and serves as guidance for how the groups will function. Both groups are working closely with staff and project consultants during preparation of a proposed SMP, which will then be presented to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners for formal review and public comment.

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