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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Critical Areas Ordinance Update

The draft Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) is now available for public review and comment. It is viewable and able to be downloaded by clicking HERE. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to accept written and verbal comments on the CAO on January 22, 2020, at the Tri Area Community Center beginning at 5:30 pm. Written comments can be submitted anytime to either the Planning Commission or to DCD beginning January 8, 2020 until 4:30pm Friday, January 24, 2020. Written comments on the proposals may be submitted to “Department of Community Development - CAO Comments” at 621 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend WA 98368 or via email to:

Public comments received for Planning Commission hearing now available on the CAO Update web page. Visit often to keep track of briefings and public hearings at the Planning Commission and by the Board of County Commissioners. The updated CAO final adoption is scheduled to occur at the end of February 2020.