Kittitas County Community Events Calendar
Public Open House for Regional Shoreline Master Program Update
Kittitas County and the Cities of Ellensburg, Cle Elum, and the Town of South Cle Elum are participating in a multi-year process to develop a regional Shoreline Master Program (SMP) and the adoption of an independent SMP for each jurisdiction.
The Washington State Shoreline Management Act and its associated rules require local governments to develop and administer shoreline master programs that include policies and regulations that govern designated shorelines within their respective jurisdictions. The Kittitas County SMP was adopted in 1975 and has been relied on by Kittitas County and the Cities/Town for shoreline regulations. The Shoreline Management Act requires Kittitas County and the Cities/Town to update and adopt shoreline master programs that meet current state regulations.
Kittitas County and the Cities of Ellensburg, Cle Elum, and the Town of South Cle Elum recognize that a successful regional SMP update process depends on the participation of the public. To that end, the County, and the Cities and Town will jointly host a public open house on January 29, 2014, where Draft Shoreline Master Program documents created for each jurisdiction will be available for public review and comment. The comment period for the Draft SMPs ends March 31, 2014. The public is encouraged to attend the open house to learn more about the four separate Draft Shoreline Master Programs.
The public open house will take place between 5:30PM and 7:30PM at Ellensburg Council Chambers, 501 N. Anderson Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
For more information:
Kittitas County Community Development Services at 509-962-7506 or visit the SMP website at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/cds/smp.