Short Course Agenda:
The Legal Basis of Planning in Washington
The statutory basis of planning in Washington State, and early planning statutes. Constitutional issues in land use planning.
Comprehensive Planning Basics
An overview of the Growth Management Act requirements for local planning. Ideas ad tools for implementing and updating the comprehensive plan.
Roles and Responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities in the planning process. Legislative vs quasi-judicial decisions, tips for encouraging public involvement, best practices for effective meetings.
Open Government Laws
Open Public Meetings Act and Introduction to the Public Records Act.*
*This training meets the requirements of RCW 42.30.205 requiring every member of a governing body to take Open Public Meeting Act training within 90 days of taking on an official role, and every four years thereafter, as long as they remain in that role. Attendees will receive a certificate of training