Annual Comprehensive Plan Docket

City Accepting Proposals for 2023 Comprehensive Plan Docket through January 31, 2023



Every year, citizens have the opportunity to request amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and its implementing ordinances through a process known as "docketing", which is outlined in RCW 36.70A.470(2). Docket proposals are accepted through January 31st of each year for consideration during the current year, and provide citizens with the opportunity to voice their opinion on how the city should take shape.


All citizen-initiated amendment proposals received by January 31 will be analyzed against the amendment and ratification criteria in the Comprehensive Plan Introduction (Chapter 1). Ratification of the 2023 docket requires public hearings before both the Planning Commission and City Council, which are preliminarily scheduled to occur in February or March 2023. 


Read more about the city’s comprehensive plan here. For more information or to submit a proposal for the 2023 docket, please contact Russ Wright at rwright@lakestevenswa.gov or 425-622-9424. 


2022 Comprehensive Plan Docket Adopted on November 22, 2022

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on 2022 Comprehensive Plan Docket (LUA2022-0137) on November 2, 2022, where they made a recommendation for the City Council to approve the docket. On November 22, 2022, the City Council held a public hearing where they voted to approve the Planning Commission's recommendation with one amendment and adopted Ordinance 1152 (2022 Docket) and Ordinance 1153 (Associated Rezones).