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Land Use Information Bulletin

In the fall of each year the Seattle City Council decides whether to amend the City’s Comprehensive Plan in response to amendments that are proposed by members of the public, organizations, City departments, and others. The Council screens the proposed amendments in the spring to decide which ones should be formally considered for adoption in the fall. The Council holds a public hearing in the spring to assist it in screening the proposed amendments, and holds at least one additional public hearing later in the year when deciding whether to actually adopt amendments. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the first public hearing, regarding which of the proposed amendments should be considered for formal consideration in the fall.


The Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Neighborhoods Committee (PLUNC) will hold a public hearing to decide which proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments should be considered in the 2008 annual Comprehensive Plan amendment process. The public hearing will be on Monday, March 31, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council’s Chamber, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue. The entrances to City Hall are located on the west side of Fifth Avenue, and the east side of Fourth Avenue, between James and Cherry Streets. For those who wish to testify, a sign-up sheet will be available outside the Council Chamber one-half hour before the public hearing.

Questions concerning the public hearing process should be directed to David Yeaworth in Councilmember Clark’s office, at 684-8802 or via e-mail at: Questions about the proposed amendments should be directed to Bob Morgan of the City Council’s Central Staff at 684-8150 or; or to Mark Troxel of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) at 615-1739 or

The City Council Chamber is accessible. Print and communications access is provided on prior request. Please contact David Yeaworth at 684-8802 as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability.

Written Comments

For those unable to attend the public hearing, written comments may be sent to:

Councilmember Sally Clark
Legislative Department
600 Fourth Avenue Floor 2
PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025
or by email to

Written comments should be received by noon on Monday, March 31, 2008.


Copies of the proposed amendments as well as a summary list of the amendments may be viewed or downloaded from the City Council’s website at the following address:

After March 17, copies of recommendations from the City’s Planning Commission and the Department of Planning and Development regarding the amendments are expected be available at the same internet address.

Copies of the information are also available at the City Clerk’s Office, at City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 3. The City Clerk’s Office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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