What is the Comprehensive Plan?
A comprehensive plan is the basic framework of goals, objectives, policies, actions, and standards that elected officials and city employees must follow while making decisions. Under Washington State’s Growth Management Act (GMA) and RCW.36.70A cities in Washington State must update their Comprehensive Plan every eight years.
RCW.36.70A.070 requires the following elements to be a part of a city’s Comprehensive Plan: Land Use, Housing, Capital Facilities, Utilities, and Transportation. Each element is split into two parts, a description of the element and the goals and policies that will guide planning. Cle Elum also included an optional Parks & Recreation element since the 2007 comprehensive plan update and will continue to include this due to the recreational nature of our local economy.
2021 Adopted Revisions to the Comprehensive Plan
In 2021, the City Council adopted revisions to the Comprehensive Plan as recommended by the Cle Elum Planning Commission. These revisions included the adoption of new policies and the revision of select existing policies and amendments to the Official Zoning Map and Future Land Use Map.
2019 Comprehensive Plan
Following a robust planning process and extensive public engagement, the City Council adopted the updated Comprehensive Plan in 2019. The Comprehensive Plan can be viewed by clicking the link below or by emailing City Staff at the contact information provided.
For more information or notifications regarding Comprehensive Plan processes and progress:
- Email the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org