The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held a work session on Dec. 11, 2012, to discuss a work plan they had requested from the West Hayden Island project team. This followed two public hearings in November that drew a considerable amount of testimony about the project. These were the first public hearings held by the PSC to consider whether to annex and zone West Hayden Island for up to 300 acres of marine industrial development while designating 500 acres for open space. Residents of the island, and representatives from the Port, the business community and sovereign nation tribal representatives were among those who testified.
The commission expressed their commitment to resolving the complex issues and making a recommendation within three to six months. The work plan lays out a schedule for the next few months and aims to address the questions the PSC raised about the planning project and previously proposed amendments .
Several work sessions have been scheduled in January and February, covering the following topics:
- January 22: Draft Intergovernmental Agreement and Timelines
- January 29: Environmental and Sovereign Nation Involvement and Treaty Interests
- February 12: Community Health and Transportation
- February 26: Economic, Financial and Land Supply
Based on these work sessions, staff will release a revised Proposed Draft in March. The PSC will hold another hearing on the revisions in April, after which they will make a recommendation to City Council.
To find out more about these events please check the WHI Calendar.