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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: Oct. 17, 2012

Contact: Patty Charnas, Manager, Environmental Program Division, Department of Community Development
360-337-5777 or

No: 2012-104

Public Hearing set for Shoreline Management Master Program update
Information Open House precedes hearings

(Kitsap County, WA) Kitsap County has completed a revised draft Shoreline Management Master Program (SMP) for public review and comment. The Kitsap Board of County Commissioners is hosting a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 22nd at the Kitsap County Administration Building and again at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 29th at Poulsbo City Hall. An Open House starts at 4:30 p.m. at each location to provide general information and answer questions about the SMP.

The County has been working since 2009 with a citizen task force, state resource agencies and local tribes to revise the SMP to comply with state law. The update is required to be completed by December 2012.

The SMP is a comprehensive plan that includes policies and regulations for the use and development of the shoreline. Kitsap County has over 225 miles of saltwater, stream and lakefront shorelines supporting numerous and diverse environmental, economic, and recreational uses.

Written comments, in person or by mail, are encouraged and will be accepted through the close of business November 5, 2012. Mailed comments should be postmarked by the end of the public comment period and addressed to Dana Daniels, Clerk of the Board, Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, MS-4, 614 Division St., Port Orchard, WA 98366. More information about the update is available online at

For more information contact Dave Greetham at 360.337.5777 or Patty Charnas at 360.337.4558.

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