Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on its draft Public Participation Plan. The 45-day public comment period will run from June 27 to August 10, 2016. The draft Public Participation Plan is available online from PSRC's Information Center at 206-464-7532.
How to make a comment:
The Puget Sound Regional Council is updating its Public Participation Plan to reflect its current practices for public involvement, consultation with interested parties, interagency consultation, and agency governance and operations, all in one document for public reference.
PSRC worked with its membership, boards and committees, interagency consultation process, stakeholder groups, interested parties and the public to develop its public involvement practices. PSRC adopted its first Public Participation Plan in 1993. It was updated in 1994, 2002, 2007 and last in 2012. It was refined through public processes by incorporating outreach strategies that proved effective in involving the public during specific studies, as well as new federal and state guidance.
PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth and transportation planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 county, city, port, transit, tribal and state agencies serving the region. It coordinates the distribution of about $240 million in Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds each year. PSRC sets priorities and evaluates the most efficient ways to target those funds to support state and local transportation and growth management plans.