​PSRC Seeking Comment on Draft Public Participation Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2018

Contact: Michele Leslie, mleslie@psrc.org, 206-587-4819

PSRC Seeking Comment on Draft Public Participation Plan

SEATTLE - The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on its draft Public Participation Plan. The 45-day public comment period will run from October 30 to December 14, 2018. The draft Public Participation Plan is available online or from PSRC's Information Center at (206) 464-7532. An accessible MS Word document of the plan is also available.  

The Puget Sound Regional Council is updating its Public Participation Plan to reflect changes to public comment at PSRC meetings. Under the new plan, public comment at PSRC board meetings would need to be in reference to an action or discussion item on the agenda. The draft plan also removes public comment from the agendas of committee meetings primarily composed of staff.

The draft Public Participation Plan also reflects improvements to the accessibility of documents posted on the website.

The Public Participation Plan outlines PSRC’s current practices for public involvement, consultation with interested parties, interagency consultation, and agency governance and operations, all in one document for public reference.

How to make a comment:

Email: Michele Leslie at mleslie@psrc.org

US Mail: Michele Leslie, 1011 Western Ave, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104

In person at a PSRC Board Meeting: November 1 at 10am at the Growth Management Policy Board meeting, November 8 at 9:30am at the Transportation Policy Board meeting, November 29 at 10am at the Growth Management Policy Board meeting, or December 6 at 10am at the Executive Board meeting. 

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, 2012 and last in 2016. 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.

Title VI Notice: PSRC fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, contact PSRC at 206-587-4819 or see https://www.psrc.org/title-vi.

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