83-0 –  almost 100% certified

Every city that has submitted a comprehensive plan to PSRC is on track for full certification

Covington became the most recent city to take steps toward full certification of its 20-year comprehensive plan on Tuesday. Recent actions underway within six cities have put the region within reach of 83 fully certified plans – 100% of all plans submitted to PSRC.

When the six cities produced comp plans with growth well beyond adopted targets, all six had been “conditionally certified” earlier this year – which made them eligible for federal transportation funds pending full certification.

City Councils in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Gig Harbor and Covington have now agreed to a resolution formed earlier this year.  The Growth Management Policy Board will be asked to sign off on certification for all four, next week.  The Executive Board would have final approval on April 27th.  Carnation and Bonney Lake are modifying plans to support regional certification in the next few months.

“Every city is expected to be fully certified.  No city will lose any opportunity for federal funds,” said PSRC’s Executive Director Josh Brown.

The agenda for the April 6th Growth Management Policy Board meeting is now available.

In addition to certification of four comp plans, the board will review feedback on the Regional Centers Framework update and a proposed schedule for possible action.

The proposed schedule has the Board reviewing the Framework update in May, June, July and September prior to developing recommendations for comment in the fall.