Addressing equity as the region grows

Growth Management Policy Board meets on Feb 7  

How can regional policies in VISION 2050 help promote equity so all people in the region have equal access to opportunity?

That’s one of the questions headlining the Growth Management Policy Board meeting on February 7.

Between now and 2050, the central Puget Sound region is expected to grow by 1.8 million people.

While this growth will bring many benefits, it could also exacerbate challenges like housing affordability and economic and cultural displacement.

At the meeting, the Government Alliance on Race and Equity will provide information to the board on equity and PSRC staff will describe current equity work underway in the region.

Break-out groups will allow time for small group discussions.

The goal is to discuss how equity should be reflected in regional policy, how growth can benefit more of the region’s residents, and how to mitigate displacement and improve access to opportunity.

Other agenda items include:

  • Housing Policies in VISION 2050
  • Accountability and Implementation in VISION 2050
  • Certification of Puyallup comprehensive plan and Lakewood regional center subarea plan

The extended meeting will be February 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at PSRC. You can view the full agenda here or watch the meeting video