Learn about Puget Sound recovery efforts

Growth Management Policy Board meeting on January 7

On January 7, the Growth Management Policy Board will hear from the Puget Sound Partnership about the health of Puget Sound and the actions needed for its recovery.

The Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency leading the region’s collective effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. Stormwater pollution and changes in the hydrology of runoff patterns are among the biggest threats to Puget Sound water quality. Land use and transportation development practices have the potential to either degrade or improve water quality and hydrology.

PSRC staff will also brief the board on the Stormwater Parks project now underway that aims to boost development of stormwater parks throughout the region.

Manchester Stormwater Park
Manchester Stormwater Park in Kitsap County. Stormwater parks can filter and treat stormwater while providing recreational opportunities.

Other board agenda items include:

  • Growth target guidance to support work by cities and counties to implement the VISION 2050 Regional Growth Strategy
  • Recommendation to certify the Tukwila Southcenter Plan and North Tukwila Manufacturing/Industrial Center Plan
  • Recommendation to extend conditional certification of Black Diamond’s comprehensive plan until June 30, 2021

View the full agenda.

The meeting will be held virtually on January 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. In accordance with the Governor's proclamations, the PSRC's offices are closed to the public and no in-person meetings are permitted. You can follow the meeting via live stream at https://www.psrc.org/boards/watch-meetings.