• Critical Areas Ordinance – Comments Part 2


    Standard buffer widths. Actual standard buffer widths must be inferred. Tables 19.200.220(B) through (D) and Table 19.300.315 should be identified as “Widths of Standard Buffers” or “Standard Buffer Widths.” […}

  • Critical Areas Ordinance – Comments Part 1

    Following are comments from a working committee of the Kitsap Environmental Coalition on DCD’s proposed changes to the Critical Areas Ordinance, dated April 8, 2024. Code writing is an iterative process. Thus, our comments are not final, but should be considered as strong but tentative recommendations. […}

  • Comp Plan Comment to BOCC: Non-Motorized Transportation

    I would like to focus your attention on the detailed and thorough submission by Paul Dutky of the West Sound Cycling Club (pages 199 through 311 of the Comprehensive plan comments). These are in regard to the County’s non-motorized transportation plan and how the needs for bike facilities has been inadequate all over North, Central and South Kitsap. […}

  • Comp Plan Comment to BOCC: Rural Preservation

    Kitsap County is at a turning point. We ask that you, our Commissioners, act carefully with thought for the future, for the uncertainties of climate change and the stewarding of our precious natural resources and wildlife. We don’t want expanding suburban sprawl that destroys what is most valuable here. […}

  • Comp Plan Comment to BOCC: Climate Change 

    Good evening. I’m April Ryan from Kingston, and I appreciate this opportunity to participate in planning our future together. I’m also a co-chair of the KEC Steering Committee. However, tonight, I’m speaking for myself about the important step the County has made in adding Climate Change to the Comprehensive Plan. […]