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What are Reasonable Measures? Reasonable Measures are principles or actions that the County believes will get us on track towards fulfilling the Countywide Planning Polices created from governing jurisdictions in Kitsap County. The Growth Management Act (GMA) also requires reasonable measures when the Buildable Lands Report (BLR) shows inconsistency between what was planned and what has actually occurred. The County must adopt and implement "measures that are reasonably likely to increase consistency during the subsequent five-year period." Reasonable measures are typically code provisions or comprehensive plan policies that encourage growth in urban areas while helping to protect rural and resource areas.

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NEW! August 31, 2016 Adopted Code Updates: Reasonable Measures



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Work Study and Public Hearing Materials: Staff Report

Proposed Reasonable Measures Code Changes (Appendix A)

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Reasonable Measures White Paper

Reasonable Measures: Monitoring Report (Appendix F)

Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council

Countywide Planning Policies

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On June 27, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan Update with a 60 day extension to work with the public and Kitsap County agencies to improve the proposed reasonable measures. The extension ends September 5, 2016.

UPDATE: *The Board of County Commissioners Adopted Reasonable Measure Ordinances on August 31, 2016.* 

THE PROCESS:                                        

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August 31, 2016

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1.) Comprehensive Plan Update: Potential Reasonable Measures Adopted: June 27, 20162.) Planning  Commission and Board of County Commissioners Work Studies to discuss ideas3.) Public Open House and Joint Board of County Commissioner and Planning Commission Hearing4.) Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioner seperate deliberations5.) ​Board and Planning Commission Adopt Reasonable Measures to the Comprehensive Plan

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