City of Des Moines seeking public input for Shoreline Master Program Review


The City of Des Moines will be holding an Open House to solicit feedback on the ongoing Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center.

Earlier this year, the City initiated a Periodic Review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The City is encouraging the public to participate in the Periodic Review process. The City will be holding an open house to review draft changes to SMP policies and regulations on Tuesday, November 13, from 5pm-7pm at the Des Moines Activity Center. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Anyone who is interested in the Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review can participate by attending the Open House, or can follow updates and submit feedback at http://desmoineswa.gov/smp.

The Shoreline Master Program is developed under guidelines established by the Department of Ecology. It is an important document that plans for and protects the City’s shorelines and waterways, which in the City of Des Moines includes approximately 115 acres of property bordering the Puget Sound. The current SMP was adopted in 2011, however, State law requires that the City conduct a periodic review of its SMP every eight years. The purpose of the Periodic Review is to stay current with any changes in laws and rules, respond to changed circumstances, and incorporate any new information and improved data.



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