Amending the Comprehensive Plan State law provides that a city may amend its Comprehensive Plan once a year. However, a Comprehensive Plan Amendment may include several separate elements, each of which may be a separate, unrelated proposal. All proposals for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan must be submitted for consideration at the same time of the year, which is between April 1st and May 1st of each year. In addition, since all proposals are technically a portion of an annual amendment, they must proceed through the review and approval process together. Comprehensive Plan Amendment proposals are considered by the Planning Commission at a public hearing, after which the Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the City Council. The City Council then holds another public hearing, and make a final decision to approve or disapprove each of the amendment proposals.
Who Do I See?
Contact one of our Planners for information about processing an application for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment, (360) 384-4006. For more contact information, visit the Community Development Department page.
What's the Process?
Section 18.12.280 of the Ferndale Municipal Code includes the provisions governing the processing of Comprehensive Plan Amendments.
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