SMP UPDATE-HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
There are many opportunities for County Residents to get involved and participate in the Shoreline Management Program (SMP) Update!
The Benton County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update Public Participation Plan (PPP) prepared by the County describes the process and steps they will take to involve its rural community in decisions regarding the SMP update. The goal is to provide the public with timely information, an understanding of the process and opportunities to review and comment on update alternatives before final decisions are made. The PPP contains an introduction to the Shoreline Master Program, Program background, goals, work plan and phasing, timeline, meetings and hearing format, public involvement strategies, stakeholders list, contacts, and various tables, figures and maps. Benton County views this Public Participation Plan as establishing the basic public involvement processes that will be utilized during the SMP Update Program.
Email Notification/Mailing list
To receive future updates and meeting notices by email, send your full name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you prefer to be notified by posted mail, you may call and leave your full name and complete mailing address with the Planning Department at (509) 786-5612.
Internal SMP Webpages
Planning Commission Hearing April 8th, 2014, Draft SMP
PC Hearing 7:00pm
Planning Annex Hearing Room
1002 Dudley Ave
Prosser, WA 99350
February 4 & March 11 workshops with the Planning Commission-
Full Review Packet (large file, 23 MB)
Revised SMP Update Schedule (1/15/2014)
March 11th- Planning Commission Workshop, PC Meeting Presentation, KMZ map file for Google Earth (In .zip format)
February 4th- SAC Send-off Meeting with the Planning Commission- Agenda, PC Meeting Presentation 2/4/2014
October 9th & 10th Public Forums- Meeting Summary 12/11/2013
October 2013 SMP Public Forums- Draft SMP Public Review REVISED October 21, 2013
June 2013 Public Forums Summary
June 2013 SMP Public Forums- Preliminary Plan and Goals
Nov 30th Draft Analysis Report- Public Review
SMP COMMUNITY QUESTIONNAIRE:
Attend an Open House to learn community questionnaire results:
April 11, 2013
Prosser, Benton County PUD
250 N. Gap Road
Prosser, WA 99350
Community Questionnaire Open House Summary
January 9th & 10th Regional Public Forums- Presentation
January 9th & 10th Regional Public Forums- Meetings Summary
OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
Benton County hosted two Open House events to introduce the Shoreline Master Plan (SMP) Update Program to its County Residents and to familiarize them with the State mandate requirements of the SMP Update, the update schedule and ways for the public to participate in the shoreline master program update process. Invitations to apply for the Shoreline Advisory Committee were also made available at the venue to interested parties. The Open House Events were held in Prosser on August 1st and Kennewick on August 2nd. The following are links to information made available to advertise the Event, available at the Event, and the Overview & Notes providing a record of what was discussed at the Event for those who could not attend.
Open House Postcard Invitation
Open House Tri City Herald Display Ad
Open House Display Poster
SMP Public Participation Plan
Open House PowerPoint Presentation
Open House PPP Schedule
Open House Summary- August 1 & 2
Shoreline Advisory Committee (SAC) Opportunities