The City is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA). The SMA requires each SMP be reviewed and revised, if needed, on an eight-year schedule established by the Legislature. The review ensures the SMP stays current with changes in laws and rules, remains consistent with other City of Everett plans and regulations, and is responsive to changed circumstances, new information, and improved data.
A joint local/state public hearing was hosted by the Planning Commission on February 19, 2019. The Planning Commission took action on the draft amendments at their meeting on March 19, 2019. The Planning Commission action is a recommendation to the City Council.