Posted on: December 8, 2017

San Juan County acquires 100 acre Odlin South from WA DNR

Odlin South

After a persistent year-long effort by San Juan County, the Odlin South property sale was approved by the WA Board of Natural Resources on December 5, 2017. Council members Jamie Stephens and Rick Hughes, along with County Manager Mike Thomas, made the tr...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: December 7, 2017

NEW REPORTS: Vision Outreach and Natural Resource Lands

Two new reports will be presented to County Council and Planning Commission Next Week.  The reports summarize the community workshops and surveys conducted for the Vision Statement Check-In and the economic analysis of natural resource lands. &am...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Natural Resource Lands Data Indicators, AVAILABLE NOW!

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Check out the new Natural Resource Lands economic data indicators available on the Dept. of Community Development page here: http://www.sanjuanco.com/1360/Natural-Resource-Lands

This page includes interactive charts and graphs to help you explore the infor...

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Click Here for the Data Dashboard * San Juan County News *
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Comp Plan Land Capacity Analysis Methodology draft /2nd Housing Needs Assessment draft Available

Comp Plan Land Capacity Analysis Methodology draft/2nd Housing Needs Assessment draft Available

The draft Land Capacity Analysis Methodology and the 2nd Draft Housing Needs Assessment are available for public review. Presentations on these documents will b...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

Now is the time to get your comments in on San Juan County's Comprehensive Plan Update!  After the Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops last week we know there are plenty of comments out there and would love to gather even more of them. &nb...

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Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Tool * San Juan County News *
Posted on: August 10, 2017

2036 Comprehensive Plan Update documents available for review

The preliminary drafts of the Housing Needs Assessment and the Capital Facilities and Utilities Inventories for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update have been released for preliminary review. These documents are posted on the County website: http://sanjuanc...

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Comprehensive Plan Draft Documents * San Juan County News *

Posted on: December 7, 2017

NEW REPORTS: Vision Outreach and Natural Resource Lands

Two new reports will be presented to County Council and Planning Commission Next Week.  The reports summarize the community workshops and surveys conducted for the Vision Statement Check-In and the economic analysis of natural resource lands. &am...

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Community Development
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Natural Resource Lands Data Indicators, AVAILABLE NOW!

nat res screen grab

Check out the new Natural Resource Lands economic data indicators available on the Dept. of Community Development page here: http://www.sanjuanco.com/1360/Natural-Resource-Lands

This page includes interactive charts and graphs to help you explore the infor...

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Click Here for the Data Dashboard Community Development
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Land Capacity Analysis Methodology Story Map Available Now!

What is the Story Map about?

The Department of Community Development is in the process of developing a Land Capacity Analysis (LCA) Methodology.  A story map walking through the methodology is available here.  This map walks through the s...

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Check out the Story Map here! Community Development
Posted on: October 19, 2017

New Shoreline Regulations Effective October 30.

The updated shoreline regulations go into effect on Monday October 30, 2017. Applications submitted to SJC Department of Community Development on this date must meet the new regulations. After October 30th, a Pre-application meeting is required p...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Comp Plan draft Land Capacity Analysis Methodology/2nd draft Housing Needs Assessment Available

The draft Land Capacity Analysis Methodology and the 2nd Draft Housing Needs Assessment are available for public review. Presentations on these documents will be live-streamed at the following briefings:

County Council: October 16, 2017

Planning Commission:...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

Now is the time to get your comments in on San Juan County's Comprehensive Plan Update!  After the Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops last week we know there are plenty of comments out there and would love to gather even more of them. &nb...

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Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Tool Community Development
Posted on: August 31, 2017

2036 Comprehensive Plan Update documents available for review

The preliminary drafts of the Housing Needs Assessment and the Capital Facilities and Utilities Inventories for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update have been released for preliminary review. These documents are posted on the County website: http://sanjuanc...

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Comprehensive Plan Draft Documents Community Development
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Preliminary Draft Housing Needs Assessment Available For Review

The preliminary draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is available for public review and comment.  This is the first step in amending Element 5 Housing and Appendix 5 Housing Needs Assessment of the Comprehensive Plan.  A preliminary rev...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: August 8, 2017

County Council Adopts 2036 Population Projection

County Council signed Resolution 27 - 2017 adopting a 2036 permanent population as the basis of the Comprehensive Plan update.  A County population of 19, 243 in 2036 is consistent with the range of population figures provided by the OFM and is c...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: May 15, 2017

FEMA Flood Risk Open House

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a Flood Risk Open House on May 10th in Friday Harbor addressing the new flood insurance rate mapping process. Newly released preliminary flood maps provide updated flood hazard areas along the coastlines...Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Population Projection Proposed for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department of Community Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection.  The discussion may be viewed at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/903/Counc...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 15, 2017

2017 DETACHED ADU CONVERSION PERMIT LOTTERY

San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold a lottery for ADU conversion permits, open to the public, on March 8, 2017, at 11:30 am, at the front counter in the DCD office at 135 Rhone St, Friday Harbor, WA. &...

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Community Development

Posted on: November 28, 2017

Fire Extinguisher Recall

38 million fire extinguishers recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. due to nozzle malfunction. The extinguishers may not work during a fire emerg...

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Additional Info... Fire Marshal
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Fall is here. Check you smoke and CO detectors.

The time of year has come where household heating units, wood stoves, and fire places are being used more and more, that makes it a great time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.

Fire Marshal
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Residential Burning Opens Monday, October 2, 2017

Residential burning season will be opening, on Monday, October 2nd. Permits can be
obtained at your local fire district station; Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw.They also can be obtained online by following this link:  http://www.sanjuanco.co...

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Fire Marshal

Posted on: November 7, 2017

WANTED: Day Park Volunteers!

Parks Logo Box

The San Juan County Parks, Recreation, and Fair department is inviting community members to become day park volunteers (opportunities available on different islands). Volunteers can participate in weekly monitoring and/or light litter pick-up, and are inv...

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Additional Volunteer Info... Parks Recreation and Fair