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Posted on: April 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 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.

On Monday,
April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department ofCommunity Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection.  The discussion may be viewed at: 
http://www.sanjuanco.com/903/Council-Agendas-and-Video as soon as Council’s videos are
posted this week.

TheDepartment of Community Development recommended the adoption of a 2036 County
population of 19,423.  This projection isbased on the County’s proportionate share of Washington State’s population.  This recommendation has the most statistically
valid result of the analyzed projections. It falls between the medium and high projections for the County issued
by the State Office of Financial Management.  DCD’s April 11, 2017, memo and technicalmemorandum on population may be viewed here. Council Hearing
4/17/2017.

PopulationProjection as Presented to SJCC 

The Planning
Commission will be briefed and take comments on the DCD memo and populationprojection proposal at, or after 8:45 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 in the
Council’s legislative hearing room, 55 Second St. Friday Harbor, WA.

Commentswith the subject line, Population Projection, may be submitted to: compplancomments@sanjuanco.com

After the Planning Commission
briefing and preliminary public comments are considered, staff will obtaindirection from the Council before scheduling a public hearing on the proposal.

Once
selected, the County will allocate the projected population growth to theCounty’s rural areas, UGAs and activity centers for the twenty year planning
horizon.  Identifying the County’s 2036population is a key component of correctly sizing the County’s Urban Growth
Areas (UGAs), assessing the community’s future housing and transportationneeds, and identifying and establishing priorities for capital improvement
projects.

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