• Consistency between the County Comprehensive Plan and the comprehensive plans of all municipalities within the County
  • Consistency of comprehensive plans of each municipality and county with comprehensive plans of neighboring municipalities and counties with common borders or faced with related regional issues
  • Consistency of development regulations with the comprehensive plan
  • Consistency of capital budget decisions with the comprehensive plan
  • Consistency with the Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) Multicounty Planning Policies (MPPs) as required by RCW 36.70A.210(7)
  • Consistency of state agency actions in relation to the location, financing and expansion of transportation systems and other public facilities with county and municipal comprehensive planning

A second planning tenet which the Growth Management Act promotes is concurrency — i.e., that concept that public facilities and services necessary to serve new development at adopted level of service standards are actually available at the time of development. The concurrency requirement is stated generally in the planning goals as follows:

Ensure that those public facilities and services necessary to support development shall be adequate to serve the development at the time the development is available for occupancy and use without decreasing current service levels below locally established minimum standards.

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