Meetings | Materials

Throughout the process have been several opportunities to engage in review and discussion of the regional Shoreline Master Program. Early in the process, members of the public were invited to a community visioning workshop. Throughout the process, two standing committees, a Technical Advisory Committee(TAC) and a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), have assisted in the Regional SMP update.

Upcoming opportunities for public participation will include an open house during the 60-day review period for the Final Draft SMP, and public hearings in each participating jurisdiction prior to adoption of the Final SMPs. Members of the public may attend any of these meetings or can access meeting materials and general background information on the regional SMP update by following the links below.

Public Hearings
Study Sessions
Citizen Advisory Committee
Technical Advisory Committee
Open House Events
Community Visioning

Public Hearings Back to Top

Each participating jurisdiction will conduct its own public hearings and approval process. For information on hearings in Ellensburg, Cle Elum, or South Cle Elum, please contact those jurisdictions directly.

A Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014 and Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

Date & Time Location
Start hearing
September 16, 2014
6:00 PM
Commissioners' Auditorium
205 West 5th Room 109
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Date & Time Location
Start hearing
September 24, 2014
6:00 PM
Upper District Court
700 E. 1st Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922

September 16 & 24, 2014 Public Hearing Materials

A Kittitas County Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

Date & Time Location
Start hearing
August 12, 2014
6:30 PM
Commissioners' Auditorium
205 West 5th Room 109
Ellensburg, WA 98926

August 12, 2014 Public Hearing Materials

Study Sessions Back to Top

On August 27th, 2012, the Board of County Commissioners and Kittitas County Planning Commission held a joint study session for County staff to communicate the results of the initial work in the regional SMP update process and next steps for coordination with the Critical Areas Ordinance update process. The agenda and materials reviewed at the study session are listed below.

August 27, 2012 Study Session Materials

Citizen Advisory Committee Back to Top

The purpose of the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) is to provide assistance in preparing final recommendations on shoreline environment designations and goals, policies and use regulations. Members of the public may attend CAC meetings and address the Committee with their thoughts and ideas. Up to ten minutes will be provided at the beginning of each meeting for public comment. The public is also encouraged to submit written comments.

The final Citizen Advisory Committee meeting, a joint meeting with the Technical Advisory Committee, is scheduled for December 4, 2013 at the Ellensburg City Council Chambers, 501 N. Anderson St., Ellensburg, WA.

CAC Contact list and CAC Rules of Procedures.

CAC Meeting on December 4, 2013 - Joint meeting with TAC

Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Documents:

Cumulative Impact Analysis (CIA) Documents:

Restoration Plan Documents:

Department of Ecology SMP Handbook:

CAC Meeting on March 20, 2013

CAC Meeting on February 20, 2013

CAC Meeting on January 9, 2013

CAC Meeting on November 14, 2012

Draft Shoreline Master Program

Shoreline Master Program Critical Areas

Channel Migration Zone Mapping

Other

CAC Meeting on October 17, 2012

Technical Advisory Committee Back to Top

The purpose of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is to help focus technical discussions and identify key technical and policy issues associated with the SMP update process. Members of the public may attend TAC meetings and address the Committee with their thoughts and ideas. Up to ten minutes will be provided at the beginning of each meeting for public comment. The public is also encouraged to submit written comments.

The final Technical Advisory Committee meeting, a joint meeting with the Citizen Advisory Committee, is scheduled for December 4, 2013 at the Ellensburg City Council Chambers, 501 N. Anderson St., Ellensburg, WA.

TAC Contact List

TAC Rules of Procedure

TAC Meeting on December 4, 2013 - Joint meeting with CAC

Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Documents:

Cumulative Impact Analysis (CIA) Documents:

Restoration Plan Documents:

Department of Ecology SMP Handbook:

TAC Meeting on August 10, 2012

TAC Meeting on July 13, 2012

TAC Meeting on June 8, 2012

TAC Meeting on May 18, 2012

TAC Meeting on April 6, 2012

Open House Events Back to Top

January 2014 Open House Materials

On January 29, 2014, the County hosted an open house public meeting event at Ellensburg City Council Chambers on behalf of the multi-jurisdictional regional Shoreline Master Program (SMP) update. Approximately 30 people attended the meeting.

The primary purpose of the meeting was to introduce the Final Draft SMPs that have been completed for each of the four participating jurisdictions (Kittitas County, City of Ellensburg, City of Cle Elum, and Town of South Cle Elum). The open house event included a status update on the project, information about the proposed policies and regulations, overview of how each jurisdiction’s SMP is unique, instructions for submitting comments on the proposals, and a discussion of next steps. Staff and consultants were available to answer questions and help property and business owners understand how the proposed policies and regulations could impact future development proposals.

General Information Applicable to All Jurisdictions:

Kittitas County Documents:

SMP Document and Appendices
Supporting Documents

City of Ellensburg Documents:

SMP Document and Appendices
Supporting Documents

City of Cle Elum Documents:

SMP Document and Appendices
Supporting Documents

Town of South Cle Elum Documents:

SMP Document and Appendices
Supporting Documents

November 2012 Public Open House Materials

On November 15th, 2012, the County hosted an open house public meeting event on behalf of the multi-jurisdictional regional Shoreline Master Program (SMP) update. Approximately 20 people attended the meeting. The primary purpose of the open house was to introduce the draft proposed shoreline environment designation maps and the draft shoreline master program, and to solicit early comments from the public. Public comments on these materials are encouraged as the maps and shoreline master program are revised throughout the process.

July 2012 Open House Materials

On July 18th and 19th, 2012, the County hosted two open house public meeting events on behalf of the multi-jurisdictional regional Shoreline Master Program (SMP) update. These events kicked-off the community visioning process. Developing a community vision for the shoreline is part of the public participation process for SMP.

Community Visioning Back to Top

On behalf of the participating jurisdictions, the County hosted a series of Community Visioning events in the summer of 2012 and solicited feedback through a community visioning questionnaire. The purpose of this outreach was to:

  • Gain an understanding of the common shorelines interests held by participants.
  • Give the public an opportunity to review and understand the framework for the SMP update. This includes the shoreline conditions discussed in the Inventory and Characterization report the statewide interests expressed by the SMA, and the requirements of the SMP Guidelines, including the standard to achieve no net loss of shoreline ecological conditions.
  • Identify community goals and aspirations for local shorelines within this framework.
  • Help to develop shoreline environment designation criteria, policies, uses and regulations.

Based on feedback gathered at the community visioning events and through the questionnaire, the following vision statements were developed:

  • Shorelines should continue to be used and enjoyed in the many ways the community uses and enjoys them today.
  • Shorelines should continue to provide recreational opportunities for boating, hiking, fishing, and other types of recreation.
  • The shorelines should play an important role in flood hazard prevention; and regulations guiding development should minimize development in flood prone areas.
  • Success of fish recovery efforts should continue, and the region’s lakes and streams should have thriving populations of fish that will support recreational fishing opportunities for all ages.

A more thorough discussion of community visioning results can be found in the Community Visioning Report (October 2012).

September Workshop Materials