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Appendix C – Growth Target Procedure Steps for GF-5

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1. Initial Growth Targets: Initial population, housing, and employment projections shall be based on the following sources:

a. The most recently published official 20-year population projections for Snohomish County from the Office of Financial Management (OFM);

b. The Puget Sound Regional Council's (PSRC) most recent population and employment distribution as represented in the VISION 2040 Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) ; and

c. A further distribution of the population and employment RGS allocations to jurisdictions in each of the PSRC regional geographies in Snohomish County to arrive at initial subcounty population, housing, and employment projections.

Results of the initial growth target allocation process shall be shown in Appendix B of the CPPs. These initial allocations shall be used for at least one of the plan alternatives evaluated by jurisdictions for their GMA plan updates.

2. Target Reconciliation: Once the GMA comprehensive plan updates of jurisdictions in Snohomish County are adopted, the Snohomish County Tomorrow (SCT) process shall be used to review and, if necessary, adjust the population, housing, and employment growth targets contained in Appendix B of the CPPs.

a. The County and cities shall jointly review the preferred growth alternatives in adopted local comprehensive plans for discrepancies with the target allocation associated with the County's preferred plan alternative.

b. Based on the land supply, permitted densities, capital facilities, urban service capacities and other information associated with the preferred growth alternatives of adopted local comprehensive plans, the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) of SCT shall recommend to the SCT Steering Committee a reconciled 20-year population, housing, and employment allocation.

c. The SCT Steering Committee shall review and recommend to the County Council a reconciled 20-year population, housing, and employment allocation. Substantial consideration shall be given to the plan of each jurisdiction, and the recommendation shall be consistent with the GMA and the CPPs.

d. The County Council shall consider the recommendation of the Steering Committee and shall replace Appendix B of the CPPs with a reconciled 20-year population, housing, and employment allocation.

3. Long Term Monitoring: Subsequent to target reconciliation, SCT shall maintain a long term monitoring process to review annually the population, housing, and employment growth targets contained in Appendix B of the CPPs.

a. Snohomish County and the cities shall jointly monitor the following:

i. Estimated population and employment growth;

ii. Annexations and incorporations;

iii. Residential and non-residential development trends;

iv. Availability and affordability of housing.

b. Results of the target monitoring program shall be published in a growth monitoring report developed by the PAC.

4. Target Adjustments: The SCT process may be used to consider adjustments to the population, housing, and employment growth targets contained in Appendix B of the CPPs.

a. Based on the results of the long term monitoring process, the PAC may review and recommend to the SCT Steering Committee an adjustment to the population, housing, and employment targets.

b. The SCT Steering Committee shall review a PAC recommendation to adjust growth targets and may recommend to the County Council, an adjustment to the population, housing, and employment targets. Adjustments to the growth targets shall be based on the results of the target monitoring program and shall be consistent with the GMA and the CPPs.

c. The County Council shall consider the recommendation of the Steering Committee and may amend Appendix B of the CPPs with adjusted population, housing, and employment targets for cities, UGAs, and rural areas.

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