• Heather Nicholson

The Comp Plan and its Update Set the Terms for SJ County into the Future

Updated: Jul 19


San Juan County’s Comprehensive Plan is its core and guiding document, from which all planning and management comes.

Brent Lyles, Executive Director of Friends of the San Juans, makes the Comp Plan understandable in this first segment, as he explains how it works and why it came into being. In the next segment, he’ll share practical tips and information about how to provide public comment on the Comp Plan update process underway, that will shape the future for nonhuman and human life in the San Juans.



San Juan County's web page for current staff reports about the Comp Plan. Click on the titles of each Element, like Land Use.


San Juan County's web page that provides the agendas for upcoming Planning Commission meetings.

Friends of the San Juans' guide to Comp Plan engagement.

June 27, 2021 op-ed from Brent Lyles about the process and importance of public engagement.

A good overview of Comp Plans, from the nonprofit Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington (MRSC).

Friends of the San Juans, R. Brent Lyles, Executive Director

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