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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Stormwater Rule Changes Go To Planning Commission

The Planning Commission will host a public hearing on Stormwater inspectionOctober 11 to consider updates to stormwater codes.


Code revisions include adopting the most recent stormwater management manual, adding new language for basin planning and source control of pollutants, and clarifying existing stormwater regulations for consistency. 


The meeting is set for 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, with the option to participate by telephone. The public may provide comment during the meeting or submit written comment in advance. Written statements are due by 4:00 p.m. October 11 to Lisa Plancich at lplancich@mltwa.govComments become part of the public record.


After discussion, the Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council, which is expected to take up the issue at a special meeting on Wednesday, November 10. A public hearing and vote is tentatively scheduled on November 15.


To listen to next week’s meeting via telephone, call 1-253-215-8782. To watch online, go to; 2) Enter meeting ID (874 9091 7463) and click “join” (you will be prompted to install the Zoom application if you do not already have it on your device); 3) Enter passcode (101121).


Additional instructions and the agenda are available at



Photo caption: The city’s stormwater program protects local watersheds that drain into Lake Ballinger, Lake Washington and Puget Sound.

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