Environment
Growth Management

The League supports legislation that assures that land use decisions protect resource lands, forests, shorelines, rural areas and agriculture, and also enhance climate resilience.


Issue Team Chair: Cynthia Stewart, cstewart@lwvwa.org
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Interested in getting involved with this topic? Contact Cynthia Stewart


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Overview of the 2024 Legislative Session

2024 begins a multi-year process during which local jurisdictions’ comprehensive plans will be updated. These updates must include provisions for housing for all income levels and climate mitigation and resilience strategies. The comprehensive plans are a 20-year view into the future but are updated every 10 years.

Since such large changes were made in 2023 and the planning is in progress, not a lot of additional work is anticipated in the 2024 legislative session. However, League will support these bills if they are heard this year. Additionally, there is likely to be a bill that would authorize co-housing statewide, which League would also support.


Updates
If there is a major update on a bill, action chairs may want to write up a report detailing changes or summarizing debate in committee.


2024 Growth Management Legislation

Priority Bills

Bills in green are supported. Bills in red are opposed by the League. Bills in black the League is watching.

To be added.

Other Bills
Bills in green are supported. Bills in red are opposed by the League. Bills in black the League is watching.

To be added.


How To Be Involved

  • If you are interested in a particular bill, use the links above to go to the webpage for that bill. These pages include staff summaries and reports including who testified PRO versus CON on the bill. There is also information about how to access videos of hearings that have been held.
  • If you do nothing else, please scan the LWVWA Legislative Action Newsletter each week (it's distributed each Sunday during the legislative session) and respond to the Action Alerts .
  • Contact Cynthia Stewart, Growth Management Issue Chair, with questions or for additional information.

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