R esidents have an opportunity to help decide how land in Maple Valley is used for changes such as new shops and roads.
The City Council is recruiting people to serve on Maple Valley’s Planning Commission — and the deadline to apply is this Friday, Feb. 24.
The Planning Commission is “one of the most important bodies in local government,” says Ty Peterson, the city’s Director of Community Development.
In this growing community, the Planning Commission meets two Wednesday evenings a month to study proposals for new retail developments, road expansion and environmental concerns, among other issues. The commission then recommends actions to City Council, which then makes the final decisions.
The city needs planning commissioners, who serve for four years, and alternate planning commissioners, who serve for two.
People who apply must be residents or property owners inside the city limits, and they must “have an interest in environmental affairs, planning, land use, and residential and commercial development as evidenced by training, experience, or actions.”
Contact City Council for an application. Read more HERE or call (425) 413-8800.