Host Kris Halterman discusses the Growth Management Act with experts Ed Kilduff from Lopez Island (hydro geologist) and Glen Morgan of the Freedom Foundation (property rights specialist). What are the 13 principles of the Act? What has been the results of its implementation after 24 years?
Rather than centralize planning and decision-making at the state level, the GMA built on Washington’s strong traditions of local government control and regional diversity. The GMA established state goals, set deadlines for compliance, offered direction on how to prepare local comprehensive plans and regulations and set forth requirements for early and continuous public participation. Within the framework provided by the mandates of the Act, local governments have many choices regarding the specific content of comprehensive plans and implementing development regulations.Show Outline Download Show