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Snohomish County announces Maltby Area Advisory Board formation

Maltby area land use map. Purple and blue areas indicate industrial use and green areas indicate agricultural use. Image courtesy of Snohomish County GIS mapping.
Maltby area land use map. Purple and blue areas indicate industrial use and green areas indicate agricultural use. Image courtesy of Snohomish County GIS mapping.

From a Snohomish County News Release.

After extensive community input, the county has also decided to leave the commercial/industrial standards in the Maltby UGA unchanged for now.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers and County Councilmember Sam Low announced on April 2, 2018, the formation of the Maltby Area Advisory Board (MAAB). The MAAB, an ad hoc advisory group, will provide advice to the county on development and planning issues facing the Maltby area.

We have heard the concerns of our neighbors from Maltby and want to ensure we establish structures to give them an appropriate voice in the development of their community,” said Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive.

Since Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, we need to ensure we are listening to our local communities. The Maltby Area Advisory Board will help us do just that. I am honored to work with Councilmember Low on this high-priority issue.”

“In announcing the new Maltby Area Advisory Board, we want to give a voice to those who want to contribute to the development of their community,” said Sam Low, Snohomish County Councilmember from District 5, which includes the Maltby area.

I applaud Executive Somers for his approach to these important development issues that impact our residents’ lives.”

In addition, the county today announced that the commercial/industrial standards for the Maltby area UGA will remain unchanged for now.

After significant public input concerned about proposed changes to the commercial/industrial standards to the UGA, the county determined that it was not in the best interests of the community or the county to make any immediate changes. The constructive dialogue with the community, however, did generate the idea for the advisory board.

The board will be composed of three community members and three members of the business community. The board will be chaired by Jim Langston, Chair of the Snohomish County Planning Commission. Board members will have terms of two years.

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