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Intermittent Phone Service: Incoming calls to Tumwater City Hall impacted by service disruption.

This does not impact emergency calls to 911.

Our service provider has identified the source of the problem, and is working to restore full service. We apologize for an inconvenience this may have caused. 
(last updated Friday, June 22, 2018, 4:15 p.m.)

On Wednesday, October 16th, work to upgrade the VOA website will take place between 1500 UTC and 1900 UTC. Visitors to our website may experience problems during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

On Wednesday, October 16th, work to upgrade the VOA website will take place between 1500 UTC and 1900 UTC. Visitors to our website may experience problems during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Growth Management Act

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Washington State Growth Management Act 

By the late 1980s, Washington's quality of life was threatened by sprawl, traffic congestion, and loss of agricultural and timber lands. Passage of the Growth Management Act (GMA) in 1990 by the State Legislature was in response to these growing concerns. GMA requires all cities and counties to plan for expansion. The fastest growing counties, and cities within them, are required to adopt comprehensive plans and development regulations (e.g. zoning codes) to implement plans. 

The Growth Management Act sets forth 14 goals that comprehensive plans are required to address. The goals address the following topics:

  • Urban Growth
  • Reduce Sprawl
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Property Rights
  • Permits
  • Natural Resource Lands
  • Open Space/Recreation
  • Environment
  • Citizen Participation
  • Public Facilities/Services
  • Historic Preservation
  • Shorelines