Clark County Council to review electoral precinct map, hold hearings on ethics, 179th Street, parks plan


Clark County Council has a lot to do on Tuesday. Beginning with its 11 a.m. meeting, council will review its most recent map of electoral districts. At its last meeting on April 13, the council asked staff to create a proposed new map that meets criteria established by state law but does not consider the location or neighborhood of councilors’ residences.

The council meets again at 6 p.m. and has three public hearings scheduled.

The first hearing is to review the county’s rules of procedure, which establish the guidelines and processes for the operation of the board. It also includes the Board’s Code of Ethics, which was revised as part of the Board’s discussions of the new Ethics Review Commission and Ethics Oversight Office.

The second public hearing is a review of two ongoing projects: the 179th Street Access and Traffic Management Plan and the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Plan. The 179th Street project, in partnership with the Washington Department of Transportation, includes roadway improvements along northeast 179th from west of Interstate 5 east to northeast 50th Avenue.

The parks, recreation and open space plan prioritizes the operations and development of the county’s park system. An update is required every six years. The latest plan was adopted in 2015.

Also on tonight’s agenda is the continuation of a public hearing on March 1 on the vacant building plot model. The City of Vancouver and other jurisdictions previously said the model’s population estimate was incorrect and asked the county to review its methodology.

The 11 a.m. meeting and the 6 p.m. meeting will be held in a hybrid in-person/virtual format. For agendas or links to meetings, go to https://clark.wa.gov/calendar.

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