What is the Growth Management Act?
The Growth Management Act was adopted into law by the Washington State Legislature in 1990 to address ways to accommodate growth. It requires the fastest-growing cities and counties complete comprehensive plans and development regulations to guide future growth. All jurisdictions are required to protect critical environmental areas and conserve natural resource lands, such as farms and forests. The GMA calls for communities to review and, if necessary, revise their plans and regulations every eight years to ensure they remain up-to-date.

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1. What is a Comprehensive Plan?
2. What is the annual Comprehensive Plan amendment process?
3. What is annexation and how does it work?
4. What is an Urban Growth Area?
5. What is the Growth Management Act?