Public Works City Planning Services

The planning services team is responsible for both current and long term planning of the community to ensure and support responsible and coordinated growth.

The Consulting Planner:

  • Assists the community in developing and refining a comprehensive vision for long-term livability. The planner manages periodic updates of the resulting Comprehensive Plan to ensure compliance to Washington State's Growth Management Act (GMA).
  • Assists community leaders in implementing the Comprehensive Plan through periodic updates of development regulations found in the La Center Municipal Code.
  • Coordinates land use and planning activities with other local, state and federal agencies.
  • Interprets and applies development regulations to smaller land use applications. Coordinates public hearings for larger applications and serves as the city's advocate before a hearing examiner.
  • Serves as lead staff to the City Council and Planning Commission on matters related to land use and development.

Useful Information

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    Critical Areas
    Current Use / Open Space Taxation Act
    Development Review
    Home Businesses
    Impact Fees
    Deferral of Impact Fees
    Setbacks / Fencing
    Street Vendors
    Tree Removal
    Williams Pipeline

Meet our Team

Consulting Planner

Ethan Spoo, AICP
Senior Planner, WSP