Climate Resiliency Plan



2023 Port Angeles Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Climate Resiliency - Comprehensive Plan Integration  

The City is undertaking an effort to integrate the policies and actions identified in the Climate Resiliency Plan into the Port Angeles Comprehensive Plan. This ensures that the policies driving the City's future are informed by actions that have been identified as necessary steps to building community-wide climate resilience. Click here for more information about the Port Angeles Comprehensive Plan.  

CPA No. 23-26 Public Hearing Documents

Process Steps

A Planning Commission Special Meeting to discuss Climate Resiliency - Comprehensive Plan Integration occurred on February 8, 2023 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at City Hall Council Chambers and Live on Webex. Materials from that meeting are linked below. 

Department of Community & Economic Development staff attended the 38th Annual KONP Home Show on March 18th & 19th at Port Angeles High School to answer questions about the plan integration effort

The Planning Commission discussed the draft Comprehensive Plan containing climate resiliency goals & policies at the regular meeting of the Planning Commission on April 26, 2023 at 6:00 PM. Click here to access meeting information. 

The Planning Commission considered the draft Comprehensive Plan containing climate resiliency goals & policies and updated land use categories at a public hearing on May 24, 2023 at 6:00 PM. The Planning Commission moved to recommend approval of Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 23-26 to the City Council as modified by the Planning Commission through motion.

Planning Commission Public Hearing - 2023 Comprehensive Plan Amendment
📅 May 24, 2023 (postponed from May 10, 2023) 
 6:00 PM
📍 City Hall Council Chambers, 321 E 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362 or virtually through Webex

Link to recording of Planning Commission public hearing: 

The City Council considered the draft Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing on June 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM. 

City Council Public Hearing - 2023 Comprehensive Plan Amendment
📅 June 6, 2023   
 6:30 PM
📍 City Hall Council Chambers, 321 E 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362 or virtually through Webex 

The City Council passed Ordinance No. 3715 adopting an amended Comprehensive Plan at the June 20, 2023 regular meeting. 

The amended Comprehensive Plan is available as Exhibit B of Ordinance No. 3715

Next Step: The City will rely upon the amended Comprehensive Plan as a policy foundation for implementing climate resiliency actions consistent with the goals & policies of the amended Comprehensive Plan. 


Final Resiliency Plan Adoption

The City Council adopted the Port Angeles Climate Resiliency Plan on June 21, 2022. City Staff thanks everyone who took the time to participate and provide input at every stage of the process. This Plan could not have been developed so successfully without you! 

Climate Resiliency Implementation Plan

Starting in July of 2022, a separate implementation process began that prioritizes the Climate Resiliency Plan's actions for near, middle and long-term completion. The Implementation Plan development process has been paid for through federal grant assistance awarded to the North Olympic Development Council. The grant provides technical assistance to facilitate regional and local climate action planning. The implementation plan was adopted in November of 2022.

City Staff worked with the NODC and consultant Cascadia Consulting to organize early involvement during Summer 2022 with five stakeholder working sessions involving local and regional stakeholders, community members, and subcommittee members that focused on each element of the plan. The input received during the working sessions was incorporated into the draft plan.  The Climate Resiliency Plan was adopted prior to the Implementation Plan, which focuses more on:

  • How actions should be prioritized and their timelines
  • Lead agencies/departments
  • Equity
  • Affordability
  • Targets and indicators used to measure success
  • Roles/responsibilities
  • Funding opportunities
  • Partners and coordination

Next Steps

The next steps in the  public process include Planning Commission meetings to discuss implementation of the final Implementation Plan into the City of Port Angeles Comprehensive Plan. Meeting dates are to be determined. For more information on upcoming public meetings, please visit the City's meetings and agendas page:

  1. How Can I Get Involved?
  2. Meeting Agendas and Recordings
  3. Planning Process Background
  4. Educational Resources
  5. Project Deliverables
  6. Climate Action Event Calendar

The Port Angeles Climate Resiliency Plan is a roadmap to increasing our City and community’s resilience to sea level rise, increased drought, and other climate impacts while doing our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Plan’s focus on resilience also means it will bolster public health and emergency management services, support affordable housing and fair development, improve public transit and walkability, and support local, living wage green jobs. The Climate Resiliency Plan will build on existing work the City has done and identify new opportunities for ambitious, feasible, and equitable climate action. As a result, Port Angeles will join cities around Washington State in meeting the state goal to be carbon neutral by 2050 and preparing residents and businesses for future climate change.