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The Planning Commission may recommend inclusion of a proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan in the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program if the following criteria have been met:

A. The proposed amendment presents a matter appropriately addressed through the Comprehensive Plan; and

B. The proposed amendment is in compliance with the three-year limitation rules set forth in LUC 20.30I.130.A.2.d; and

C. The proposed amendment does not raise policy or land use issues that are more appropriately addressed by an ongoing work program approved by the City Council; and

D. The proposed amendment can be reasonably reviewed within the resources and time frame of the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program; and

E. The proposed amendment addresses significantly changed conditions since the last time the pertinent Comprehensive Plan map or text was amended. See LUC 20.50.046 for the definition of “Significantly Changed Conditions”; and

F. When expansion of the geographic scope of an amendment proposal is being considered, shared characteristics with nearby, similarly situated property have been identified and the expansion is the minimum necessary to include properties with those shared characteristics; and

G. The proposed amendment is consistent with current general policies in the Comprehensive Plan for site-specific amendment proposals. The proposed amendment must also be consistent with policy implementation in the Countywide Planning Policies, the Growth Management Act, other state or federal law, and the Washington Administrative Code; or

H. State law requires, or a decision of a court or administrative agency has directed such a change. (Ord. 5650, 1-3-06, § 2)