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DocuSign Envelope ID: D70FO3F9-EA68-48A6-8D8F-CE22286EOD10 <br /> Ordinance No. 4016 <br /> An Ordinance Amending the Development Regulations Contained <br /> in Anacortes Municipal Code Title 19, Unified Development Code, <br /> Chapter 19.74 Floodplain Management <br /> Whereas, on July 18, 2016, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2982 adopting a new Comprehensive <br /> Plan pursuant to the City's periodic Growth Management Act Comprehensive Plan amendment and <br /> update process; and <br /> Whereas, the Anacortes Comprehensive Plan provides guidance for amending the Anacortes Municipal <br /> Code (AMC) development regulations and official zoning map to implement its land use,housing, <br /> economic development,transportation, environment and conservation, and other goals and policies; and <br /> Whereas,the proposed amendments to the development regulations and official zoning map were <br /> initiated by the City in accordance with the requirements of the Growth Management Act and AMC <br /> 19.16.030(B), subsequent to the adoption of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan; and <br /> Whereas,the City Council adopted Ordinance 3040 adopting new Development Regulations; and <br /> Whereas,the City Council desires to amend AMC Chapter 19.74 Floodplain Management for <br /> consistency with Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) and National Flood Insurance <br /> Program, (NFIP)guidelines; and <br /> Whereas,when development occurs within the 100-year floodplain, the City Council seeks to minimize <br /> risk to people,property and the environment; and <br /> Whereas,Floodplain Management regulations have not been updated since 2008 and require updates for <br /> consistency with FEMA and NFIP guidelines based on Department of Ecology review; and <br /> Whereas, a public comment opportunity was provided for certain amendments to AMC Chapter 19.74 at <br /> the August 25 2021, October 27, 2021 and the March 9,2022 Public Hearing before the Planning <br /> Commission; and <br /> Whereas,the City Council considered the Planning Commission recommendation at a meeting on July <br /> 11, 2022. <br /> Now, therefore, the City Council of the City of Anacortes does ordain as follows: <br /> Section 1. Findings. The above recitals are hereby adopted by reference as legislative findings in <br /> support of this ordinance. The City Council further enters the following findings: <br /> Section 2. Development Reiulation Amendments Adopted. The Anaeortes Municipal Code is <br /> amended as described in Attachment A. <br />