Vision Statement: Our community's Rural Character will be supported by facilitating strong local ties and communication between the public, organizations, and government; promoting locally owned businesses and supporting quality education; protecting the environment, and maintaining landowners' rights and responsibilities; promoting controlled and well-planned growth with appropriate infrastructure; ensuring proper representation for rural interests and needs; and supporting the health and safety and the privacy of our vibrant community.
KC Comp Plan
Service Area Map
KC Comp Plan
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About the Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council
The Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council (GMVUAC) is an all-volunteer, locally elected advisory body to the King County Council. All members reside in the unincorporated portion of Tahoma School District #409 (see Service Area Map). The Area Council represents and advocates with King County, state officials, and other organizations for our unincorporated area's citizens' interests. Regular meetings occur on the first Monday of each month. (Read more ....)
The Area Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 14, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Maple Valley fire station (SE corner of intersection of SE 231st St & SR-169).
Our invited guest will be Major Ron Griffin from the King County Sheriff's Office.
All members of the public are invited to attend. During the Public Comment period at the start of each meeting, members of the public can address the Area Council on any local issue.
2016 King County Comprehensive Plan Update
King County has started its update to the King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP).
Every fourth year a major review of the plan is conducted. The 2016 four-year cycle began in February with the release of a set of “Topical Areas” to be addressed. The GMVUAC submitted comments on these “Topical Areas” by the 2/17 deadline.
Working on the KCCP is one of the most important things the GMVUAC does. As such, four Groups have been formed with members from our subject-matter Committees to work on specific Chapters. Here is the process being followed:
1. Review existing KCCP to identify key issues and policies. COMPLETE.Citizens can submit comments to: COMPPLAN@kingcounty.gov and provide comments to the Area Council at its monthly meetings.
2. Prepare and submit recommended policy changes to King County Executive Office for inclusion in the Public Review Draft (PRD) (April-August 2015). COMPLETE.
Chapter 2 - Urban Committees
Chapter 3 - Rural Area and Natural Resource Lands
Chapter 4 - Environment
Chapter 6 - Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Resources
Chapter 7 - Transportation
Chapter 8 - Services, Facilities, and Utilities
Chapter 9 - Economic Development
Area Zoning and Land Use Proposals
Rural Economic Strategies Update
3. Conduct detailed assessment of PRD (November-December 2015).
4. Prepare and submit comments on PRD to King County Executive Office for inclusion in the Executive-Recommended KCCP Update (Late December2015)
5. Conduct detailed assessment of Executive-Recommended KCCP Update (Spring 2016).
6. Prepare and submit comments comments on Executive-Recommended KCCP Update to KC Council (Spring-Summer 2016).
Items of Interest
2014 Operating Model Train Show
The Area Council hosted its annual community-wide Operating Model Train Show on Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, at the Gracie Hansen Community Center, located at 27132 SE Ravensdale Way in Ravensdale. See 2014 Train Show.