When the legislature passed the Growth Management Act (GMA) in1990, the Act offered three major promises to those of us who supported its passage. For those of us who chose to implement the Act, these promises loomed as three formidable challenges. These promises, or challenges, were:
- Protecting critical and natural resource areas,
- Focusing new growth into designated urban growth areas, and
- Ensuring that new development would be served efficiently by adequate public facilities.
Washington State Growth Management Act links and informative documents: