Pierce County is preparing a strategy plan for the Clear Creek Flooding Project. The county is currently in the process of getting consultant support to develop the plan. A consultant will be selected in early 2018.
The strategy plan is developed to provide a long-range vision for a community or program. They are like road maps - helping chart a course between the present and an intended destination. The plan is flexible with living guidelines and policies and able to adjust and adapt.
The strategy plan builds on and supplements the existing work on the Clear Creek Flooding Project. The strategy plan develops the vision and framework that will guide the prioritization of farm, fish and floodplain elements in the area.
The strategy plan will include:
Vision and goals for the project
Purpose and need - including a needs assessment for farm, fish and floodplain
Planning context with related planning efforts in the area
Baseline and assessment of opportunities and constraints
Stakeholder input and needs and stakeholder communication plan
Decision making process and issue resolution process
Implementation strategies and action plans for projects, studies and processes such as schedule and funding strategies
Extensive stakeholder engagement and technical working groups are already in place to determine current circumstances. These efforts are led by Pierce County and Floodplains for the Future.