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Growth Management Hearings Board

Helps local governments manage growth and serves the citizens of the State of Washington. The Board makes informed decisions on appeals arising from the implementation of the Growth Management Act in a clear, consistent, timely and impartial manner that recognizes the diversity of the three board jurisdictional regions. It was created by the Growth Management Act (GMA), RCW 36.70A, in 1990, which sought to create a method for comprehensive land use planning involving citizens, communities, counties, cities, and the private sector that would prevent uncoordinated and unplanned growth.