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Municipalities are locations within counties, where regulation and services are managed by a city or town government. Many important ecosystem management activities are delegated by the state to municipalities. For example, each municipality makes its own decision about how to implement the Growth Management Act or the Shoreline Master Program, and through zoning and regulation controls Land Cover and Development. Development frequently occurs within municipal boundaries, which becomes the driver for Mitigation and [[Transfer of Development Rights programs. Because of their exposure to the concerns of their citizens, small staffs, and requirements to implement local, state and federal laws, municipalities may object to the application of state and federal authorities.

Page under development

  • We need a rational decision for whether munipipalities are places or workgroups or both. I think the answer is both.
  • Visit the workgroup page and identify cities and towns.
  • Add the [[category:municipal] tag
  • Create an automatic list of that category here
  • Reference legal issues related to municipal authority.



Here is a complete list of municipalities in Puget Sound region with 2014 population estimates

And other places, where I am unsure of their legal status: