Growth management and land use
decision and influence system architecture...
In the context of land use, quality of life, and comprehensive planning, these are the major "who" roles important to the influence and decision system:
Stakeholders: Users or beneficiaries
Stakeholders include residents, commuters, consumers, investors (land owners, home owners and business owners), advocates (special interests, and sponsors (legislators)
Voters: Registered voters
Decision Makers: Boards, committees, and councils
Enforcers: Regulatory enforcement agencies
Service Providers: Service (e.g. utilities, police, fire) owners and delivery agencies
Citizen Participation Groups
Activist, "watchdog", associations
The "Who" question is answered by listing all the Organizations and Individuals that are important to the system, in this case the land use influence or decision making system.
At the detail level, Documentation includes the roles along with their responsibilities, accountabilities, and authorities. It's important to note that in this context "accountabilities" are to measurable outcomes, not just to a higher-level authority. If higher-level authorities are used, the documentation would include the outcome objectives of that group.
Roles receive Inputs and use Work to produce Outputs. Therefore the "Who" models are of Work Flow where the Who is the Work Unit and the Outputs and Inputs are Work Products.
In the Growth Management context, the major outputs are Decisions and Legislation, therefore the fundamental model is a Decision and Influence Model
To learn more about the Roles (Who) view of the system look here... As with all architectural representations, the "who" list represents current experience. Corrections and additions are encouraged and welcome. eMail
Align Stakeholders, Investors, Sponsors, and Advocates
Influence Decision Makers
Provide Service Providers with Customer Feedback
Leverage Citizen Participation Groups
Stakeholders include: Residents, Consumers, Investors, and Advocates
Residents Live in the Neighborhood. Consumers, including commuters, Use Good, Service, & Infrastructure in the Neighborhood. Investors Speculate on Resources in the Neighborhood. Advocates Lobby Special Interest for the Neighborhood.
Residents include anyone who considers their residence in the Neighborhood as primary short-term Residency.
Consumers include anyone that contracts for Goods & Services, both public and private, provided from or to the Neighborhood, or uses Infrastructure (e.g. roadways) inside or critically connected to the Neighborhood.
Commuters include all origination-destination possibilities (in>out, out>in, in>in, and out>out).
Investors include land owners (including developers) and home owners.
The WA State Members of The National Association of Realtors are an organization of interest. They have written information and position statements on the NAR web site (see column to the right). A keyword search on "washington" will yield some interesting articles on the realty situation in Washington State including writings on the WA State Growth Management Act.
As Investors, Realtors motivation is to create "churn" in the realty market and to maximize the number of Real Estate Units available.
Advocates include anyone who has a Special Interest in the Neighborhood.
Voters include all citizens currently registered to Vote.
Decision Makers include government representatives.
King County Executive - Ron Sims
King County Council Representative - Reagan Dunn
Legislative District 41 - Position 1: Fred Jarrett (R); Position 2: Judy Clibborn (D)
Legislative District 5 - Position 1: Jay Ronde (R); Position 2: Glenn Anderson (R)
Legislative District 41 - Brian Weinstein (D) 2009
Legislative District 5 - Cheryl Pflug (R)
Assist and guide local governments, state agencies, and others in planning and achieving effective solution to manage growth and development, consistent with the Growth Management Act.
GMS provides assistance and guidance for planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA) passed in 1990. It helps cities and counties preparing for future growth to comply with the GMA and to provide facilities, services, and housing consistent with the goals of the GMA. GMS accomplishes this through its many services:
Citizen Participation Groups include any individual or entity formally Advocating a position and focuses on informing the Stakeholders and/or Influencing the Decision Makers.
The principal citizen participation groups on the east Renton plateau:
CARE, a citizens activist group started in 2002, began by becoming involved in development activities attempting to influence the quality of the build out. Over the years, CARE has been involved in a dozen or more such transactions many of which are designed to hold agencies and developers accountable for the outcomes of their developments.
As transactions were handled by CARE, an "agenda" began to emerge highlighted by the belief that King County has demonstrated that it's priorities are not with local services and that there is a great deal of pressure by the State and the County to incorporate all unincorporated areas inside the Urban Growth Boundary which includes the plateau east of Renton.
CARE is a non-profit corporation. They provide information and education to those that chose to be on their distribution lists.
ERPCC, among other activities, campaigned for the incorporation of the Briar area on the plateau east of Renton. Currently, they are active in campaigning against annexation of the plateau into Renton. There agenda is based on the idea that Renton is not a quality government and is not to be trusted.
The Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council (FCUAC) is one of six area councils created by the King County Citizens Participation Initiative. The area covered by FCUAC includes the unincorporated area on the plateau east of Renton.
FCUAC has five committees, executive, law and justice, elections, growth management, and communications.
FCUAC charter documents and membership are available on it's web site.
Home Owner Associations are created to provide oversight of a set of covenants, conditions, and restrictions placed on the property inside a "common-interest" development. HOAs use rules intended to protect the community and to preserve or improve property values.
The oversight responsibilities fall to volunteer committees of private owners with help from professional property managers and lawyers.
There are approximately a dozen HOAs on the plateau east of Renton.
The Skyfire Home Owners' Association is a member/owner HOA and one of the HOAs active on the plateau.
Created in 1988 in response to the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions imposed by Henderson Homes, the developer of Skyfire Ridge and applicable to the titles of the homes in Skyfire Ridge.
Currently operates these committees:
· Structural Review Committee
· Landscape Committee
· Governmental Affairs Committee
· Membership Committee
· Emergency Planning – Block Watch Committee
The Structural Review and Landscape Committees are led by the Chief Architect who has oversight responsibility for both committees and reports to the Skyfire Home Owners’ Association’s Board of Directors
The model of the Skyfire HOA and it's position in the context model is currently being created.
Willowbrook Lane Homeowners Association (UBI 601 637 784)