Plan to add electric-vehicle stations charges ahead

June 29, 2010

By Staff

The city could change development rules to allow more electric-vehicle charging stations in Issaquah.

Council Land & Shore Committee members will discuss the proposed changes to the city Land Use Code on July 12. The full City Council will likely consider the electric-vehicle proposal by late summer.

Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation into law last year to ease development of infrastructure to accommodate electric vehicles.

The legislation mandated certain cities, including Issaquah, to allow battery-charging stations, battery-exchange stations and other electric-vehicle infrastructure. The mandate requires development rules to be amended in Issaquah and cities along Interstate 90 and other major arteries.

The city Planning Policy Commission discussed proposed code changes June 17.

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