Resolving encroachment is a shared responsibility between Federal, State, and local authorities. SSMCP continues to coordinate with DOD for long term federal funding to resolve Clear Zone encroachment – roughly $60 million.
The 2019 state capital budget includes $500,000 to go towards resolving the McChord North Clear Zone (NCZ) land incompatibility and public safety issue.
State Senate Bill 5748 passed with SSCMP plans the fund will assist with further addressing the NCZ. The newly established Defense Community Compatibility Account approved by Governor Jay Inslee will help the state leverage federal dollars and fund high priority military infrastructure projects identified by local communities.