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County comp plan appealed again over water, ag protections

County comp plan appealed again over water, ag protections

By Marcy Stamper
The comprehensive plan and zoning code adopted by the Okanogan County commissioners at the end of last year violate state law because they do not protect water resources, do not protect county residents from wildfire and landslides, and do not clearly designate commercially productive agricultural and forest lands, argue...
County commissioners to reconsider recently adopted comp plan

County commissioners to reconsider recently adopted comp plan

By Marcy Stamper

For three weeks, Okanogan County has had its first new comprehensive plan in half a century. The county commissioners adopted the plan just three days before Christmas, but that plan is now up for reconsideration. After further review of comments received at the Dec. 22 hearing — at which the commissioners...

County’s comp plan provides a slimmed-down basis for growth

County’s comp plan provides a slimmed-down basis for growth

By Marcy Stamper At just 36 pages, the comprehensive plan adopted by the Okanogan County commissioners last week is a significantly streamlined version of the draft that county staff and elected officials started with almost eight years ago when they first began updating the county’s old plan from 1964. The preliminary draft of Okanogan County’s...
County comp plan up for adoption

County comp plan up for adoption

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County citizenry may receive a holiday gift that has been many years in the making, since the county commissioners have scheduled a hearing to consider adoption of the county’s comprehensive plan on Dec. 22. After more than a …
County’s environmental review of comp plan upheld

County’s environmental review of comp plan upheld

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County’s proposed comprehensive plan will not result in significant environmental impacts, and growth in the county can be expected to remain very slow, said the county’s hearing examiner in a decision on an appeal of the environmental review of the plan. Okanogan County Hearing Examiner Dan Beardslee said other...
County: proposed plan would have no adverse environmental impact

County: proposed plan would have no adverse environmental impact

The Okanogan County planning director has issued a final determination on the environmental impact statement for the comprehensive plan, finding that the plan would not have an adverse environmental impact. The final determination under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) pertains to the environmental impact statement issued in May, which has not been changed, said...
Tough questions raised about county’s comp plan draft

Tough questions raised about county’s comp plan draft

By Ann McCreary
Concerns about over-allocation of water resources, inadequate protection of groundwater, and impacts of high-density development in rural areas are among …
Groups appeal county’s comp plan ruling, claiming major environmental impacts

Groups appeal county’s comp plan ruling, claiming major environmental impacts

By Marcy Stamper
Two conservation groups have appealed Okanogan County’s environmental determination on the current draft of the county’s comprehensive plan and zoning map, pointing to provisions that could pave …
County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

By Marcy Stamper
Comprehensive planning is right up there with the wonkiest of bureaucratic undertakings, obscure enough that ordinary citizens often find it difficult …
County to release new comp plan draft, finding no environmental impact

County to release new comp plan draft, finding no environmental impact

By Marcy Stamper
Three years after the county’s comprehensive plan was last reviewed for any impacts it would have on the environment, the Okanogan County Planning Department is about to