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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
County comp plan gets more review

County comp plan gets more review

The Okanogan County planning commission continues deliberations on the county’s comprehensive plan on Monday (July 22). The commissioners received hundreds of pages of input about the latest – and 12th – draft of the plan, including its failure to protect water quality or to identify specific goals for the county’s growth. The commissioners said they...
Methow citizens: comp plan must protect water

Methow citizens: comp plan must protect water

Those in the Methow contingent who spoke at the planning commissioners’ hearing asked for water protections and more specifics in the comp plan, but some citizens want the plan to be adopted right away. Photo by Marcy Stamper   BY MARCY STAMPER Faced with voluminous input about the failure of the county comp plan to...
Comp plan public hearing Monday

Comp plan public hearing Monday

File photo by Don Nelson   BY MARCY STAMPER The Okanogan County Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on Monday (June 24) on the county’s comprehensive plan, which may be nearing completion after six years of review by county commissioners, planning staff and the public. The bulk of the 12th draft, released last month,...