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Judge: wait for county zoning update before ruling in comp plan case

Judge: wait for county zoning update before ruling in comp plan case

It’s too early to say whether Okanogan County’s comprehensive plan protects water and farmland, since it’s necessary to see how the county’s zoning code handles these and other issues connected with growth, wrote Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp in an order issued March 11.
Judge urges Okanogan County and environmental groups to cooperate on comp plan update

Judge urges Okanogan County and environmental groups to cooperate on comp plan update

At hearing, Culp suggests putting off action for a year By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp suggested waiting one more year to see if the county and the two environmental groups that challenged the county’s comprehensive plan can work together to revise the plan so that it protects water and agriculture...
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...
Environmental impacts of county’s comprehensive plan challenged

Environmental impacts of county’s comprehensive plan challenged

By Marcy Stamper Does Okanogan County have to imagine the future environmental effects of any growth allowed by its comprehensive plan, or only the impact of specific projects that the plan would permit? That distinction — and the county’s responsibility to do a thorough environmental analysis to inform the public and elected officials — was the crux of arguments...
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 …