When is a fix not a fix? When the process to come to a consensus has been set up for failure because everyone was not at the same table ‘and’ that appears to have been the plan all along.
Hopes for local representation on watershed planning in Whatcom County appear to be fading as even a stripped-down version of an update to the Watershed Management Plan failed to pass with just days to go before the deadline.
Dec. 12, 2018 Planning Unit UpdateView Post
There are still major disagreements between several “non-gov’t” caucuses and the gov’t/environmental caucuses on some of the latter’s proposals re new exempt wells: metering, lower daily withdrawal limits, and fee increases. The need for these “solutions” is questionable.
Private well owners in Whatcom County say they are concerned over proposed fees, withdrawal caps, metering and vague definitions in the County’s WRIA 1 watershed management planning process. The Planning Unit (a citizen based group formed by state statute) is working on an update to the WRIA 1 Watershed Management Plan, as mandated by the legislature’s passage of ESSB 6091 …