RIGHTING THE RULES: Whatcom County goes to court again next week, this time facing the Supremes. And on the eve of the update of their Comprehensive Plan, might significant portions of the Comp Plan unravel?
The Whatcom County Planning Commission held a public hearing earlier this month on proposed amendments to the land use chapter of the Comp Plan, and will continue to hold meetings through the end of the year as the county prepares to finalize its 20-year planning document by June of 2016. Meanwhile, on Oct. 20, the Washington State Supreme Court will hear arguments that portions of the current Comp Plan dealing with water resources are inadequate. Despite the likelihood the Supremes may agree those plans are inadequate, the county really has no alternative underway. […]