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01.23.23 - BOCC

Meeting Highlights: 

  • Commissioners discuss uses for the opioid settlement money.

  • Commissioners hear an update from Olympia by Zak Kennedy, the county’s lobbyist. He says 40% of the legislators and their aides have never worked in an in-person legislative session before and don’tknow how to talk to each other.

  • Commissioners hear an update from Pete Palmer, Director of Planning. Discussion of how to dealwith two members of the Planning Commission whose terms will soon expire. Also, the Mazama Subarea requested $25,000 to hire a consultant to help write the Subarea Plan. The Commissioners will decide about this request after the Comprehensive Plan has passed its legal challenges.

  • Commissioners and Ester Milner, Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor continue to discuss updating the County Code. They discuss Chapter Two in detail.

  • Adjourn at noon until 9:00 Tuesday.

Related Documents

View Complete Notes


Planning Commission, Opioid, Lobbyist, County Code

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