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02.28.22 PM - BOCC
BOCC holds a public hearing concerning extending the moratorium of approving new cannabis grows. They decide that the meetings Pete Palmer, Director of Planning, has been holding with cannabis growers are useful in deciding how to regulate the grows. They extend the moratorium for six months and in that time, PP will have finished meetings with the remaining growers.
Larry Gilman, County Assessor, tells the BOCC that the county has been using two different rating systems to determine what the percentage of reduction will be for property tax on parcels classified as open space open space. There are 64 parcels with that classification and LG will review them all to make sure they all are using the new percentage of reduction. Snohomish County recently was audited because it was using two standards and LG’s review will allow Okanogan County to avoid that.