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12.18.2023 Mon AM/PM BOCC
Commissioners discuss the recent US Fish & Wildlife listing of the lynx as endangered. Commissioner Hover would like the board to make a comment on the proposed plan, noting that wildfire is the biggest threat to lynx habitat.
Marie Hines, of Blue Sky Mind, presents her plan to produce a food system assessment of Okanogan County and the Colville Reservation and create a10-year Food Action Plan. She asks the commissioners for $9,500 to go with the $9,500 she hopes to get from Public Health, but the commissioners think that one allocation of $20,000 from the $1,000,000 ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) money that Public Health has received makes more sense.
Commissioners hold three executive sessions, each 30 minutes long. Two are under RCW 42.30.110(1)(iii) and one is under RCW 42.30.110(1)(i).
Adjourn at 3:13.
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