After the hearing, the commissioners will conduct a series of public workshop sessions and then conduct yet another public hearing before voting on the changes. They hope to wrap up the issue before the end of the year.
IF THIS HEARING IS ABOUT "RURAL HOUSING", WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT PULLMAN RESIDENTS ATTEND?
All of these problems can be directly attributed to the current zoning ordinance that was put in place in the mid-70s to limit growth in Whitman County. It has worked all too well. That is why Ed Schweitzer has vehemently opposed the ordinance and the proposed changes that add "viewshed," paint, lighting, landscaping, etc. requirements.
If Whitman County and Pullman are to survive as viable and vibrant places to live, this ordinance must go away, and not be replaced by any other onerous regulations.