Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Monday, April 30, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: County Commissioners Approve Rural Residential Zoning Ordinance

By a vote of 2-1, Whitman County Commissioners have approved the changes to the county's rural residential zoning ordinance.

My sincerest congratulations to Commissioner Michael Largent for voting against the changes. He has lived up to the promises he made during last year's election to uphold free enterprise and property rights.

The ordinance goes into effect May 15. All that's left now is the inevitable (and expensive) lawsuit over the unconstitutionality of restricting hilltop development.

1 comment:

April E. Coggins said...

But Tom, think of all the houses that can be built while the lawsuit is going on! ; )
I am happy that something is finally on the books, even if it's not perfect. The ordinance is not written in stone and we can work on the imperfections, both known and unknown.
I know it's hard to believe but this is a major victory for pro-growthers in Whitman County.