Candidates Forum Thursday, October 16, 6:30PM

Sponsored By The Mason County League Of Women Voters
Olympic Middle School on K Street
With Kim Mcnamara as Moderator



Public Comment Sought On Plan To Restore Puget Sound Shoreline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are seeking public comments on a tentative proposal for restoring more than 5,000 acres of Puget Sound shoreline habitat. A 45-day comment period on the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP) draft feasibility report and environmental impact statement (FR/EIS) runs from Oct. 10 through Nov. 24. In addition, the proposal and the process through which it was developed will be discussed at a public information meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the council chambers of Burlington City Hall, 833 South Spruce St.


Final Time Change For Rock Blasting-Related Closures On Snoqualmie Pass

Closures start next week at 5:30 p.m. HYAK – Only a few more weeks of rock blasting-related closures on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. Next week closures start at 5:30 p.m.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 5:30 p.m. for about an hour each night Monday, Oct. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 16. During rock blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound drivers will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

Drivers may experience minor delays during the day and at night due to lane closures in both directions from the Denny Creek area to the Price Creek area, mileposts 47 to 61. Intermittent rolling slowdowns could cause minor delays Monday through Friday from Gold Creek to Price Creek, mileposts 56 to 61.


Thurston County Public Hearing for Extending Marijuana Regulations Oct. 28

Public comment taken on six month extension of interim regulations. The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 28 to accept public testimony on extending interim zoning regulations for state-licensed marijuana producers, processors and retailers for six months. County commissioners are considering legislation that would extend the current marijuana zoning regulations until May 11, 2015. No other changes or amendments are proposed to the interim regulations. The current interim zoning regulations for state-licensed marijuana producers, processors and retailers are set to expire November 12, but county staff have requested additional time to complete a work plan for marijuana zoning and develop a proposal for final zoning regulations.