Clarkston Council holds off signing with other counties shoreline master plan

Clarkston Council holds off signing with other counties shoreline master plan »Play Video
City of Clarkston attorney recommends waiting to sign.
CLARKSTON, WA - The Clarkston City Council decided not to sign off on a shoreline master plan.

A government funded mandate will address shoreline zoning issues along regional waterways. Several counties are working on a plan that's spearheaded by Columbia County, however under the advice of Clarkston City Attorney Jim Grow, Clarkston City Council will wait to sign onto the multi-county agreement.

"I didn't see any way for us to withdraw," said Grow. "The only time it would ever be a concern is if they were, here they are acting as our agent, we've given them the authority to act on our behalf. But what if they start acting in a way that we are not pleased with."

The council passed a motion to table this agenda item for now. Asotin, Garfield and Columbia Counties, along with the city of Starbuck will put their grant money together to come up with a plan.