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Cattle and Timber

Cattle and Timber: Natural Resource Management as an Adaptive Process Don Schwerin Thirty-five or so people gathered in Colville Sunday to talk about wolves and cattle, and fire and trees. Conversation was lively; spirits were good….


SB 6091: Who Won?

SB 6091: Who Won? Don Schwerin Senate Bill 6091, “Ensuring that Water is Available to Support Development”, passed the Senate and the House on 18 January. In the Senate, Warnick, Schoesler, and Erickson voted for…


Affordable Housing Part 3

If money is raised for affordable Housing Projects, what can or should it be used for? This piece explains two approaches: building and rental vouchers. This a more technical discussion of what Walla Walla County, as the…


Affordable Housing Part 2: Taxes

The Walla Walla County Commissioners are deciding to pursue either a sales tax increase or a property tax levy increase to fund affordable housing projects in the Walla Walla Valley.  The County Commissioners are putting…


Affordable Housing Part 1

Walla Walla has an affordable housing crisis. But what is “affordable housing” and who is this crisis affecting?  These are the types of questions the Walla Walla community must know the answer to before we…


PCO Resources

Thank you to those who attended our Tuesday monthly meeting! Below is a list of the resources presented in the PCO training portion of the meeting. Washington State Legislature, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Information…