Eric Johnson

29
Aug

Atlantic Salmon – Counties Asked for Net Pen Ban Five Years Ago

So, it is Sunday morning… and after reading more articles about the environmental catastrophe and the release of thousands of Atlantic Salmon into the waters of Puget Sound, I am drawn to my computer to pen a few words about how Counties identified this as a significant environmental issue over 5 years ago, and how the state environmental agencies and

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19
May

Columbia River Caucus Tour

Grant and Adams County: On Thursday, May 18, 2017, WSACs’ Columbia River Caucus toured Columbia River water storage and conservation projects in Grant County and Adams County. Members of the caucus include all the commissioners in the Columbia Basin, above the Bonneville Dam in Skamania County. The tour was coordinated by WSACs' Program Consultant Neil Aaland. Office of Columbia River staff
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24
Mar

AG Opinions Important to Counties

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has issued two formal Attorney General Opinions (AGO) related to the operations of County Government that are very important to Washington’s Counties. On March 13, 2017, in response to a request from Jay Weber, Executive Director for the County Road Administration Board, Attorney General Ferguson provided guidance related to participation in the Rural Arterial Program if

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6
Mar

Delegation of 30 County Officials in DC Last Week

Washington D.C. (Feb. 27, 2017) – WSAC President Obie O’Brien and NACo Board Members Ken Dahlstedt and Blair Brady headed up a delegation of over 30 appointed and elected County Officials from Washington State at the 2017 National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.  Conference Attendees heard from national leaders on a wide variety of topics that

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