Responsible Growth * NE Washington and Citizens Against Newport Silicon Smelter submitted an application packet to the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department on August 31, 2018. Our packet contained amendments to the Pend Oreille County Comprehensive Plan.
The Pend Oreille County Planning Commission at its October 9, 2018 meeting, chose not to docket our amendment packet and move it forward with its recommendation to the Pend Oreille County Commissioners. It is very clearly laid out in the Pend Oreille County Development Regulations how the docketing procedure is to be addressed.
The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the County Commissioners on All submitted resolutions; its members do not make the final decision. The County Commissioner can make one of three decisions: accept it as a consideration for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan; keep it on the docket for further revisions to the Comprehensive Plan at a later date or deny it.
The Pend Oreille County Planning Commission made its own decision and denied it without providing any reason for its denial.