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County Allowed to Establish Use and Development Standards

Tim Blanchard of Common Sense Alliance comments before the Council on October 16 that "WAC 173-26-231(3)(iii)(C) allows counties to establish their own nonconforming use and development standards.  Most fundamentally, the definition in this section of the WAC by its terms applies only "for purposes of this section..." not any other provisions.  Accordingly, by its terms it is inapplicable to replacement of nonconforming shoreline modification structure pursuant to WAC 173-27-80 or different nonconforming provisions adopted by a County. 

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