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By Neita Cecil
Gorge News Report 

County asked to supply full-time planner for scenic land uses


The Gorge Commission asked Klickitat County to dedicate its own full-time planner to scenic area land use applications in the county, plus pay $37,000 for a half-time Gorge Commission planner to do the same.

In a 50-minute appearance before the Klickitat County Commission on Sept. 24, the executive director of the Gorge Commission and two commissioners made their appeal.

“This might be precedent-setting,” said Gorge Commission Chair Carl McNew, who is Klickitat County’s representative on the commission. “I don’t think the Gorge Commission has ever come hat in hand with a tin cup” to a county before, asking for money.

Klickitat County commissioners offered little comment—exc...

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