In breaking news today, The Olympian is reporting,
“After almost two years of uncertainty, the state Court of Appeals issued a split decision today on Thurston County’s appeal of a lower court decision that ordered major changes to the county comprehensive plan.
The county, which appealed a July 2005 ruling by the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, lost on several major aspects — including to provide more lower-density zoning in rural lands and to shrink the county’s urban growth area.
The 2005 hearings board ruling was triggered by a complaint from Seattle-based land-use watchdog group Futurewise, formerly 1,000 Friends of Washington…
Fancher will brief the county board during an executive session at 2 p.m. Thursday. A public presentation will follow, he said.”