On Thursday, March 3, 2016, the Washington Supreme Court issued a decision denying the City of Yelm and the Dept. of Ecology motions for reconsideration.
This case is now officially closed.
Washington State water history has been made in Yelm!
Click here to read the document.
After all of the tens of thousands of dollars that mounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees the City of Yelm paid to appeal this and another water issue case in 2011, Mayor Harding could have funded appropriate Police Staffing, an issue at the forefront as he delivers the State of the City Address to the Yelm Chamber of Commerce tomorrow and takes questions. With the high-profile, current Nisqually Valley News (NVN) story about the lack of public safety staffing, and three new Councilors all elected on a public safety platform, Mr. Harding is sure to get questions on this issue.
Yelm Community Blog readers and local tax payers have noted the City of Yelm pouring money down-the-drain on appealing two water rights cases, instead of using the monetary resources and city staff’s time to attract new businesses coming into Yelm without all of the city’s red-tape, using those funds for our Police Department, and focusing on the existing growth of what we have “in the here and now of our community.” The public decried that the time has come to stop wasting money on something that is not going to change (appeals to the WA Supreme Court).
The Yelm Community Blogger will be in-audience & reporting on Mayor Harding’s Chamber presentation.