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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Affordable Housing: The Future of Affordability

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The need for affordable housing is a widespread and growing issue – not just in the Islands, but throughout the region and nation. The San Juan Islands are home to multiple organizations working to create long-term affordable housing opportuniti...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Affordable Housing: A Foundation for San Juan’s Future

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Take a stroll through Friday Harbor’s neighborhoods and you’ll find the next wave of affordable housing. On Price Street, passersby will see walls being framed in, hear the hum of compressors hard at work, and feel the excitement in th...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Affordable Housing: Lopez’s Community-Driven Solutions

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Leyna Lavinthal and her family of three are about to celebrate a major milestone – one year in secure, affordable housing. The Lavinthal family left Seattle behind and moved to Lopez Island in 2018 in search of a safe community to raise their so...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Affordable Housing: Providing Opportunity on Orcas

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To some, the term ‘affordable housing’ means nothing more than a low monthly payment. But to Stephanie Nouvel and her family of four, ‘affordable housing’ means so much more. For the Orcas Island family, it means co...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Councilmember Jamie Stephens Retires, Leaving a Legacy for Lopez

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA December 1, 2022 – San Juan County’s most senior council member, Jamie Stephens, retires this month after 12 years of public service. They say good things come in threes, and after three terms on the Council, Stephe...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

San Juan County Council Briefed on Ferry Updates

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 23, 2022 – Ahead of the busy, upcoming holiday season, members of San Juan County’s Council met with Washington State officials and representatives from the Washington State Ferries (WSF) to express island...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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The San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees is holding a special meeting on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 1pm. 

The special meeting is being held for the purposes of a Budget Work Session and Trustee Interviews. The meeting will be held in-person...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

San Juan County Courts Update Community Service Program

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA.  November 8, 2022 – The courts of San Juan County are updating their community service program and are looking to add more local organizations to the roster. 

Please help the courts update the list with any ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

San Juan County’s Comprehensive Plan Update Nears Completion

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 14, 2022 – San Juan County Council is expected to adopt the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update by the end of the year. With a County Council public hearing on November 29, the exciting finale to a six-year proj...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Newly Adopted Comprehensive Plan Will Serve as the County’s Road Map for Next 20 Years

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County Council officially adopted the Plan on November 30 – marking the culmination of six years of work

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 30, 2022 – San Juan County Council adopted the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update today after six years of meetings, public hearings, and input. The several-hundred-page document will serve as the road map for future de...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Council Meeting Review: November 30, 2022

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Comp. Plan is officially adopted.

This document is a review of the County Council meeting, Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Information related to agenda changes, Consent Agenda, and Public Comment are on the County website.

PUBLIC HEARING: To Adopt an Ordinance Updating the San Juan County C...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Council Meeting Review: November 29, 2022

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This meeting included adopting the TIP, the ROSS Plan, multiple levy rates, and more.

This document is a review of the County Council meeting, Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Information related to agenda changes, Consent Agenda, and Public Comment are on the County website.

ACTION: To Approve a Resolution Adopting the 2023 Annual Construction ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Council Meeting Review: November 8, 2022

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This meeting covered multiple public hearings, financial policies, PFFAP Awards, and more.

This document is a review of the County Council meeting, Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Information related to agenda changes, Consent Agenda, and Public Comment are on the County website.

PUBLIC HEARING: To Approve Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TI...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

COUNCIL MEETING REVIEW: NOVEMBER 7, 2022

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The ROSS Plan and Comp Plan discussions continue.

This document is a review of the County Council meeting, Monday, November 7, 2022. Information related to agenda changes, Consent Agenda, and Public Comment are on the County website.

DISCUSSION: Recreation, Open Space, and Stewardship Plan Update for 2023...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Council Meeting Review: November 1, 2022

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A review of the County Council meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

This document is a review of the County Council meeting, Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Information related to agenda changes, Consent Agenda, and Public Comment are on the County website. 

DISCUSSION: 2022 Budget Third Amendment – Molly Foo...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Council Meeting Review: October 18, 2022

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Financial policies, the Noxious Weed Program, Parks & Fairground fee schedules, and more.

San Juan County, WA - October 18, 2022 - Watch the recording of this week's County Council meeting here: AV Capture All 

PUBLIC HEARING(S) – PUBLIC TESTIMONY ACCEPTED: To Approve 2022 Public Facilities Finance Assistance Program Awards – Christine...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Council Meeting Review: September 27, 2022

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Home Fund Awards, Public Works updates, Road Levy information and more.

San Juan County, WA - October 18, 2022 - Watch the recording of this week's County Council meeting here: AV Capture All 

Recruiting Incentive – Angie Baird, Human Resource & Risk Manager

San Juan County has difficulty attracti...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

San Juan County Seeks San Juan Island Member for Housing Advisory Committee

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 7, 2022 – Are you a San Juan Island resident who is passionate and knowledgeable about affordable housing in San Juan County? The County is seeking a new member for the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) to fill the S...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Hot Topic 63: Changes to COVID-19 Data Reporting

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 5, 2022 – Key changes in COVID-19 data reporting that everyone should be aware of.

As of December 1, 2022, Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has decommissioned the Washington State Coronavirus Response (COV...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Hot Topic 62: Influenza Treatments

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 30, 2022 – With influenza spreading rapidly throughout Washington and our own community, it is important to be aware of treatment options.

Rates of influenza in our community and throughout Washington state are very high, with...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Sharing is caring—except when it comes to viruses

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 23, 2022 – Washington state is seeing an increase in cases of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). RSV is a common respiratory virus that causes cold and COVID-like symptoms, including runny nose, coughing, sneezing, ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Hot Topic 61: Best Practices for COVID, Cold, and Flu Season

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 16, 2022 – You’ve always been asked to stay home when you’re sick, but it’s not always that simple. This year, more than ever, it’s important to stay home when you have cold o...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

More Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Clinics Scheduled for Next Week

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 3, 2022 – San Juan County Health & Community Services is hosting additional, large-scale bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine clinics November 7th to November 10th. There are many additional appoi...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Hot Topic 60: Autumn Immunizations – What? Why? When? Where? How?

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 26, 2022 – Once again, our core message is simple—you should get your influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s some additional information to help… (Encuentra la versión en es...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

JURY DUTY: DECEMBER 12 - 16, 2022

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All jurors called for jury service the week of December 12th are excused.

Thank you.

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Notice of Scheduled Prescribed Burn at Turtleback Mountain Preserve

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 14, 2022 – The Land Bank will begin burning small piles on Turtleback Mountain Preserve this week under a permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This work follows strict protocols designed t...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

San Juan County Conservation Land Bank Seeks Community Input

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October, 21, 2022 – Got questions for Your Conservation Land Bank? We want to hear from you! We will host a county wide public meeting on Wednesday – November 9, 2022, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Project Update: Lopez Village Stormwater Improvement Project

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 5, 2022– San Juan County Public Works is pleased to provide the public with updates on the Lopez Village Stormwater Improvement Project.  The Public Works crew has completed the new stormwater channel which...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

San Juan County Considers Relocating Lopez’s Public Works Facility

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 21, 2022– San Juan County is entering the planning stages of an exciting project on Lopez Island. County Council has directed staff to develop a plan to relocate Public Works operations from Fisherman Bay Rd to the ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Weekly Update: Lopez Village Stormwater Improvement Project

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 31, 2022– San Juan County Public Works is excited to provide the public with updates on the Lopez Village Stormwater Improvement Project.  This project began in late September and is expected to finish by ea...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Weekly Update: Lopez Village Stormwater Improvement Project

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 24, 2022– San Juan County Public Works is excited to provide the public with updates on the Lopez Village Stormwater Improvement Project.  This project began in late September and is expected to finish by ea...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Overnight Closure of Olga Road

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 21, 2022 – San Juan County’s Public Works Department announces the overnight closure of Olga Rd on November 2-3. The road will be closed for 12 hours while a culvert is replaced. 

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Real and Personal Property Taxes Due October 31

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 21, 2022 – San Juan County Treasurer, Rhonda Pederson would like to remind county property owners that the second half property taxes and personal property taxes are due Monday, October 31.  

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