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Posted on: April 3, 2020

County Leaders Urge Strong Action re: Mainland Travel

San Juan County Leaders URGE Residents to Restrict Off-Island Travel and Follow Strict Health Guidelines Upon Returning

As Washington State approaches the anticipated peak of COVID-19 medical surge cases, San Juan County urges everyone to take more aggress...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: April 1, 2020

San Juan County Council Allocates Funds for Emergency Rental Assistance

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At their March 31, 2020 meeting the San Juan County Council directed staff to make available as soon as possible funds for rental assistance to assist those in our community struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you or someone you ...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: April 1, 2020

CANCELLED: APRIL 21, 2020 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

Rescheduling:  When the current emergency circumstances resolve, the County and Ecology will re-schedule the hearing and re-notice it for 30-days.  A new official comment period will be established with that public hearing.

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Property Taxes and COVID-19, from San Juan County Treasurer, Rhonda Pederson

As many of you are aware, the due date for the first half of the property taxes is April 30th which is about four weeks away.  Some property owners have expressed concern over their ability to make the first half payment now that they may have ha...

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San Juan County Treasurer * San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 27, 2020

April Special Election is Cancelled

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On March 17, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman formally asked Governor Jay Inslee to cancel the April special election.  On March 26, the Governor made the decision not to cancel the election.

The only measure on San Juan County’s ...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 24, 2020

San Juan County Superior and District Courts postpone almost all in-person proceedings (COVID-19)

On Friday, March 20, the Washington Supreme Court issued a new emergency order outlining required procedures in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. As our state’s highest court, the Washington Supreme Court’s order is bin...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Shoreline Master Program Ordinance Official Comment Period

The Washington Department of Ecology and SJ County will hold a joint public hearing in Council’s legislative hearing room on April 21, 2020 on an ordinance to amend the shoreline regulations for the required periodic review.  Ecology st...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 18, 2020

April Election Expected to be Cancelled

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The long-awaited proposal to annex the Town of Friday Harbor into San Juan Island Fire & Rescue will have to wait a bit longer.  It had been slated to be on the April 28 special election ballot.  Unfortunately, on Tuesday, March 17, ...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Auditor Services Available Remotely

Staying home?  Need Auditor services (vehicle licensing, marriage licensing, dog licensing, voter registration, lost checks)?  We can help you from home!

“Social distancing” wasn’t even a phrase until recentl...

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* San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Charter Review Commission to be Elected in 2020

Over the first eight months of 2005, a group of 21 County residents, representing a range of ages and politics, from all of the county’s geo-political districts, met sixteen times for the sole purpose of proposing a home rule charter for San Jua...

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Click to see the Home Rule Charter * San Juan County News *
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Not the recession we were expecting....

This is not what we expected.  We all knew a recession was coming, though we didn’t know when.  Indeed, the current period of economic expansion in the United States hit 120 months – the longest ever – last ...

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* San Juan County News *