EYE ON JEFFERSON: County considers tax for affordable housing

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear public comments on a draft sales and use tax ordinance to support affordable housing and supportive services when they meet at 11:30 p.m. Monday.

To view the meeting live go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and follow the links under “Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live.”

To listen only call 1-646-749-3122 and enter access code 661-198-069#. Public comment can be emailed to publiccomment@co. jefferson.wa.us.

Commissioners will hear an update on COVID-19 from Dr. Tom Locke at 9:45 a.m.; conduct a hearing on fourth quarter 2020 budget appropriations and extensions at 10:30 a.m.; discuss and possibly act on adopting interim zoning regulations for siting, establishment and operation of temporary homeless facilities; and continue discussion on 2021 legislative priorities including an update on the North Olympic Legislative Alliance 2021 agenda from Philip Morley.

The hearing on the draft sales and use tax is set for 1:30 p.m.

Items on the consent agenda include agreements to continue support for school-based health centers, managing the county’s sustainable forestry program, developing and implementing tobacco and vapor prevention and intervention strategies and considering continued support of temporary residents at the county fairgrounds.

Port Townsend city

The Port Townsend City Council meeting originally set for Monday has been canceled.

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