By Ken Stern 

2022 La Conner budget approved

Code enforcement investment made


December 22, 2021

For the first time since 2019 La Conner will have a code enforcement officer. The town council added $113,000 to the 2022 annual budget it passed at its Dec. 14 meeting – $88,000 for staff, $25,000 for a vehicle. Another $338,547 continues the contract with the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office. That 2.2% increase from 2021 is the first year of a five year agreement, with the contract total negotiated annually. The $437,852 in law enforcement is a 32.2% increase over 2021 and 8.0% of the $5.49 million in expenditures. Last year no funds were allocated for code enforcement.

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