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Council hears Center Street complaint and June Pride Month plans

The La Conner Town Council heard criticism on the Center Street condominium project and La Conner’s upcoming plans for pride month at its May 10 meeting. It ran 75 minutes.

La Conner resident Jim Matthews lamented that the Center Street project was decided by a hearing examiner and not council.

“This is a democracy,” said Matthews, “and our duly elected officials didn’t have any say in that.”

Mayor Ramon Hayes said the hearing examiner format allows decisions to be rendered by a third-party professional from outside town.

“The process was based on established code,” Hayes said.

The system, Mat...


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