Town forum unleashes flood of ideas for communicating
A local exercise in democracy
January 25, 2023
Public safety in emergency situations was the talk of the town at the La Conner Retirement Inn Saturday morning.
The latest in a series of quarterly public forums coordinated by La Conner Town Council communications committee members MaryLee Chamberlain and Rick Dole focused on December's flood and proposed measures to mitigate future episodes.
The Dec. 27 flooding, a combination of factors – seasonal king tides, low barometric pressure, strong westerly winds and steady rainfall – struck rapidly that morning and resulted in nearly $2 million in damages here.
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