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Council forwards adult business rules to state; refers tiny homes bid to town panel

La Conner Town Council members were akin to traffic cops during their May 23 nearly 90-minute hybrid meeting at Maple Hall.

The council forwarded proposed local restrictions on adult businesses to state officials in Olympia while remanding for review to the town planning commission a bid by developer Greg Ellis to site tiny homes on the lots behind Pioneer Market at Whatcom and Washington streets.

Mayor Ramon Hayes echoed what planning staff have previously said for restricting such businesses.

“If we don’t regulate them,” said Hayes, “we open ourselves to having to allow these types of busine...


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