Agritourism decision on hold again

6-month moratorium provides time to talk


March 27, 2024

The interim ordinance that places a temporary moratorium on new event venues on land zoned Ag-NRL “is not a free pass for existing venues,” Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney Will Honea said Monday at a post-adoption hearing in the county commissioners’ office.

Twenty-six people attending gave testimony on the moratorium, adopted by the Skagit County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 29. The moratorium was a surprise. It essentially ignored the agritourism code changes proposed by the county’s Agricultural Advisory Board and recommended by the Skagit County Planning Commission on Dec. 12.

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