The local perspective

By: - May 16, 2023 12:26 pm

Beyond Olympia, city and county leaders are poring through the fine print of the legislation. 

In Snohomish County, the County Council is scheduled to vote on its own local drug possession law. It won’t be necessary now, its author said today.

“While the bill is far from perfect, it appears to be the compromise that can get across the finish line,” County Councilmember Nate Nehring said in an email. “We will have a lot of work at the local level to navigate the implementation of diversion programs and I hope that this solution will help save lives and make our streets safer.”

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Jerry Cornfield
Jerry Cornfield

Jerry Cornfield joined the Standard after 20 years covering Olympia statehouse news for The Everett Herald. Earlier in his career, he worked for daily and weekly papers in Santa Barbara, California.