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Posts published by “Emmett O'Connell”

Does Thurston County need a convention district?

It feels like we just had this talk. But it was actually ten years ago. Despite mentioning the topic rarely – if ever—during their campaigns last year, Thurston County commissioners have started the process for building a convention center. The weirdest part of their action is that they’re choosing an archaic…

Would $10 have been enough to monitor septics at poisonous Summit Lake?

Late in 2016, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners passed a new plan to manage septic systems. It would have assessed a flat $10 annual fee on septic systems throughout the county to fund education, monitoring for contaminants and data collection. This January, a new set of county commissioners was…

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