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Gov. Jay Inslee will appeal Spokane County growth boundary plan

September 25, 2013 J

Gov. Jay Inslee has stepped into the fight over a July expansion of Spokane County’s urban growth area, including newly designated industrial land near Fairchild Air Force Base.

Inslee said he has directed two state agencies to file an appeal with the Growth Management Hearings Board against the urban expansion by Spokane County commissioners.

The appeal will join an earlier petition to the hearings board by two advocacy organizations and several neighborhood groups challenging the 4,100-acre expansion of the urban growth area.

In a letter to the commissioners Tuesday, Inslee said his greatest concern is creation of new industrial land along the Geiger Spur rail line on the southeast side of Fairchild.

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