The appointment of a new Washougal Planning Commissioner was anything but routine during a recent City Council meeting.
Council member Jon Russell made a motion on Nov. 15 that the appointment of Mike Briggs be tabled.
Russell said Briggs had made “disparaging remarks” toward the mayor, City Council and developers in local blogs and media.
“There have been personal attacks,” Russell said.
Councilman Dave Shoemaker said planning commissioners have varying opinions. He said he enjoyed talking with Larry Wagoner when they served on the planning commission.
“Those were valuable, civil discussions,” Shoemaker said.
However, he would not be able to support Briggs’ appointment to the Planning Commission due to “personal attacks.”