Montesano council fails to overturn Mayor’s veto of “Downtown Plan”

MONTESANO, Wash. – The Montesano City Council last night failed to overturn the mayor’s veto of the downtown plan, adopted earlier this month. Mayor Ken Estes vetoed the ordinance adopting the plan last week, citing concerns over the city’s ability to enforce it.
Councilman Chris Hutchings said before the 4-3 vote “I think it’s a great document [but] we do have a comprehensive plan that was passed in 2008, it says it needs to be updated every five years.” Hutchings said the downtown plan should still be used as a vision, and suggested an update to the city’s comprehensive plan instead of new code.