Commissioner Kay Doyle prepared a report, which she presented at Thursday’s commission meeting, that said the way the law is written, the courts could subject the commission to stricter examination on any decisions they make related to host community agreements, since it is not clear they have the authority to regulate those agreements.
“Rather than engage in litigation that ties up time and resources, it makes more sense to go back to the Legislature and talk about what needs to be done to address the problem,” Doyle said.
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Doyle suggested the commission ask lawmakers for the clear authority to review agreements and revise them if necessary, such as by lowering or raising fees.
The commission voted 4-1 to ask for that authority.