I've just read this bill, and there seems little that's really "voluntary" about it. Counties must "opt-in" or "opt-out" by resolution or ordinance within six months. Those opting-in will be subject to management from afar. Those opting out will still be subject to periodic REVIEW from afar.
Those opting-in are rewarded with funding. Those who have received funding (and opt-out) have lingering obligations... And so on.
How much funding, and "what for" are all "to be determined" -- yet, counties must decide how to "participate" soon.
The relationship between the "statewide advisory council" will not displace the existing WSCC (Washington State Conservation Council)?
I fail to see why this was so widely accepted. I dislike it immensely.