He stated the following, “There have been a lot of rumors lately about this. However, the fact is there is a proposed amendment in the very early stages of the drafting process being drafted by the prosecutor’s office. It hasn’t even gone in front of the board of commissioners yet.”
The backing forces behind this proposed amendment are the HOAs of Newman Lake and Liberty Lake, primarily Newman Lake. The main reason is shoreline erosion and a study they completed on the erosion. “The proposed amendment is not to ban wakeboarding/surfing altogether. It is to prevent wakeboarding boats from adding internal or external devices which purposely creates a larger wake,” he adds.
If the amendment passes, it will encompass all of the lakes in Spokane County except for Lake Spokane (Long Lake).