Photo by Zachary Kaufman
December 23, 2012
Joe Beaudoin, who farms 80 acres in patches among east Vancouver subdivisions, is 72 and thinking about retirement. But even to stop farming his five-acre peach orchard would cost him a quarter-million dollars in back taxes and penalties. Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick is drafting legislation that would allow counties to at least waive the penalty.