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Cc } cl <br /> COUNTY OF JEFFERSON <br /> STATE OF WASHINGTON <br /> An Ordinance Repealing and Replacing } <br /> Chapter 18.22 of the Jefferson County } <br /> Code, known as the Critical Areas } ORDINANCE NO. 05-0310-20 <br /> Ordinance, and Amending Chapter } <br /> 18.10, Chapter 18.20 and Section } <br /> 18.30.180 } <br /> WHEREAS, Jefferson County is required under the Growth Management Act ("GMA") <br /> codified as Chapter 36.70A RCW and under the Chapter 18.45 of the Jefferson County <br /> Code ("JCC") to conduct a periodic review and update of its Comprehensive Plan and <br /> Development Regulations to ensure consistency with updated state laws and regulations, <br /> population and employment projections, and county policy decisions and adopts the <br /> following procedural and legislative findings: <br /> WHEREAS, RCW 36.70A.170 and RCW 36.70A.172 requires Jefferson County to <br /> designate critical areas, including the best available science in developing policies and <br /> development regulations to protect the functions and values of critical areas; and, <br /> WHEREAS, RCW 36.70A.130 requires Jefferson County to continually review, evaluate, <br /> and periodically update its development regulations, including critical areas regulations; <br /> and, <br /> WHEREAS, on December 10, 2018, the Jefferson County Board of County <br /> Commissioners ("BoCC") completed its periodic review and update of the Comprehensive <br /> Plan and its development regulations, deferring completion of the periodic review and <br /> update of the Critical Areas Ordinance ("CAO"), and declaring additional goals and <br /> policies that emphasized economic development, affordable housing and residential <br /> development while protecting the environmental quality of the county's unincorporated <br /> areas; and, <br /> WHEREAS, on March 25, 2019, the BoCC and Board of Health passed a joint resolution <br /> establishing a program of regulatory reform directing County departments to accomplish <br /> reform goals, such as streamlining and simplifying the Jefferson County Code, including <br /> updates to the CAO, while ensuring early and continuous public participation and <br /> engagement and ensuring protection of the county's environment and public health; and, <br /> WHEREAS, on July 8, 2019, the BoCC passed a resolution establishing a Critical Areas <br /> Regulatory Reform Task Force ("Task Force") and appointing its members representing <br /> broad and diverse public, private and local civic skill sets that relate to the CAO update <br /> effort so that the Task Force contribute to continuous public participation and citizen <br /> involvement and holistically analyze and recommend to the Planning Commission and <br /> the Department of Community Development regulations that protect the environment and <br /> create efficient development practices and permitting paths; and, <br /> 2020 Critical Areas Ordinance Periodic Review and Update <br /> Page 1 of 108 <br />