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RESOLUTION re: Establishing and Appointing Members to a Jefferson County Critical Areas Regulatory Reform Task Force
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IL I <br />c HSTF } <br />�J <br />COUNTY OF JEFFERSON <br />STATE OF WASHINGTON <br />A Resolution Establishing and Appointing ) <br />Members to a Jefferson County ) <br />Critical Areas Regulatory Reform Task Force ) RESOLUTION NO. 35-19 <br />WHEREAS, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners advocates public participation and <br />encourages citizen involvement in all matters of County government; and <br />WHEREAS, the County is required to update the critical areas ordinance as part of the periodic <br />review and update to its Comprehensive Plan and development regulations in accordance with <br />Washington State's Growth Management Act (GMA), RCW 36.70A; and <br />WHEREAS, on March 25, 2019, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and the Jefferson <br />County Board of Health adopted a resolution 17-19, a Joint Resolution establishing a Regulatory <br />Reform Program for the County, including directing the Department of Community Development to <br />use the updates to the critical areas ordinance (CAO) as an opportunity to holistically analyze and <br />reform regulations, protect the environment, and create efficient development practices and <br />permitting paths; and, <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners are empowered to create task forces by the general <br />governmental powers with which county legislative bodies are vested; <br />THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners hereby <br />establishes the Critical Areas Regulatory Reform Task Force to advise the County with <br />recommendations as the County finalizes drafting updates to the CAO. The Task Force is <br />authorized to discuss and collectively recommend refinements to the policy, regulations and <br />environmental standards in the existing draft of the CAO update, for potential inclusion in a <br />revised draft CAO update in the following manner: <br />(i) Compare each article or major topic in the existing draft CAO update with how it is <br />addressed in the adopted standards from a limited number of neighboring jurisdictions <br />as provided by the County's consultant, and potentially recommend revising the existing <br />draft CAO update to include one or more provisions from those other GMA-compliant <br />CAO standards; <br />(ii) In performing (i), be guided substantially by the letter and intent of Resolution 17-19; <br />(iii) Utilize existing information including the existing record of best available science; and <br />(iv) Work cooperatively with County management and the County's consultant; <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Critical Areas Regulatory Reform Task Force is directed to <br />complete its review and deliver its recommendations to the Department of Community <br />Development, with copies to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners on <br />or before December 31, 2019, and the Task Force shall dissolve immediately at the end of <br />December 31, 2019, or after delivering its recommendations, whichever is first; <br />
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