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cc : --Dc6) <br /> P -.1,3-r-)P-') <br /> PN <br /> STATE OF WASHINGTON <br /> JEFFERSON COUNTY <br /> An Amendment to Ordinance No. 14-1209- } <br /> 19 Establishing a Moratorium on Commercial } ORDINANCE NO. 02-0224-20 <br /> Shooting Facilities in Unincorporated Areas } <br /> of Jefferson County } <br /> WHEREAS, the Washington Constitution, Article XI, Section 11, confers upon county <br /> legislative authorities the police power to adopt regulations necessary to protect the health, safety, <br /> and well-being of its residents; and, <br /> WHEREAS,RCW 36.32.120(7)provides that the county legislative authorities shall make <br /> and enforce, by appropriate resolutions or ordinances, all such police and sanitary regulations as <br /> are not in conflict with state law; and, <br /> WHEREAS, RCW 9.41.290 provides that the State of Washington fully occupies and <br /> preempts the entire field of firearms regulations within its boundaries,and counties may only enact <br /> ordinances as expressly authorized by RCW 9.41.300; and, <br /> WHEREAS,RCW 9.41.300(2)(a)provides an exception to RCW 9.41.290 under which a <br /> county may,by ordinance,restrict the discharge of firearms in any portion of its jurisdiction where <br /> there is a reasonable likelihood that humans, domestic animals, or property will be jeopardized so <br /> long as such ordinance shall not abridge the right of the individual guaranteed by Article I, section <br /> 24 of the state Constitution to bear arms in defense of self or others; and, <br /> WHEREAS,local governments have considerable latitude in exercising police powers and <br /> a regulation is reasonable if it promotes public safety, health, or welfare, and bears a reasonable <br /> and substantial relation to accomplishing the purpose being pursued;and, <br /> WHEREAS,on December 9,2019,the Board of County Commissioners(BoCC)adopted <br /> Ordinance No. 14-1209-19 Establishing a Moratorium on Commercial Shooting Facilities in <br /> Unincorporated Areas of Jefferson County until March 23, 2020; and, <br /> WHEREAS, on September 16, 2019, the Western Washington Growth Management <br /> Hearings Board (Growth Board) issued its Final Decision and Order in Case No. 19-02-0003-c <br /> (FDO),which invalidated Jefferson County Ordinance No. 12-1102-18(Title 8-Health and Safety <br /> Code)and Ordinance No. 15-1214-18 (Title 18-Land Use Code)under the Growth Management <br /> Act(GMA,Chapter 36.70A RCW)and remanded them to Jefferson County to achieve compliance <br /> as addressed in the FDO with compliance due on March 2, 2020; and, <br /> WHEREAS, in the FDO, the Growth Board set a schedule of reporting by the County, <br /> objections by the Petitioner,and a response to the objections,with a telephonic compliance hearing <br /> set for April 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.; <br /> WHEREAS, since the moratorium in Ordinance No. 14-1209-19 will expire on March 23, <br /> 2020, which is before the Growth Board's hearing, an extension of the moratorium is needed to <br /> preserve the status quo until final compliance with the Growth Board's FDO is achieved; and, <br /> 1 of 4 <br />