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0- 1. -D C- <br />C <br />Cede <br />COUNTY OF JEFFERSON <br />STATE OF WASHINGTON <br />An Ordinance Harmonizing Title 18 JCC } <br />with the Commercial Shooting Facilities } ORDINANCE NO. 15-1214-18 <br />Ordinance No. 12-1102-18 } <br />WHEREAS, on December 18, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) <br />adopted Ordinance No. 05-1218-17, an Ordinance Establishing a Moratorium on Commercial <br />Shooting Facilities in Unincorporated Areas of Jefferson County (the Moratorium); and, <br />WHEREAS, in the Moratorium Ordinance, the BoCC established a review committee <br />(Review Committee) to advise the County as the County developed a draft ordinance for the <br />permitting, development and operation of commercial shooting facilities that: (1) provides for and <br />promotes safety by establishing a permitting procedure and rules for the siting, design and <br />operation of commercial shooting range facilities that safeguards participants, spectators, <br />neighboring properties and the public; (2) does not prohibit or expressly regulate the discharge of <br />firearms; (3) involves measures designed to make the discharge of firearms safe; (4) protects the <br />environment; (5) ensures compatibility with neighboring land use; and, (6) promotes the continued <br />availability of shooting facilities for firearm education, practice in the safe use of firearms, and <br />recreational firearm sports; and, <br />WHEREAS, the Review Committee included persons with diverse viewpoints about <br />regulation of shooting ranges in the County; and, <br />WHEREAS, the Review Committee sometimes engaged in spirited discussions, but the <br />discussions were always respectful of opposing viewpoints, even when there were areas of <br />disagreement; and, <br />WHEREAS, every person on the Review Committee participated actively and provided <br />invaluable input to the development of the draft ordinance; <br />WHEREAS, the Review Committee diligently followed the direction from the BoCC in <br />Section 6.6 of the Moratorium Ordinance that it shall: (a) study the safety, environmental and land <br />use impacts of commercial shooting facilities and reasonable measures to address those impacts, <br />including among other measures whether there should be an amendment to the No Shooting Areas <br />Ordinance, Chapter 8.50 JCC to allow indoor commercial shooting facilities in No Shooting Areas; <br />and, (b) shall provide input to the County as the County generates and recommends a draft <br />ordinance; and, <br />WHEREAS, the Review Committee met fifteen times in open public meetings, usually for <br />3 or more hours, in the BoCC's Chambers on May 9, 2018, May 16, 2018, May 23, 2018, June 6, <br />2018, June 13, 2018, June 20, 2018, June 28, 2018, July 11, 2018, July 19, 2018, July 25, 2018, <br />August 1, 2018, August 8, 2018, August 15, 2018, August 17, 2018 and August 23, 2018. and all <br />the meetings of the Review Committee can be viewed on the County's AVCapture All system; <br />and, <br />1 of 9 <br />