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<br />Michelle McConnell <br /> <br />Sent:Thursday, May 06, 2010 2:37 PM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Subject:Shoreline Master Plan <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br />Mr. Stewart; <br />I participated in the last meeting for the SMP held at Fort Worden in April. I was amazed at the following: <br /> <br />1. Commercial interests are concerned with what is actually a personal property use issue. Although they were <br />eloquently opposed regarding the proposed 150 ft setback for Jefferson county, they are not necessarily adversely <br />affected by it. <br />2. Your departments determination to have the indefensible position that it is OK for Port Townsend to have a 50 foot <br />shoreline set back while the rest of this county has a 150 ft. shoreline set back. This is discrimination, and your group will <br />have to defend this in court. Remember, when it comes to finances, there are many of us. <br />3. How much time, effort and money has been wasted by all concerned, including the department of ecology? It was <br />obvious that regardless of the wishes of the property owners affected it is your intention to push this through. Is it a <br />proper conservation of scarce finances to attempt to push through a plan which almost no one wants, which benefits no <br />one, and will spend a considerable amount of time and financial resources in litigation after it is implemented? <br />4. Of the ~170 people in attendance, 8 were in favor of the SMP. None of them are waterfront property owners, but they <br />do love kayaking, watching the fishies and the birdies, etc. The SMP is none of their business, because they are not <br />shoreline property owners. Why were their opinions given gravitas equal to the other ~170 shoreline property owners. <br />5. Last but not least, this will be an issue in the November elections. If we can fire your bosses through the electoral <br />process, the new incumbents can and will fire you lot. <br />John Gusoskey <br />Quilcene <br />360 286 5251 <br />1 <br />