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<br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:Phil Andrus [inthewoods@olympus.net] <br />Sent:Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8:36 AM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Subject:Jefferson County SMP <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br /> <br />Greetings, <br /> <br />I am writing in support of the adoption by the Department of Ecology of the draft Jefferson County Shorelines Master Program. I am well acquainted <br />with shorelines planning in Jefferson County, having served on the county's Shoreline Commission for over a decade, both as member and as chair. <br /> In addition, I participated in an unsuccessful effort to update the SMP earlier in this decade, after the Shorelines Commission had been abolished. I <br />have read the draft SMP in its entirety and have submitted verbal and written testimony throughout the county's extended process. In all of my <br />eighteen years on the Shoreline Commission and on the Planning Commission, I have never witnessed a more thorough, inclusive, and professional <br /> <br />plan development process. <br /> <br />As a marine electrician, I am keenly concerned for the protection of the working waterfront. As a sailor, kayaker, clam digger and crab chaser, I <br /> <br />recognize the many values of the shorelines and the waters of our county. <br /> <br />The draft is vastly superior to the document it will replace. First, it incorporates contemporary scientific <br />knowledge in its policies and regulations. Second, it is more logically and clearly organized and written. And, <br />third, while recognizing the needs and rights of property owners, it protects shoreline resources and processes <br />for the benefit of the citizens of Jefferson County and of the entire state. <br /> <br />Meriting special mention are the following: <br /> <br />1. The prohibition of all mining and mining-related activities on natural, conservation, and residential <br />shorelines <br />2. The prohibition of farming of salmon in net pens <br />3. Buffer modification is flexible enough to allow reductions in buffer sizes when appropriate. <br />4. Reduction of the demand for shoreline armoring <br />5. Strengthening of the regulations of shoreline armoring, when armoring cannot be avoided <br />6. Continued respect for water dependent uses <br /> <br /> <br />Best regards, <br /> <br />Phil Andrus <br />POB 261 <br />Chimacum, WA 98325 <br /> <br />360 732 4085 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />1 <br />