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<br /> <br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:Suzanne Learned [] <br />Sent:Tuesday, May 11, 2010 10:20 AM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br /> <br />Subject:Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br />Hi Jeff, <br />Regarding the Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program here some of the things I was pleased to <br />see: <br />1) Citizen involvement and community outreach was outstanding. <br />2) Department of Community Development (DCD) provided multiple opportunities for <br />involvement over a four year period, including several direct mailings to shoreline property owners. <br />3) Balanced to meet needs of both property owners and Puget Sound’s ecosystem <br />4) Used peer-reviewed science to support policies and decisions <br /> <br />Below are listed the parts of the Shoreline Master Program I found very appealing: <br /> <br />Prohibits all mining and mining-related activities on our natural, conservation, and <br />1) <br />residential shorelines. While the current pit-to-pier project would be grandfathered, it will <br />stop future projects <br />. <br />2) 150 foot buffers which were supported by significant testimony at all meetings and hearings, are <br />supported in the current science as a compromise of buffer widths necessary to protect shoreline <br />functions. <br />3) Provides for flexible buffer modification where modifications are appropriate (i.e., where there is <br />no net loss to shoreline functions) <br />4) Clear language and policies make it easier for citizens to understand the SMP <br />5) Clear regulations provides land use consistency and improves property values <br />6) Prohibits commercial net pen farming <br />7) Minimizes the need for shoreline armoring by encouraging non-structural remedies <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />