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<br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:Bob Schultz [rschultz@olympus.net] <br />Sent:Sunday, April 18, 2010 12:46 PM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Cc:Phyllis Schultz; Connie Gallant <br />Subject:Approve Jefferson County SMP <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br /> <br />Dear Jeff Stewart: <br /> <br />I'm a citizen of Jefferson County (938 Monroe, Port Townsend, WA 98368) and I'm writing to urge DOE approval for the <br /> <br />Shoreline Master Program (SMP) scheduled for consideration here on April 20th. <br /> <br />One of the classics in the 20th century environmental literature is the 1972 Donella Meadows et al Limits to Growth study <br />prepared for the Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind. Early in the introduction to the second edition of <br />that study the authors assert, "The majority of the world's people are concerned with matters that affect only family or <br /> <br />friends over a short period of time. . . . Only a very few people have a global perspective that extends far into the future." <br /> <br />The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has approved a SMP with a vision reaching far into the <br />future, taking current property rights concerns into account, but remembering that policy decisions should be taken to <br />honor our obligations to future generations, who will benefit or suffer long after current actors--property owners, county <br />and state officials, etc--have passed from the scene. Enormous effort and care have been expended in the preparation of <br />this SMP by the BOCC and many Jefferson County citizens,care to respect all the stake holders and to honor the relevant <br /> <br />peer-reviewed science. <br /> <br /> <br />Please accept this multigenerational vision and approve the Jefferson County SMP. <br /> <br /> <br />Thank you. <br /> <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br /> <br /> <br />/Bob Schultz <br /> <br />(Professor Emeritus, UW Bothell, Environmental Studies) <br />1 <br />