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<br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:Larry Mayes [] <br />Sent:Saturday, April 24, 2010 7:28 PM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Subject:Jefferson County Shoreline Master Progam <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br />Mr. Stewart, <br />Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Jefferson County’s Shoreline Master Program. As a previous resident of <br />Jefferson County, a regular visitor, and a founding member of the Hood Canal Coalition I encourage adoption of the <br />Jefferson County SMP. The proposed SMP is a balanced, thoughtful and appropriate plan. It protects Hood Canal, <br />Jefferson County Shorelines, the environment, individual quality of life, the peninsula’s economy, and the hood canal <br />bridge. Hood Canal is one of the last semi pristine natural fjords remaining in the United States. Yet it is currently in <br />decline and needs help and protection not industrialization. The Hood Canal Bridge is the lifeline for peninsula residents. <br />Prohibiting future industrialization of Hood Canal will ensure continued economic growth for a region that is based on <br />fisheries, recreation, tourism, natural resources, and quality of life instead of industrialization and personal gain at any <br />cost. If you need any encouragement to approve this plan please google marine environmental disasters or read about <br />the recent damage to the Great Barrier Reef caused by a single ship taking a shortcut to save a couple of bucks. Also <br />google “bridge allisions” for an accurate assessment of bridge/ship/barge accidents that regularly occur. The legislation <br />currently under review prohibits mining and associated activities along the shorelines of Hood Canal and most of the <br />shorelines of Jefferson County. This prohibition is critical to the economic, social, and environmental well being of <br />Jefferson County and peninsula residents as well as the multitudes of visitors. It is a good piece of legislation. Please <br />support it. Thank You. <br />Sincerely, <br />Larry Mayes <br />th <br />1805 SE 8 Pl <br />Renton, WA 9805 <br />425-277-4162 <br />1 <br />