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<br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:Jarvis [] <br />Sent:Thursday, May 06, 2010 9:08 AM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Subject:support the Shoreline Master Program <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br /> <br />May 6, 2010 <br /> <br />Mr. Jeffree Stewart, Regional Planner <br /> <br />Washington State Department of Ecology <br /> <br />P O Box 47775 <br /> <br />Olympia WA 98504 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />RE: The Locally Approved Jefferson County Shoreline Master Program <br /> <br /> <br />I am a citizen of Jefferson County, living in Chimacum and I am writing to day to let you know I <br />support the Shoreline Master Program adopted by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. I <br />am very appreciative of the opportunity to express my views one more time. <br /> <br />I feel the 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 />And I also feel it was balanced to meet needs of both property owners and Puget Sounds ecosystem <br />? <br />using peer-reviewed science to support policies and decisions. <br /> <br />Specifically I support this list of items... <br />150 foot buffers which were supported by ample testimony at all the hearings and meetings and are <br />supported in the current science as a compromise of buffer widths necessary to protect shoreline <br />functions. Plus, provides for flexible buffer modification where modifications are appropriate (i.e., <br />where there is no net loss to shoreline functions). <br /> <br />Minimizes the need for shoreline armoring by encouraging non- structural remedies. <br />The felt the clear language and policies make it easier for citizens to understand the SMP and clear <br />regulations provides land use consistency and improves property values. <br />1 <br /> <br />