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<br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:gary felder [gfelder@broadstripe.net] <br />Sent:Thursday, May 06, 2010 5:13 PM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Subject:Jefferson County SMP <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br />May 6, 2010 <br /> <br />Dear Sir, Thank you for the opportunity to address this policy matter once again. Most <br />importantly in my opinion Jeffco has truly broken new ground in its efforts to end the <br />seemingly limitless efforts to subvert the best efforts of policy makers to preserve the <br />limited existing healthy shorelines and protect the damaged ones from further excesses. <br /> <br /> I was a custom builder for more that 35 years, I have had a number of clients in those <br />years that thought that it was their God given right to bend every rule that could possibly <br />provide protection for their own construction efforts or the interests of their new neighbors <br />.Doubtlessly, the present and probably the past resistance individuals are yet active in <br />their efforts to defeat the current SMP as they have in the previous 15 years that I know of. <br />The present lot size concerns are at present little more that the a continuation or the <br />result of forcing of poor public policy into the previous code at the expense of probably <br />the most valuable shared public asset the citizens have - the Public waters. There is NO we <br />the people in their vision. <br /> <br /> At my last my property -2110 Shine Rd. In spite of my efforts and expense to encourage <br />neighbors at either side to use less aggressive approuchs at the bluff and beach level, I <br />saw most of the examples of poor stewardship played out as a negative impact on their beach <br />areas ; the sad fact was neither of them gave a damn about the beach or its assets. It was <br />all about appearances! Generally speaking, an armored beach front has little to offer but <br />neatness. No interest, No fun, No discovery , Little productivity. The bluff edge - high <br />maintenance, poor plant performance if non -native. <br /> <br />Sincerely , <br /> <br />Gary D. Felder <br /> <br />2071 Elizabeth Pl. <br /> <br />Port Townsend, WA. 98368 <br /> <br />1 <br />