The county is changing its critical-areas ordinance adding new species, habitats to be protected not merely updating with the best available science per the Growth Management Act.
There are recorded statements from the hearing Jan. 20, 2011, and October open houses to debunk the science candidates they are using, but they are the elected county commissioners and are using anything to get their agenda done.
All of Thurston County, you should see the maps. Read number 14280. It’s just one.
I did when I attended the public hearing and the count ratio is 50 against and 1 for, but they are going to make all this permanent. As soon as they finish all of the critical-area changes, shoreline will be next in February or March. Sign up for webmail www.co.thurston.wa.us/planning/contact/constant_contact.html to be informed.
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This is happening right now to homeowners who won’t know until homeowners apply for a permit for any improvements. Horror stories were told at the hearing.
The only thing that matters is large numbers of opponents. Let them know you are opposed to the ordinances. Call them at 360-754-3355 ext. 5467 or e-mail email@example.com. It is that simple. Take the time. I’m not bluffing. This is costing citizens, businesses are moving and the value of your land will be affected.
It’s one thing to protect our valuable critical areas and another to take our property rights away. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just purchased the largest private land to protect what the Thurston County commissioners have taken your land for.