CSA supplemented the comments of Attorney Mackie, pointing out specific places where the CAO is inconsistent with the County Comprehensive Plan. CSA Comments on Consistency.
Statements in the County's 2013 Preliminary Budget regarding the CAO review process are inappropriate and reckless. Read the reasons why
CSA recommends a sensible, compliant, and prudent way forward for our County, our environment, our economy, and our people. We recognize the success of the substantial public and private efforts by our citizens to protect our ecosystem.
Tim Blanchard of Common Sense Alliance comments before the Council on October 16 that "WAC 173-26-231(3)(iii)(C) allows counties to establish their own nonconforming use and development standards. Most fundamentally, the definition in this section of the WAC by its terms applies only "for purposes of this section..." not any other provisions. Accordingly, by its terms it is inapplicable to replacement of nonconforming shoreline modification structure pursuant to WAC 173-27-80 or different nonconforming provisions adopted by a County.
- CSA Takes Wetland Comments to Planning Commission
- County Fails to Identify Wetland Functions and Values to Be Protected
- SEPA Review is Incorrect
- Geologically Hazardous Area Is Confused with Geologic Hazard
- Overarching Comments and Concerns Regarding Review of Current Regulations
- BAS Resolution Needs Further Revisions
- Senate Bill on Non-Conformity Not What It Purports to Be
- Draft Resolution Adopting BAS Needs Work
- Council Should Review Action Agenda Work
- Public Review of Implementation Committee Proposal Should Be Had
- Public's Questions Were Not Addressed by Consultants
- County Should Represent Its Citizens In SMP Update
- Insufficient Time Has Been Given to Respond to BAS Synthesis
- Correct Improper Procedures to Avoid Challenge
- Proposed Legislative Priorities Are of Concern
- Contracting CAO and SMP Tasks to One Consultant is Inappropriate
- Public Confidence Undermined
- CAO Work Plan Needs Further Revision
- Adopt Only BAS Applicable to SJ County
- BAS Has Not Identified Deficiencies in Existing Regulations