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Reynolds Comment Ltr SJCC re San Juan Initiative

The San Juan Initiative was a two year effort by the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) to assess the habitats and ecosystem of San Juan County.  They worked with local and regional scientists, policy makers and community members to understand challenges facing the local ecosystem.  Their report made regulatory land use recommendations to the County.

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Judge Rules Against FOSJ in San Juan County.

Published Sept. 7 on Bainbridge Shoreline Homeowners

There are many players in the world of land use planning, regulation and governance. On one side you have property owners. On the other you have a wide range of people and groups who think they know better than anyone else how the property owner’s land should be used. These groups — including activists, politicians, neighbors, local planners, state bureaucrats, scientists, engineers, and other “experts” — often disagree, but they always have an opinion.

On August 31, a Superior Court Judge in San Juan County overturned a ruling by the state’s Shoreline Hearings Board that overturned San Juan County’s issuance of a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to build a private dock. In his ruling, Judge John Linde said that the “SHB decision overturning the permit issued by the County and disregarding the mitigation plan developed in conjunction with WDFW was arbitrary and capricious and failed to properly interpret and apply the law.”

In his summary the Judge said the following:

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San Juan County Prehearing Brief

San Juan County, in Response to Petitions filed with the Growth Management Hearings Board for Review of its Critical Areas Ordinances, filed their Prehearing Brief that can be read here.

CSA PreHearing Brief

Common Sense Alliance (CSA) files a brief on 4-26-13 spelling out its objections to the County's Critical Areas Ordinance.  The CAO was adopted by the San Juan County Council on December 3, 2012.  Sandy Mackie of Perkins Coie LLP is representing Common Sense Alliance in this matter.  Read the CSA Pre-Hearing Brief here.

Blakely Island Property Owner Files for Review of SJ County CAO By GMHB

Blakely Island Property owner filed Petitions for Review of three sections of San Juan County's recently adopted Critical Areas Ordinance as they are specific ("as applied") to their properties. Whereas CSA is asking for review of the more general and over-reaching aspects of the Ordinance.  You can read the Petitions filed with the the Growth Management Hearings Board here:
 
 
 

CSA Files 3 Petitions for Review of CAO with Growth Management Hearings Board

 
On February 4, CSA filed three Petitions for Review of three sections of San Juan County's recently adopted Critical Areas Ordinance. You can read the Petitions filed with the the Growth Management Hearings Board here:
 
 
 
 
 

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Between January 31 and February 8, 2013 Five (5) Petitioners (Friends of the San Juans, Common Sense Alliance, the P. J. Taggares Company, Wm. H. Wright and the San Juan Builders' Association), petitioned the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) for Review of San Juan County's Critical Areas Ordinances (CAO).  This category contains pertinent documents filed by the Petitioners CSA, Taggares and Friends and the Respondent, San Juan County.