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If you are looking for legal pleadings or Mr. Mackie's letters to San Juan County, please look in the Library found at the top of this page in the "Legal" category.
The legal pleadings are filed in two categories that will pop up when you put your cursor on "Legal" in the Library.  The categories are the CAO Review by GMHB and the Superior Court Review of GMHB.
If you are looking for science reports, look in the Library in the "Science" category.
If you are looking for previous stories, cartoons or Newsletters, they will be found in the Library as well.

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A Non-Conforming Use Designation

The Growth Management Act requires local jurisdictions to adopt regulations to protect specific land areas designated as critical areas. The regulatory encumbrances from critical area ordinance overlay designations are having significant impacts for property owners across the state. The encumbered "critical areas and buffer" portions of a private parcel are largely unavailable for the owners use. The no-use restrictions reduce both the economic value of the property and the beneficial use to the property owner.

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