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  • What She Learned in Africa Trump Was Right

    Posting this  will  offend some, they will say “Oh but, that was decades ago, everything has change since then”

    If you are not a liberal at age 20 you don’t have a heart If you are not a conservative at age 40 you don’t have a brain.” …attributed to Winston Churchill

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    These are snippets of what she learned in Africa (the full text is below)

    As a twenty-one-year-old (21) starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal.  In fact, I was euphoric.  I quickly made friends and had an adopted family.  I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man.  People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts.

    The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us.  The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese.  How could they be?  Their reality is totally different.  You can’t understand anything in Senegal using American terms.

    Girls had their clitorises cut off at puberty.  (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation.)

    NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS WOULD I HAVE IMAGINED THAT A FEW DECADES LATER,

    LIBERALS would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

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    NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS WOULD I HAVE IMAGINED THAT A FEW DECADES LATER….

    Behind My Back | Michigan U.S.A. Female Genital Mutilation

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/04/22/6513

    Michigan U.S.A. Female Genital Mutilation Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, were arrested on charges of “conspiring to perform female genital

    For documentation read the 16 page criminal complaint below.

    As in the case of Dr. Nagarwala last week, the 16-page criminal complaint issued against Dr. Attar and his wife in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Friday refers to “a particular religious and cultural community” without specifying that community. It is now believed that that community is the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim sect, whose world leader, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, has called for the tradition to continue.

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    2nd doctor, wife arrested in genital mutilation case – Detroit News

    www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit…genital-mutilation/100741450/

    23 hours ago – Federal agents arrested a second doctor and his wife Friday in a widening conspiracy involving female genital mutilation and members of a …

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    A widening conspiracy in America? TWO  7-YEAR-OLD GIRLS BROUGHT FROM MINNESOTA U.S.A. TO MICHIGAN U.S.A. FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

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    Michigan is one of 26 states that have failed to enact laws against the practice.

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    Fortunately, in the United States we have the  law on our side. THIS CASE IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND EVER PROSECUTED since FGM/C was first criminalized in 1996 in the United States.

    In 2013, the Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act amended this law to forbid “Vacation Cutting,” the practice of taking a girl overseas for FGM/C.

    We must now modify this to include domestic travel for the same criminal purpose.

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    And Now, Female Genital Mutilation Comes to America – The Daily Beast

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/and-now-female-genital-mutilation-comes-to-america

    Apr 19, 2017 – Last week, a doctor in Michigan was charged with performing genital mutilation on two of her young patients. That’s right—her patients.

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    My blog/website is not to offend, it is to research, document, educate and inform.

    As a preface… this is worth repeating

    If you are not a liberal at age 20 you don’t have a heart If you are not a conservative at age 40 you don’t have a brain.” …attributed to Winston Churchill

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    What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

    crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2018/01/what-i-learned-in-peace-corps-in-africa.html

    What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right – By Karin McQuillan (This is mandatory reading for any American with a conscience and a pulse.) (Folks – tell all your do-gooder …. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/what_i_learned_in_peace_corps_in_africa_trump_is_right.html. Posted by Crush …


    By K McQ

    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a mommunity center in a rural town.  Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health.  That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, “a fecalized environment.”

    In plain English: s— is everywhere.  People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water.  He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water.  Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.

    Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

    Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral.  The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see.

    I have seen.  I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.

    Senegal was not a hellhole.  Very poor people can lead happy, meaningful lives in their own cultures’ terms.  But they are not our terms.  The excrement is the least of it.  Our basic ideas of human relations, right and wrong, are incompatible.

    As a twenty-one-year-old starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal.  In fact, I was euphoric.  I quickly made friends and had an adopted family.  I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man.  People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts.

    The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us.  The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese.  How could they be?  Their reality is totally different.  You can’t understand anything in Senegal using American terms.

    Take something as basic as family.  Family was a few hundred people, extending out to second and third cousins.  All the men in one generation were called “father.”  Senegalese are Muslim, with up to four wives.  Girls had their clitorises cut off at puberty.  (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation.)  Sex, I was told, did not include kissing.  Love and friendship in marriage were Western ideas.  Fidelity was not a thing.  Married women would have sex for a few cents to have cash for the market.

    What I did witness every day was that women were worked half to death.  Wives raised the food and fed their own children, did the heavy labor of walking miles to gather wood for the fire, drew water from the well or public faucet, pounded grain with heavy hand-held pestles, lived in their own huts, and had conjugal visits from their husbands on a rotating basis with their co-wives.  Their husbands lazed in the shade of the trees.

    Yet family was crucial to people there in a way Americans cannot comprehend.

    The Ten Commandments were not disobeyed – they were unknown.  The value system was the exact opposite.  You were supposed to steal everything you can to give to your own relatives.  There are some Westernized Africans who try to rebel against the system.  They fail.

    We hear a lot about the kleptocratic elites of Africa.  The kleptocracy extends through the whole society.  My town had a medical clinic donated by international agencies.  The medicine was stolen by the medical workers and sold to the local store.  If you were sick and didn’t have money, drop dead.  That was normal.

    So here in the States, when we discovered that my 98-year-old father’s Muslim health aide from Nigeria had stolen his clothes and wasn’t bathing him, I wasn’t surprised.  It was familiar.

    In Senegal, corruption ruled, from top to bottom.  Go to the post office, and the clerk would name an outrageous price for a stamp.  After paying the bribe, you still didn’t know it if it would be mailed or thrown out.  That was normal.

    One of my most vivid memories was from the clinic.  One day, as the wait grew hotter in the 110-degree heat, an old woman two feet from the medical aides – who were chatting in the shade of a mango tree instead of working – collapsed to the ground.  They turned their heads so as not to see her and kept talking.  She lay there in the dirt.  Callousness to the sick was normal.

    Americans think it is a universal human instinct to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  It’s not.  It seems natural to us because we live in a Bible-based Judeo-Christian culture.

    We think the Protestant work ethic is universal.  It’s not.  My town was full of young men doing nothing.  They were waiting for a government job.  There was no private enterprise.  Private business was not illegal, just impossible, given the nightmare of a third-world bureaucratic kleptocracy.  It is also incompatible with Senegalese insistence on taking care of relatives.

    All the little stores in Senegal were owned by Mauritanians.  If a Senegalese wanted to run a little store, he’d go to another country.  The reason?  Your friends and relatives would ask you for stuff for free, and you would have to say yes.  End of your business.  You are not allowed to be a selfish individual and say no to relatives.  The result: Everyone has nothing.

    The more I worked there and visited government officials doing absolutely nothing, the more I realized that no one in Senegal had the idea that a job means work.  A job is something given to you by a relative.  It provides the place where you steal everything to give back to your family.

    I couldn’t wait to get home.  So why would I want to bring Africa here?  Non-Westerners do not magically become American by arriving on our shores with a visa.

    For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever.  I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.

    African problems are made worse by our aid efforts.  Senegal is full of smart, capable people.  They will eventually solve their own country’s problems.  They will do it on their terms, not ours.  The solution is not to bring Africans here.

    We are lectured by Democrats that we must privilege third-world immigration by the hundred million with chain migration.  They tell us we must end America as a white, Western, Judeo-Christian, capitalist nation – to prove we are not racist.  I don’t need to prove a thing.  Leftists want open borders because they resent whites, resent Western achievements, and hate America.  They want to destroy America as we know it.

    As President Trump asked, why would we do that?

    We have the right to choose what kind of country to live in.  I was happy to donate a year of my life as a young woman to help the poor Senegalese.  I am not willing to donate my country.

    Behind My Back | Every Immigrant Brings Something

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/05/30/every-immigrant-brings-something

    Every Immigrant Brings Something The following program uses DNA evidence for the history of immigration and migration into the United States of America, starting in …

    Every Immigrant Brings Something

    What DNA Can Tell You, and What It Can’t

    Race is associated with biology,

     WHEREAS ETHNICITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH CULTURE

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    IMMIGRANT’S BRING THEIR CULTURE

    CULTURE DEFINITION. the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next.

    CULTURE DEFINITION the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. : a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc. : a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.

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    The MUSLIM  “world” is a collection of different countries, CULTURES and people.


  • Obamas Classified Australian Immigration Deal

    Some American citizens were aware that President Obama and his administrations had brokered an immigration deal with Australia.

    WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW IS THAT THE DEAL WAS CLASSIFIED

    The deal, which was announced in Novemberless than a week after Trump won the US election on Nov 8, 2016

    Charles E. Grassley, “Grassley Renews Call for Declassification of Covert Australia Refugee Deal”, Chuck Grassley website, February 2, 2017.

    June 10, 2017  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has repeatedly and unsuccessfully called for the secret refugee deal with Australia to be declassified.53

    June 10, 2017  Elements remain classified, although the State Department is considering an application from the Senate Judiciary Committee to declassify the documents in the public interest.

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    Another Chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

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    The Covert became Classified both to American and Australian Citizens.

    How would American and Australian Citizens have reacted to the CLASSIFIED document if it had been DECLASSIFIED before the U.S. Election?

    Maybe we’re missing something, what was the Obama administration  getting  out of that classified deal ?— beyond Australia’s acceptance of the 50 “refugees” from Costa Rica — that is being kept secret from us?

    See Nayla Rush, “Expanded Central American ‘Refugee’ Program: Bring the Whole Family!” , Center for Immigration Studies blog, August 28, 2016.

    See Nayla Rush, “Autralia’s Unwanted Asylum Seekers (Mostly Iranians) to Be Resettled in the US”, Center for Immigration Studies, February 2017.

    Zoe Daniel and Stephanie March, “US refugee deal: Architect of deal says arrangement loosely based on Australia ‘doing more'”, ABC News, March 21, 2017.

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    Under President Trump’s Immigration Deals. (sworn in Jan 20, 2017)

    President Trump signed three executive orders the week of January 23, 2017

    On January 25 at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Trump signed executive orders on border security and interior enforcement. On January 27, he signed an executive order at the Pentagon on refugees and visa holders from designated nations.

    Why would President Trump be upset, eight days after he was sworn into office?

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    THE REST OF  THE STORY BY PEARL HARVEY

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    U.S.-Australia Refugee Resettlement Deal Is Underway | Center for …

    https://cis.org/USAustralia-Refugee-Resettlement-Deal-Underway

    Jun 10, 2017 – Soon after taking office, (JAN 28, 2017)  President Trump promised to study the “dumb deal“: “Do you believe it? The Obama administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!” he tweeted……

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    APRIL 2016 Who Are Australia’s 1,241 Unwanted Asylum Seekers?

    Most (1,147) are men.

    According to recent Australian detention statistics, there are 1,241 people in detention on Nauru and Manus Island (PNG): 380 on Nauru and 861 on Manus Island. Most (1,147) are men.25 Of the 380 in Nauru, 286 are men, 49 are women, and 45 are children. All 861 detained on Manus Island are men.

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    APRIL 2016  Australia’s 1,241 Unwanted Asylum Seekers

    Friction between asylum seekers and locals intensified (Riots, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault Allegations) after detention at the Manus camp was deemed unconstitutional by the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court in April 2016.

    Detainees (now called “residents”) were since allowed outside the camp.

    During UNHCR’s April 2016 visit to Manus Island

    United Nations experts concluded that the level of mental illness on both islands was alarming

    Experts concluded that “[t]he prevalence and severity of mental disorders presented by the asylum-seeker and refugee population on Manus Island is extreme.”

    Furthermore, a number of very severe psychiatric disorders were identified, including gross psychopathology consistent with psychosis as well as psychotic dissociation.

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    Riots, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault Allegations

    Following an inspection of the Manus and Nauru detention camps, United Nations experts concluded that the level of mental illness on both islands was alarming.36 During UNHCR’s April 2016 visit to Manus Island, medical experts found that 88 percent of asylum seekers and refugees surveyed “were suffering from a depressive or anxiety disorder and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. … Furthermore, a number of very severe psychiatric disorders were identified, including gross psychopathology consistent with psychosis as well as psychotic dissociation.” Experts concluded that “[t]he prevalence and severity of mental disorders presented by the asylum-seeker and refugee population on Manus Island is extreme.” Eighty-three percent of asylum seekers and refugees surveyed on Nauru “suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or depression.”

    Riots, fights with security guards and local residents, incidents of self-harm, and suicide attempts (including swallowing poison and self-immolation) were on the rise.

    The latest violent incident took place on Manus Island detention center in April. Dutton, the immigration minister, said the incident was the result of allegations of sexual assault against a five-year-old local boy who was led into the center.37 Manus Island locals got angry and violence broke out between them, camp security guards, and the detainees. Shots were fired inside the camp, but no one was hurt. Detainees refuted these allegations, claiming the fight was the result of a football field dispute. They said that the boy was led inside the camp a few days before the incident because he was asking for food.38

    Friction between asylum seekers and locals intensified after detention at the Manus camp was deemed unconstitutional by the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court in April 2016. Detainees (now called “residents”) were since allowed outside the camp.

    David Yapu, Manus Province commander, spoke to Fairfax Media:

    We have been warning the refugees to respect the laws of the locals, of Papua New Guinea. … You are free to walk around, but please make sure that you respect the locals. If you come in conflict with the law, police will not hesitate to deal with you. I want the message to be delivered to them. The bulk of them are okay but there are a few [troublemakers]. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.39

    In January, an asylum seeker was charged with raping a young local woman on Manus Island. This incident raises, according to the victim’s aunt, a serious problem as to how detainees are relating to local people on the island: “They don’t know our cultures and they don’t respect the women here, they do anything they want. … They are roaming here, looking for women and getting these small girls [young women] to have sex is not something the people of Manus would like to see.”40

    Another asylum seeker was arrested and charged with the rape of a 10-year-old girl. As reported in January 2017: “Police on the island said at least seven men had been arrested in recent weeks for offences such as public drunkenness and possession of drugs.”41

    Incidents like these have led to increased tension between the asylum seekers and the local people. Asylum seekers have been attacked outside the center and two Iranian men were beaten by police. But police and local representatives accuse the asylum seekers of “committing crimes and aggressively pursuing local women.”42

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    January 28, 2017

    U.S. President Donald Trump  seated at his desk speaks by phone with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S.

    Turnbull, early in the call, pivots from introductory pleasantries to highlighting similarities in U.S. and Australian policies with regard to “national security and border protection.” Turnbull name-drops Jared Kushner, who he says he’d recently spoken to, and notes, “It is very interesting to know how you prioritize the minorities in your Executive Order.”

    AUSTRALIA’S  SMART  LINE ON IMMIGRATION

    January 28, 2017, Turnbull,  comments that 90 percent of the 12,000 Syrian refugees Australia has agreed to take in are Christian.

    it is a tragic fact of life that when the situation in the Middle East settles down the people that are going to be most unlikely to have a continuing home are those Christian minorities… It is not a sectarian thing. It is recognition of the practical political realities.”

    Data  obtained through Australia’s freedom of information law shows that 78 percent of the approximately 18,563 refugees from Syria and Iraq granted entry from July 1, 2015, to Jan. 6, 2017  of this year identified themselves as Christian.

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    JULY 2014 AUSTRALIA’S  HARD LINE ON IMMIGRATION

    Under Australia’s strict border policy, they are prevented from receiving asylum even if found to be refugees.

    The hardline policy adopted by Australia has resulted in there being no asylum seekers delivered to Australia by a boat smuggling operation since July 2014.

    Under the new legislation, even the thousands of asylum seekers who have returned home to the Middle East, Africa and Asia would be banned from ever traveling to Australia, even on a legitimate tourist or business visa, or as an Australian’s spouse.

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    MAR 23, 2017

    Australia rejects 500 Syrian and Iraqi refugees for security reasons – DW

    www.dw.com/en/australia-rejects-500-syrian-and…security-reasons/a-38082131

    Mar 23, 2017Australia has turned down more than 500 refugees from Syria and Iraq on security grounds, a minister says.

    The minister said the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, in which an assailant with suspected links to Islamist terrorism killed three people and wounded dozens more using a car and a knife before being shot dead,

    justified the Australian government’s decision to be very selective about who it let into the country.

    “The tragic events in London and elsewhere demonstrate the government’s approach was prudent,

    THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WE’D EXCLUDED ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS

    AND PEOPLE THAT WE DO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THAT WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT TO OUR COUNTRY

    AND WE NEVER WILL.

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    Nov, 13, 2016  Under President Obama and his administrations brokered immigration deal with Australia……

    Refugees being held at controversial detention facilities (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA)  will be resettled in the United States, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Sunday.

    The group is the first of 1,250 refugees (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA )

    That are ULTIMATELY expected to resettle in the United States, as part of an agreement with the Australian government, brokered by President Obama and his administrations.

    The refugees (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA)  will soon arrive in the US are originally from Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka, Somalia, and Myanmar, Australia’s Refugee Action Coalition said in a statement.

    They will be resettled across the US, in states including Arizona, Texas, California, Oregon, and New York.

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    Jan 22, 2018 Update Australian refugees President Obama and his administrations “CLASSIFIED” brokered immigration deal with Australia……

    Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for US under resettlement deal

    Fifty-eight men leave ‘hell that the Australian government made for us’ months after first group of 54 refugees sent to US

  • Something Fishy Going on in WA State

    House Bill 2859: Modifying the management of the state’s fisheries by creating the department of fisheries separate from the department of wildlife

    Introduced in the House on January 18, 2018   Official Text and Analysis.

    View House Bill 2859

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    click on the link below … scroll down through the 226 pages

    Original Bill

    PAGE (4) NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1001.

     IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE TO HAVE….

    226 PAGES OF THIS?

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     I am posting  this on my website,  behindmyback.org,  As  It is in the “BEST”  interest of the citizens  of  WA  State to be  “FULLY” informed and have an opportunity to make public comment.

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    Page (11) This is not just about fish….

    The director may:
    (1) SPEND MONEYS
    to improve natural growing conditions for fish
    by constructing  fishways, installing screens, and removing obstructions to migratory fish

    PAGE (79) AFFECTING CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE?

     Sec. 1121. RCW 77.55.141and 2010 c 210 s 28 are each amended to 21 read as follows:

    (1)In order to protect the property of marine waterfront shoreline owners it is necessary to facilitate issuance of permits for bulkheads or rockwalls under certain conditions.

    (2)The department shall issue a permit with or without conditions within forty-five days of receipt of a complete and accurate application which authorizes commencement of construction, replacement, or repair of a marine beach front protective bulkhead or rockwall for single-family type residences or property UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

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    PAGE ONE (1) OF 226 

    AN ACT Relating to modifying the management of the state’s  fisheries by creating the department of fisheries separate from the department of wildlife;

    Amending RCW’S PAGE (1) OF 226

    77.08.022, 77.08.024, 77.12.010,77.12.275, 77.12.420,

    77.12.455, 77.12.560, 77.12.760, 77.12.850,77.12.858,

    77.12.860, 77.12.865, 77.15.300, 77.15.310, 77.15.320,

    77.15.350, 77.15.370, 77.15.380, 77.15.382, 77.15.390,

    77.15.500,77.15.520, 77.15.522, 77.15.530, 77.15.540,

    77.15.552, 77.15.554,77.15.565, 77.15.570, 77.15.590,

    77.15.620, 77.15.640, 77.15.803,77.15.813, 77.15.805,

    77.15.809,77.15.811, 77.18.050, 77.18.060,77.50.010,

    77.50.020, 77.50.040, 77.50.050, 77.50.070, 77.50.080,

    77.50.090, 77.50.100, 77.50.110, 77.50.120, 77.55.021,

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    and 79A.80.090; reenacting and amending

    RCW 77.55.011, 77.120.010, 77.15.080, and 77.15.160; adding a new Title to the Revised Code of Washington to be codified as Title 75A RCW; creating new sections; recodifying RCW,77.55.041,77.55.081, 77.55.111, 77.55.121, 77.55.131, 77.55.141, 7.55.151, 77.55.161, 77.55.181, 77.55.191, 77.55.241, 77.55.251, 77.55.261,77.55.291, 77.55.331, 77.57.040, 77.57.060, 77.60.020, 77.60.030,77.60.050, 77.60.100, 77.60.0…….

    AND,  A FULL PAGE (3) OF 226

    AND PAGE (4) OF 226

    77.135.210, 77.135.220, 77.135.230, AND, 77.135.240; repealing RCW 177.15.005, 43.300.005, AND, 77.04.013; prescribing penalties; providing an effective date; and providing an expiration date.

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    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:

    PART ONE

    DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES CREATED

    PAGE (4) ….NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1001.

    IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE

    TO HAVE 226 PAGES OF THIS?

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    I am posting this on my website behindmyback.org,  As it is in the “BEST”  interest of the citizens of  WA State to be “FULLY”  informed and have an opportunity to make public comment.


  • Pearl Revere and Harvey Remember 2017

    How will I, as a concerned American Grandmother,  remember 2017?

    Out with the old and in with the new

    I posted  one hundred ninety one (191)  2017 comments on my blog, behindmyback.org.

    How will you? How do you remember 2017?

    If you need something to jog your memory?

    2017 Archives behindmyback.org.

    In chronological order

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    My most memorable comment in 2017

    Behind My Back | President Trump at the Lincoln Memorial

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/19/president-trump-at-the-lincoln-memorial/

    Jan 19, 2017 – Jan 19, 6:15 PM I just watched President Trump and his family standing and looking up at the Lincoln Memorial. In the exact spot I stood many years ago. The 30 year old memory was the inspiration for this website, as you all know.

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     ——————————————————————————–

    What’s coming in 2018?

    Many more chapters in the book of Revelations by Pearl Revere


  • Clallam Co. SMP What’s the DCD Hiding?

    TODAY IS DEC 16, 2017 THE LAST SMP UPDATE, PUBLIC COMMENT POSTED THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE AS A PUBLIC COMMENT RECEIVED WAS ON DEC 6, 2017 120617-JWiley

    WHAT IS THE CLALLAM COUNTY DCD ET AL.  TRYING TO HIDE, FROM THE CONCERNED CITIZENS IN OUR COUNTY, BY FAILING TO POST EVERY AND ALL PUBLIC SMP UPDATE COMMENTS SINCE DEC 6, 2017  AND DENYING THE PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC COMMENTS, EVERY DAY SINCE THEN, ON THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE

    AT THIS CRUCIAL TIME IN THE 2017 SMP UPDATE PROCESS

    WHAT IS THE CLALLAM COUNTY DCD HIDING?

    EVERY AND ALL 2017 CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE PUBLIC COMMENTS  THEY RECEIVED AFTER DEC 6, 2017

    SKULLDUGGERY was the first word that came to my mind

    You can still send your SMP Update comments  individually to the county commissioners here: bpeach@co.clallam.wa.us – rjohnson@co.clallam.wa.us – mozias@co.clallam.wa.us

    OR… You can Scroll to the bottom, make your SMP Update Comment, on this comment, on behindmyback.org  and it will go absolutely go public in cyberspace.

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    Dec 12, 2017 was the cutoff date for sending 2017 SMP Update Public Comments to the BOCC

    Cut off notification by Clallam County Dept Of Community Development (DCD) for receiving SMP public comments was Dec 6, 2017. 120617-JWiley

    Indeed, this was a concern for many citizens that had sent emails specifically for the BOCC

    Including myself.

    ——————————————–

    I made four (4) SMP Update Public Comments To: zSMP

    Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:10 PM

    December 13, 2017 3:53 PM No worries? seven days later, from Steve Gray

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    Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 12:08 PM

    December 13, 2017 3:53 PM No worries? six days later, from Steve Gray,

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    Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2017 3:35 PM

    December 13, 2017 3:53 PM No worries? five days later, from Steve Gray

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    Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:55 AM

    December 14, 2017 3:53 PM No worries? two days later, from Steve Gray,

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    Thank you for your comments.  Your comments will be provided to the Clallam County Board of County Commissioners as public testimony received on the proposed Draft Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP).  THEY WILL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE AS A PUBLIC COMMENT RECEIVED.

    Thank you,

    Steve Gray

    Deputy Director/Planning Manager

    Clallam County Department of Community Development

    360-417-2520

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    WORRY INDEED, AFTER DEC 6, 2017, DID YOU GIVE ORAL OR WRITTEN SMP PUBLIC COMMENT?

    WAS YOUR NEVER POSTED AFTER DEC 6, 2017, SMP UPDATE PUBLIC COMMENT  IMPORTANT?

    TODAY IS DEC 16, 2017 THE LAST SMP UPDATE, PUBLIC COMMENT POSTED ON THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE AS A PUBLIC COMMENT RECEIVED WAS ON DEC 6, 2017 120617-JWiley

    WHAT IS THE HIDDEN AGENDA OF CLALLAM COUNTY DCD ET AL. BY FAILING TO POST EVERY PUBLIC SMP UPDATE COMMENTS SINCE DEC 6, 2017 AND DENYING PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC COMMENTS, EVERY DAY SINCE THEN, ON THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE.

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    AT THIS CRUCIAL TIME IN THE CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE PROCESS….

    SKULLDUGGERY was the first word that came to my mind

    WHAT IS THE DCD HIDING?

    EVERY AND ALL 2017 CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE PUBLIC COMMENTS  THEY RECEIVED AFTER DEC 6, 2017

    Scroll to the bottom, make your SMP Update Comment, on this comment, on behindmyback.org  and it will go absolutely go public in cyberspace.

    This historical Quotation, best describes my historical agenda (since Jan 26, 2011).

    If you put over any of your SKULLDUGGERY on us, I’ll wipe you off the map no matter in what lonesome hole you hide.


  • 2017 Clallam Co SMP BOCC RCW 90.58.590

    Discovery Dec 8, 2017

    Under RCW 90.58.590 Clallam County BOCC has this option on the 2017 SMP Update.

    Local governments authorized to adopt moratoria

    Recognizing the fundamental role and value of properly exercised moratoria, the legislature intends to establish new moratoria procedures and to affirm moratoria authority that local governments have and may exercise when implementing the shoreline management act, while recognizing the legitimate interests of existing shoreline-related developments during the period of interim moratoria.”[ 2009 c 444 § 1.]

     (3) A moratorium or control adopted under this section may be effective for up to six months if a detailed work plan for remedying the issues and circumstances necessitating the moratorium or control is developed and made available for public review.

    Intent—2009 c 444: “The legislature recognizes that cities and counties have moratoria authority granted through constitutional and statutory provisions and that this authority, when properly exercised, is an important aspect of complying with environmental stewardship and protection requirements.

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    The Clallam County BOCC has this option on the 2017 SMP Update.

    And,  most certainly the Citizens of Clallam County have provided  727  Public comments with enough local issues, circumstances and irregularities in the 2017  SMP Update Draft….

    To request the Clallam County WA  BOCC   use  their moratoria authority under RCW 90.58.590

    to  remedy the critical issues, imposed in and on the citizens in the Clallam County SMP Update between 2009 and Dec 13, 2017 including but not limited to,

    2017 SMP Update 727 Comments

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    RCW 90.58.590

    Local governments authorized to adopt moratoria—Requirements—Public hearing.

    (1) Local governments may adopt moratoria or other interim official controls as necessary and appropriate to implement this chapter.
    (2)(a) A local government adopting a moratorium or control under this section must:
    (i) Hold a public hearing on the moratorium or control;
    (ii) Adopt detailed findings of fact that include, but are not limited to justifications for the proposed or adopted actions and explanations of the desired and likely outcomes;
    (iii) Notify the department of the moratorium or control immediately after its adoption. The notification must specify the time, place, and date of any public hearing required by this subsection;
    (iv) Provide that all lawfully existing uses, structures, or other development shall continue to be deemed lawful conforming uses and may continue to be maintained, repaired, and redeveloped, so long as the use is not expanded, under the terms of the land use and shoreline rules and regulations in place at the time of the moratorium.
    (b) The public hearing required by this section must be held within sixty days of the adoption of the moratorium or control.
    (3) A moratorium or control adopted under this section may be effective for up to six months if a detailed work plan for remedying the issues and circumstances necessitating the moratorium or control is developed and made available for public review. A moratorium or control may be renewed for two sixmonth periods if the local government complies with subsection (2)(a) of this section before each renewal. If a moratorium or control is in effect on the date a proposed master program or amendment is submitted to the department, the moratorium or control must remain in effect until the department’s final action under RCW 90.58.090; however, the moratorium expires six months after the date of submittal if the department has not taken final action.
    (4) Nothing in this section may be construed to modify county and city moratoria powers conferred outside this chapter.
    NOTES:
    Intent2009 c 444: “The legislature recognizes that cities and counties have moratoria authority granted through constitutional and statutory provisions and that this authority, when properly exercised, is an important aspect of complying with environmental stewardship and protection requirements.
    Recognizing the fundamental role and value of properly exercised moratoria, the legislature intends to establish new moratoria procedures and to affirm moratoria authority that local governments have and may exercise when implementing the shoreline management act, while recognizing the legitimate interests of existing shoreline-related developments during the period of interim moratoria.” [ 2009 c 444 § 1.]
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    Comments and questions on the 2017 Clallam County SMP Update can  still be submitted individually to the elected county representatives:

    bpeach@co.clallam.wa.us – rjohnson@co.clallam.wa.us – mozias@co.clallam.wa.us


  • 2017 SMP Update 727 Comments

    THE CLALLAM COUNTY BOCC PUBLIC FORUM ON THE SMP DRAFT UPDATE IS TODAY, DEC 12, 2017  AT 10:30AM

    I SHALL NOT ATTEND

    I’VE SPENT NEARLY SEVEN OF MY GOLDEN YEARS COMMENTING ON ISSUES OF CONCERN TO AND FOR VESTED PRIVATE SHORELINE PROPERTY OWNERS, ON THE SMP UPDATE JAN 26, 2011 TO DEC 12, 2017

    THERE ARE 727  PUBLIC COMMENTS POSTED ON THE SMP WEBSITE

    I’VE MADE AT LEAST 150 OF THEM

    THE CUTOFF DATE FOR CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE DRAFT PUBLIC COMMENTS TO THE BOCC IS TODAY, DEC 12, 2017.

    PUBLIC COMMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE DEC 6, 2017?

    WILL YOUR PUBLIC COMMENTS  AFTER DEC 6, 2017 TO THE CLALLAM COUNTY  BOCC BE EXCLUDED BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN POSTED?

    MY SMP COMMENTS AFTER DEC 6, 2017 ARE POSTED ON behindmyback.org

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    March 18, 2015: THERE WERE 617 WRITTEN SMP PUBLIC COMMENTS POSTED ON THE SMP WEBSITE when somebody? prepared an SMP public oral and written comments  “MATRIX” On 160+ of the 617 Public Comments?

     A  new summary of public comment document, undisclosed to the public, 32 page SMP document, generated for, to be used by and considered by, the Clallam County Planning Commission in their decision making process on the SMP Update Draft.

    Entitled: Summary of Comments Received (thru Feb 27, 2015) on the November 2014 Draft Shoreline Master Plan. (SMP) Clallam County Planning Commission Review Draft

    WERE YOUR SMP PUBLIC, ORAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS OF CONCERN INCLUDED WITHIN THE ARBITRARY DCD CUT OFF DATES  THAT PROVIDED THE SMP 160+ MATRIX” FOR THE CLALLAM COUNTY BOCC?

     

    • www.clallam.net/LandUse/documents/619_PHewett.pdf

      SMP and other Matrix Mumbo Jumbo March 18, 2015: This work session on the 2014 SMP Update is anticipated to be generally … Behind My Back I A Thousand Wrongs?

     

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    PUBLIC COMMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE DEC 6, 2017?

    WILL YOUR PUBLIC COMMENTS  AFTER DEC 6, 2017 BE EXCLUDED FROM CONSIDERATION BY THE CLALLAM COUNTY  BOCC  BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN POSTED?

    THERE ARE 726  PUBLIC COMMENTS POSTED ON THE SMP WEBSITE

    SMP UPDATE ISSUES AND CONCERNS?

    CLICK ON THE LINKS READ ALL OF THEM

     

    2017 Comments 2017 Comments 2016 Comments 2015 Comments
    011017-EBowen 111017-PHewett 021716-PHewett 022815 – PHewett
    011017-EBowen 111017-KSpees 040816-PHewett 030115 – PHewett
    011917-EBowen 111117-PHewett 040816-BMcGonigel 030115 – PHewett
    030317-PHewett 111217-DHewett 040816-PHewett 030115 – PHewett
    060217-EBowen 111217-WClark 051616-PHewett 031315 – KSpees
    060317-KSpees 111217-LPhelps 081016-PHewett 031415 – KSpees
    060317-PHewett 111217-DRoyall 090916-PHewett 031515 – PHewett
    060717-PHewett 111317-MWinborn 091016-LPerry 031515 – KSpees
    060917-PHewett 111317-LPhelps 092716-EBowen 031815 – KSpees
    060917-CKeen 111317-DRoyall 100716-EBowen 031815 – PHewett
    061517-KSpees 111417-PHewett 101616-EBowen 032115 – PHewett
    061917-MBlack 111417-EBowen 032115 – PHewett
    062017-PHewett 111517-TDziadek 032115 – PHewett
    062217-EBowen 111517-PHewett 032115 – PHewett
    062217-EBowen 112717-DSchanfald 032115 – PHewett
    070517-BVreeland 120417-JWard 033015 – PHewett
    070517-EChadd 120417-DSchanfald 033115 – KSpees
    070517-OCA 120517-SKoehler 040215 – EBowen
    070517-CWeller 120517-DMyers 041615 – PHewett
    070517-RVreeland 120517-EMarks 041915- PHwewtt
    070517-MDoherty 120517-Ablue 042015 – PHewett
    071317-EBowen 120517-JLoran 052815 _ EBowen
    071317-EBowen 120517-JNolan 070315 – PHewett
    071917-CWeller 120517-CRose 070315 – PHewett
    072617-BVreeland 120517-DParks 070315 – PHewett
    072617-SMartin 120517-DSchanfald 070415 – PHewett
    081117-EBowen 120617-ALubeck 070415 – LPerry
    081217-EBowen 120617-MRossotto 080215 – PHewett
    092817-EBowen 120617-BBergman 090215-PHewett
    101617-PHewett 120617-PHewett 090815-PHewett
    101617-CEvanoff 120617-MRutherford
    101717-PHewett 120617-JWiley
    101717-BWinter
    101817-PHewett
    101917-PHewett
    102217-PHewett
    102317-PHewett
    102717-PHewett
    102917-PHewett
    103017-PHewett
    110217-PHewett
    110517-PHewett
    110617-PHewett
    110917-PHewett
    110917-PHewett

     

    Comments received between 2014 and Feb. 27, 2015 HERE

    2015 Comments 020615 – BLynette

    022715 – ForksCity

    022715 – BrandtPtOwners

    022715 – HSmyth

    022715 – SierraClub

    022715 – CGeer

    022715 – LPhelps

    022715 – RFletcher

    022715 – KNorman

    022715 – SBruch

    022715 – RBloomer

    022715 – RBloomer

    022715 – DStahler

    022715 – MDoherty

    022715 – SBogg

    022715 – RKnapp – JKT

    022715 – BLynette

    022715 – BLynette

    022715 – RPhreaner

    022615 – JLarson

    022515 – SierraClub

    022515 – TEngel

    022515 – AMatthay

    022515 – LPhelps

    022515 – KSpees

    022415 – DeptOfInterior

    022415 – TSimpson

    022415 – TFreeman

    022415 – BLake

    022415 – JCress

    022415 – Taylors

    022415 – EGreenleaf

    022315 – GBergner

    022015 – BBrown

    022015 – GBrown

    022015 – TRief

    022015 – RAmaral

    022015 – WCook

    022015 – DKalinski

    022015 – DFrascati

    022015 – JHelpenstell

    022015 – JFletcher

    022015 – CTilden

    022615 – PABA

    022015 – GJensen

    022015 – SWikstrom

    022315 – SBonner

    022215 – JElleot

    022115 – TSage

    022015 – KSpees

    022015 – KSpees

    022015 – KSpees

    022015 – KSpees

    021915 – DWahlgren

    2015 Comments021915 – NKoseff

    021915 – KDuff

    021915 – BVreeland

    021915 – CStrickland

    021915 – EStrickland

    021915 – GSmith

    021915 – DOE

    021915 – SGilleland

    021915 – LBowen

    021915 – HMeier

    021915 -DChong

    021915 – SAnderson

    021915 – OEC

    021915 – RHuntman

    021915 – BLynette

    021915 – CWeller

    021815 – WFlint

    021815 – SNoblin

    021815 – LNoblin

    021815 – PHewett

    021815 – KAhlburg

    021815 – EBowen

    021815 – PFreeborn

    021815 – TTaylor

    021815 – KGraves

    0218105 – GCase

    021815 – KCristion

    021815- SReed

    021815 – SLaBelle

    021815 – MGonzalez

    021815 – JAdams

    021815 – SKokrda

    021815 – KFarrell

    0211815 – MMazzie

    021815 -HKaufman

    021815 – MCrimm

    021815 – CCarlson

    021815 – SFarrall

    021815 – JWinders

    021815 – TErsland

    021815 – FWilhelm

    021815 – SPriest

    021815 – RHolbrook

    021815 – LLaw

    021815 – LHendrickson

    021815 – JMaddux

    021815 – DHagen

    021815 – MHinsdale

    021815- DWatson

    021815 – DWarriner

    021815 – DRigselie

    021815 – JBaymore

    2015 Comments021815 – Plauché & Carr LLP

    021815 – PHewitt

    021815 – JCollier

    021815 – JCollier

    021815 – CMiklos

    021815 – PMilliren

    021815 – RPhreaner

    021815 – BBurke

    021815 – GCrow

    021815 – CJohnson – NOTC

    021815 – CParsons – State Parks

    021815 – JMarx

    021715 – JDavidson

    021715 – RAmaral

    021715 – CGuske

    021715 – TTrohimovich – Futurewise

    021815 – DSchanfald

    021715 – Port of PA

    021715 – PMillren

    021715 – EWilladsen

    021615 – EChadd-OCA

    021315 – SLange

    021315 – CKalina

    021215 – RCrittenden

    021115 – RKaplan

    021115 – SScott

    021115 – PHewett

    020915 – RMantooth

    020615 – PRedmond

    020615 – CVonBorstel

    020515 – DHoldren

    020515 – JMichel

    020215 -DHoldren

    020515 – DHoldren

    020415 – SCahill

    020215 – CEvanoff

    013115 – MBlack

    013015 – SHall

    013015 – BConnely

    012715 – BGrad

    012715 – DGladstone

    012715 – BBoekelheide

    012715 – KWiersema

    012015 – JBettcher

    011615 – PHewitt

    011615 – ACook

    011415 – PLavelle

    011215 – PHewitt

    010915 – PHewitt

    010915 – RKnapp

    010715 – WSC

    2014 Comments

    122914 – MQuinn

    121614 – OCA

    111814 – PHewett

    111814 – PHewett

    111714 – PHewett

    091514 – PHewett

    081814 – PHewett

    Comments received prior to 2014 HERE

    CLICK ON THE LINK “HERE” LINK ABOVE.

    WHAT WAS YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT CONCERNED   2013-2012-2011?

    WERE YOUR SMP PUBLIC, ORAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS OF CONCERN INCLUDED WITHIN THE ARBITRARY DCD CUT OFF DATES  THAT PROVIDED THE SMP 160+ MATRIX” FOR THE CLALLAM COUNTY BOCC?

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    • DOE SMP PUBLIC SMP COMMENTS FROM 5/31/11 #100 TO …

      citizenreview-clallamcounty.org/2012/07/doesmp-public-smp

      TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN A COMPLETE LIST OF CLALLAM COUNTY DOE SMP COMMENTS 2010-2012 Available on Clallam County SMP website. http://www.clallam.net/realestate/html …

     

    DOE SMP PUBLIC SMP COMMENTS FROM 5/31/11 #100 TO 7/02/12 #284

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

    A COMPLETE LIST OF CLALLAM COUNTY DOE SMP COMMENTS 2010-2012

    Available on Clallam County SMP website.

    http://www.clallam.net/realestate/html/shoreline_management.htm

    All public comments are subject to Public Disclosure.

    I will complete the comments on #1 to #99 and document the pros and cons.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    July:
    ·    070212 – RKonopaski – G
    ·    #284 clarifying the setbacks on marine shorelines?
    June:
    ·    062312 – ESpees – G
    ·    175-150 + 10 foot setbacks
    ·    061712 – PHewett – G
    ·    DOE private meeting
    ·    061412 – PHewett – G
    ·    Futurewise and Grays Harbor
    ·    061412 – PHewett – SED
    ·    WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC FUTURE OF CLALLAM COUNTY?
    ·    061112 – PHewett – G
    ·    See Nollan, 483 U.S. 825, 837 (1987). precautionary setbacks
    ·    060912 – PHewett – G
    ·    25 See Nollan, 483 U.S. 825, 837 (1987).
    ·    060712 – PHewett – G
    ·    #277 Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights v. Sims. 65% taking violates law
    ·    060312 – ESpees – G
    ·    #276 public access to our shorelines
    May:
    ·    053012 – PHewett – SED
    ·    #275 RE-DESIGNATE TO FRESHWATER RURAL
    ·    052912 – PHewett – G
    ·    #274 COORDINATION PROCESS 43 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 1712
    ·    052412 – RCahill – SMPdraft
    ·    #273 the spirit and intent of the Department of Ecology’s Shorelands and Environmental Assistance, publication number 09-06-029,
    ·    052212 – JBlazer – SED
    ·    #272 The problem… my parcel and the 2 parcels to the south would be hard pressed to build residences that take advantage of the marine view using the 175 ft setback in the proposed designation of Freshwater Conservancy.
    ·    052112 – MBlack – SMPdraft
    ·    #271 The overall concern I have is that you are in fact taking future uses away from
    ·    private land holders without clearly acknowledging doing so.
    ·    051712 – PHewett – G
    ·    #270 SELLING AND BUYING DOE SMP NON-CONFORMING PROPERTY
    ·    051612 – PHewett – PPS
    ·    #269 SMP Public Forum participation
    ·    051512 – ASoule – SMPdraft
    ·    #268 SMP references to sea level rise
    ·    051212 – PHewett – G
    ·    #267 FORKS SMP PUBLIC FORUM MAY 10, 2012
    ·    051212 – KNorman – SED
    ·    #266 I hope that you will reconsider the classification of these lots based on this information as to do otherwise would be a severe hardship on the owners of the lots and would constitute a “taking” of the land.
    ·    051112 – FutureWise-PPS – SMPdraft
    ·    #265 Clallam County v. Futurewise 7 years + lawsuit Carlsborg. The current SMP updates are an opportunity to significantly improve protection for the straits and the county’s other shorelines.
    ·    050812 – EBowen – G20
    ·    #264  S. Gray to Ed Bowen Final Draft WRIA 20 Preliminary SMP Elements Report
    ·    050812 – WFlint – SED
    ·    #263 The Lower Lyre River should be designated as Freshwater Residential (FRSD), and not Freshwater Conservancy (FC) as it is now proposed.
    ·    050812 – PHewett – G
    ·    #262 SCIENTIFIC PAPERS AND THE DUE PROCESS OF LAW DOE has consistently ignored questions asked on SMP comments, posted on the Clallam County SMP Update website, and at SMP Advisory meetings. I am requesting answers to the following questions to comply with the core principles of Due Process and the DOE SMP taking of private property in Clallam County.
    ·    050712 – USFWS – SMPdraft
    ·    #261  The Service strongly supports maintaining the feeder bluffs in their natural functioning condition.
    ·    050612 – PHewett – G
    ·    #260 If it is not recorded with the Clallam County Auditors Office it is not on the Property Title. What should be recorded with the Auditors office for Public Record?
    ·    050512 – ESpees – G
    ·    #259 The premise of the SMA/SMP Undate ‘that there is and environmental crisis’ that requires a draconian governmental intervention is bogus.
    ·    050412 – LMuench – G
    ·    #258 I think you would best be served by showing shrubs as well as trees. Since the graphics are done, what about a red arrow pointing to the trees saying “may be limbed for views.” This is a major issue with shoreline land owners.
    ·    050412 – ESpees – G
    ·    #257 The ECONOMIC IMPACT of the DoE imposed SMA/SMP Update for 2012 will be staggering!!!
    ·    050412 – PHewett – G
    ·    #256 Clallam County DOE SMP update, written text, uses our safety and protection as an excuse to take, restrict and control the use/development of our private property.
    ·    050312 – JBettcher – G
    ·    #255 I appreciate the public benefit of a healthy ecosystem but oppose the taking of private property by prohibiting private landowners from applying the best engineering practices to resist natural whims.
    ·    050212 – PHewett – G
    ·    #254 REAL ESTATE MARKET VALUE OF NON-CONFORMING PROPERTY
    April:
    ·    042812 – PHewett – G
    ·    #253 FEMA AND OTHER POLICY SPECIFIC INSURANCE COVERAGE
    ·    042812 – PHewett – G
    ·    #252 House Bill 2671  If a county appeals the (DOE) Department of Ecology’s final action on their local shoreline master program and  the appeal is given to the Growth Management Hearings Board?
    ·    042812 – PHewett – G
    ·    #251 No. 87053-5 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
    ·    042612 – PHewett -G
    ·    #250 CLALLAM COUNTY- NEGLECT OF WIRA 20 SMP PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS
    ·    042112 – Spees – G
    ·    #249 this insane outrageous governmental over reach under the thinly veiled cover of saving the environment. The problem now is not the environment.
    ·    042112 – PHewett – G
    ·    #248 PARTIAL DISCLOSURE OF SMP IMPACT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS
    ·    041812 – PHewett – G
    ·    #247 The statistics introduced at the last SMP Advisory meeting, on how many private property owners, property and single family dwellings will become non-conforming by the SMP Draft marine 175′, 150′ plus 10′ setbacks, has not been posted on the SMP web site.
    ·    041712 – Port of PA – G
    ·    #246 Table 4.1 the proposed draft buffer in row “a” should be modified from 100’ to 50’
    March:
    ·    032912 – PHewett – G
    ·    #245 THE MOST UNSCIENTIFIC PARTS OF THE DOE CLALLAM COUNTY SMP ARE, that even with DOE’S 1616 employees and a billion dollar budget.DOE doesn’t have a single analyst capable of compiling and reporting the most important documented/published scientific statistics provided by The Clallam County Inventory and Characteristic reports.
    ·    032612 – PHewett – G
    ·    #244 ESA Adolfson’s consultant’s failure to comply with WA State Law RCW 90.58.100 Each master program shall contain standards governing the protection of single family residences and appurtenant structures against damage or loss due to shoreline erosion.
    ·    032512 – PHewett – G20
    ·    #243 WIRA 20 Sol Duc River Reach 80 needs to be re-designated on proposed draft to 3.1.1.4 Freshwater Conservancy (FC)
    ·    032312 – RCrittenden – SMPdraft
    ·    #242 Thus, all regulation is evil by its nature and it is repressive. The best regulations are those that are the least that is necessary to accomplish their intended legitimate purpose. And “legitimate” is not to be broadly construed.
    ·    032212 – PHewett/RCrittenden – G
    ·    #241 Dr. Robert N. Crittenden SMP comments, testimony, tables and reviews
    ·    032112 – OEC – SMPdraft
    ·    #240  Change “should” to “shall” ,,,,culverts, and bridges shall be conducted using best practices….
    ·    031712 – PHewett – G
    ·    #239 PATENT LAND GRANTS ISSUED PRIOR TO STATEHOOD
    ·    031412 – MBarry – G
    ·    #238 These shorelines are critical for wildlife and natural ecological functions. I favor large setbacks. I favor development restrictions
    ·    030912 – PHewett – G/NNL
    ·    #237 Building Permit 2012-00014 issued to owners, David and Maria Tebow, Battle Creek MI. Two story 4 bedroom house 4770 sq feet, garage 927 sq feet, covered deck 173 sq feet with 19 plumbing drains (Number of Bathrooms?) Setbacks 60/25/25 Project value $486,781.18. the written guarantee bythe Clallam County DCD of no net loss to ecological functions (documented on building permit)
    ·    030512 – ESpees – SMPdraft
    ·    #236 There is no way that these voluminous shoreline land use policies can be understood. It takes no imagination to understand that this process is not ‘due process’ in the taking of beneficial use of our Private Property
    ·    030412 – PHewett – SMPdraft
    ·    #235 DOE Public Trust Doctrine web site (88 pages) has gone missing
    ·    030312 – KAhlburg – SMPdraft
    ·    #234 The last sentence runs directly counter to this assurance and needs to be modified or deleted. It otherwise will constitute yet another unfunded mandate burdening the County and “other entities” (which ones?).
    ·    030212 – PHewett – NNL/SMPdraft
    ·    #233 Lake Sutherland is a perfect example of Ecology’s NO NET LOSS.
    ·    With a 35 foot setback since 1976 there is no net loss of ecological function in Lake Sutherland.
    ·    030112 – MarineResourcesCouncil – SMPdraft
    ·    #232 It may also be possible that under certain development conditions, if done to minimize impervious surface and maximize water infiltration, could enhance the function of the buffer and perhaps allow for a narrower buffer.
    February:
    ·    022812 – FutureWise – SMPdraft
    ·    #231 The first half establishes the expected character of shoreline buffers, and is well stated. But the second half goes on to state that only 80% of the buffer vegetation is protected, and that 20% can be used for lawns and other use areas.
    ·    022812 – PHewett – NNL
    ·    #230 NO NET LOSS MENTIONED In law RCW 36.70A.480 (4) Shoreline master programs shall provide a level of protection to critical areaslocated within shorelines of the state that assures no net loss of shoreline ecological functions necessary to sustain shoreline natural resources as defined bydepartment of ecology guidelines adopted pursuant to RCW 90.58.060.
    ·    022812 – PHewett – NNL
    ·    #229 The policies, goals, and provisions of chapter 90.58 RCW and applicable guidelines shall be the sole basis for determining compliance of a shoreline master program
    ·    022712 – WDOE- SMP Statue
    ·    #228 Gordon White letter dated Feb. 27,2012 page 4, disclaimer of creating enforceable state LAW by rule on Page 88 of the WA State Public Trust Doctrine.
    ·    022412 – QuileuteNation – SMPdraft
    ·    #227 TRIBAL comment
    January:
    ·    010312 – LowerElwhaKlalllamTribe – SED
    ·    #226 TRIBAL comment

    SMP Comments 2011:
    December:
    ·    120811 – PHewett – G
    ·    #225 WETLANDS NOT ON SMP MAPS Attachments: Lowell OREGON Local Wetland Inventory Report DRAFT.docx
    ·    120811 – PHewett – G
    ·    #224 Perkins and Coie  Your Request on Tacoma SMP Attachments: 12-13-10 letter to Gary Brackett.pdf; SMA and Public Access.pdf
    ·    120711 -OlympicEnvironmentalCouncil (OEC) – G
    ·    #223 Sea level  rise and climate change
    ·    120611 – WDOE- ICR20
    ·    #222  Draft WRIA 20 Inventory and Characterization
    November:
    ·    113011 – ESpees – G
    ·    #221 In the WRIA Process and the SMA/SMP Update Process the concept of State regulation of land use based on Feeder Bluffs and Littoral Drift Cells is a False Construct.
    ·    112511 – ESpees – G
    ·    #220 The DoE’s current cram-down of NNL and increased set-backs based on precautionary principle and ‘new understandings of science’ (non-science/non-sense/pseudo-science) should be rejected.
    ·    112411 – ESpees – G
    ·    #219 It’s content is extremely pertinent to the work we are doing in Clallam County’s SMA/SMP Update.
    ·    111611 – MPfaff-Pierce – SED
    ·    #218 Specifically, I am requesting that you reclassify the entire Whiskey Creek Beach Resort area as Modified Lowland. Right now you are proposing that a short area west of the creek be designated as Modified Lowland and the rest as High Bank.
    ·    111111 – JPetersen – SED
    ·    #217 Many activities would be prohibited without really looking at the specifics.
    ·    111011 – PHewett – G
    ·    #216 This is on the DOE Public Trust Doctrine web site (88 pages)”Finally, SMP’S, unlike other comprehensive plans, are adopted as WAC’S and become part of the state’s Shoreline Master Program. As such, all local SMP rules, regulations, designations and guidelines BECOME STATE LAW AND ARE ENFORCEABLE. in this manner, protection of public trust resources and uses becomes binding.”
    ·    110711 – PHewett – G
    ·    #215 SMP FOLLOW THE LETTER OF THE LAW
    ·    110711 – PHewett – G
    ·    #214 Court: Washington Supreme Court Docket: 84675-8 Opinion Date: August 18, 2011 Judge: Johnson Areas of Law: Environmental Law, Government & Administrative Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Applicable Law and Analysis. In affirming the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court explained that even though there is significant local government involvement in the creation of SMPs, the process is done in the shadow of the Department of Ecology’s (DOE) control.
    ·    110711 – PHewett – G
    ·    #213 the Shoreline Management Act dictates that the Department of Ecology retains control over the final contents and approval of SMPs. Therefore, SMP regulations are the product of state action and are not subject to RCW 82.02.020.”
    ·    110611 – PHewett – G
    ·    #212 EXCLUDED SMP DOE WAC’S DO NOT BECOME LAW
    ·    110511 – ESpees – NNL
    ·    #211 In keeping with regard to no net loss was unclear and without any foundation.
    ·    110511 – ESpees – G
    ·    #210 The law has recently been perverted by State Agencies to usurp private property rights, an uncompensated State taking by regulation.
    ·    110511 – PHewett – G
    ·    #209 There is no WA State law requiring any taking of private property for public access on the Clallam County SMP Update.
    ·    110411 – PHewett – G
    ·    #208 WHO CAN STOP DOE WAC’S FROM BECOMING STATE LAWS?
    ·    110411 – PHewett – G
    ·    #207 Victory for PLF Whatcom County’s shoreline management rules conflict with state law, which mandates that counties “shall provide for methods which achieve effective and timely protection against loss or damage to single family residences and appurtenant structures due to shoreline erosion.” RCW 90.58.100.
    ·    110411 – PHewett – G
    ·    #206 BY Law there is NO mention of the words “imminent or danger or soft armoring” IF THIS WORDING IS USED ON THE CLALLAM COUNTY SMP, IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT IT CONTRADICTS WA STATE LAW RCW 90.58.100 Protection of single family residences IT WILL BECOME CLALLAM COUNTY LAW.
    ·    110311 – WDFW – ICR
    ·    #205 A useful tool may be to describe, in general, the range of possible existing conditions within any portion of the shoreline.
    ·
    October:
    ·    103111 – WDOE – ICR
    ·    #204  Not a copy format
    ·    103111 – JLarson – ICR
    ·    #203 I made at last SMP-WG meeting be incorporated into record
    ·    102011 – PHewett – SED
    ·    # 202 Who’s toes will you be stepping on by using this? Will you be able to notify the private property owners that are inadvertently compromised? Are there any single family residences, in any areas, where you have not specifically provided comment on protection by Law?
    ·    102011 – PHewett – SED
    ·    #201 Is this another WAC overstepping it’s authority and the LAW?
    ·    101911 – PHewett – NNL
    ·    #200 The concept of no net loss in this State originated with earlier efforts to protect wetlands. In 1989, Governor Booth Gardner signed an Executive Order establishing a statewide goal regarding wetlands protection.
    ·    101811 – JEstes – G
    ·    #199 There are 3,289 shoreline property owners in Clallam County about to be subject to    further regulation and restriction on the use of their land.
    ·    101711 – PHewett – G
    ·     #198 Unconstitutional Conditions of  WAC 173-26-191 Some master program policies may not be fully attainable by regulatory means due to the constitutional and other legal limitations on the regulation of private property.
    ·    101711 – WSP – ICR20
    ·    #197 Any additional comments on the two Clallam County SMP Inventory and Characterizations Reports are due by October 31, 2011
    ·    101111 – PHewett – G
    ·    #196 WAC’S ARE NOT LAW’S? Guidelines Are Not Law’s? Rules Are Not Law’s?
    ·    100811 – PHewett – ICR
    ·    #195 WAC 365-195-905 Criteria for determining which information is the best available science
    ·    100611 – PHewett – G
    ·    #194 REMOTE VIEWING AND SPACIAL DATA I did not find a State- of- the art- GSI and remote sensing facility for WA State?
    No b comment for #193?
    ·    100411 – PHewett – G/ICR
    ·    #192 Please bring the SMP Public Comments up to date.
    ·    100311 – JTatom – G
    ·    #191 As a property owner in Clallam County, I cannot imagine that you, as servants of the county, would even consider placing additional restrictions on residents who live near shorelines (marine, rivers, streams and lakes). Already we find ourselves so restricted that we are unable to use large portions
    ·    of our “privately” owned property.
    ·    100111 – PHewett – G
    ·    #190 Is it the intent, of two Elected County Commissioners, that total control of all private property in Clallam County, be given to the Federal Government and the WA State DOE, one way or the other?
    September:
    ·    092611 – PHewett – G/ICR
    ·    #189 Taking of Private Property for Public Access I insist that ESA Adolfson give us the total land acreage of private property that is affected by the SMP Update subject to NO NET LOSS and taking for Public Access.
    ·    092511 – PHewett – G
    ·    #188 Noxious Weed Control ‐ LMD#2 Lake Sutherland
    There is no #187  public comment?
    ·    092211 – PHewett – G
    ·    #186 SHORELINE RESIDENTS SWAMPED BY REGULATIONS
    ·    092211 – PHewett – ICR
    ·    #185 I tried to stress the fact that it is not lack of public land, it is the lack of public access to that publically owned land,
    ·    that is the problem.
    ·    092211 – PHewett – ICR
    ·    #184 CLALLAM COUNTY SHORELINE INVENTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC REPORT Based on the “Best Available Science?”
    ·    092211 – JamestownSKlallamTribe – ICR
    ·    #183 Tribal comment
    ·    091311 – LowerElwhaKlallamTribe – ICR
    ·    #182 Tribal comment
    ·    091011 – PHewett – G
    ·    #181 CLALLAM COUNTY SECTION 35.01.150 Real property assessments. PROTECTION FOR LOSS OF PRIVATE PROPERTY VALUE?  The restrictions imposed by the Shoreline Master Program shall be considered by the County Assessor in establishing the fair market value of the property.
    ·    091011 – PHewett – G
    ·    #180 PUBLIC COMMENT REPORT ON SMP Public Forum July 14, 2011
    ·    090411 – JLewis – CR/ICR
    ·    #179 Public access across our property through our wetlands and over our berm to our private beach would be of great concern to us. Here are some questions and concerns we’d like addressed and you consider amending the provisions for providing public shoreline access:
    ·    090311 – ESpees – G
    ·    #178 The Drift Cells, Littoral Drift, and
    ·    Feeder Bluffs Construct are so much BS/Smoke and Mirrors.
    ·    090311 – ESpees – G
    ·    #177 The Shoreline Master Program Update is rigged. NNL & larger setbacks do not represent the ‘will of the people’. It does not protect the rights of the Citizens.
    ·    090211 – ESpees – G
    ·    #176 I gave my opinion about ‘locking up’ shorelines property based on salmon and endangered species as a pretext
    August:
    ·    083111 – WDNR – ICR
    ·    #175 Incidentally, many of the docks and other development may
    ·    encroach onto State owned aquatic lands without proper DNR authorization.
    ·    083111 – MarineResourcesCouncil – ICR
    ·    #174 There is obviously no “ground truthing” of the information in this report.
    ·    083111 – JLWisecup – G
    ·    #173 It lists it as a slide area although for the past 32 years we have had no indication of any land movement or building shift.
    ·    083111 – ESpees – G
    ·    #172 It is more loony insanity being foisted on the Citizens of the State of Washington by a Government and their agents that
    ·    are out of control.
    ·    083111 – ESpees -G
    ·    171 The SMA/SMP and the WRIA processes are a means of locking up, transferring ownership to the State, and regulating the use of these areas/preventing private economic and other beneficial use of these prime areas.
    ·    082811 – PHewett – G
    ·    #170 SILT DAMAGE FROM ELWHA TO DUNGENESS SPIT?
    ·    082511 – ElwhaMorseMgmtTeam – ICRMaps
    ·    #169  Chris Byrnes commented on the yellow dots off shore (indicating “no appreciable drift”), argued that if it was so small, there wouldn’t be drifting anyway.
    ·    082511 – CoastalWatershedInstitute – ICR
    ·    #168 The characterization needs to be revised to include existing CLALLAM specific information and appropriate relevant recommendations that are in this existing information.
    ·    082511 – DAbbott – G
    ·    #167 I would like to see every effort made to ensure the constitutional rights of private property ownership made by those who have influence in our lawmaking process. These rights have been encroached upon over the years and there is a renewed concern today by many private citizens.
    ·    082411 – PHewett – G
    ·    #166 WA State SMP is requiring Public access on private property at the expense of the property owner.
    There is no comment#164
    There is no comment #163
    ·    081011 – MarineResourcesCouncil – ICR
    ·    #162 I urge you to look at the reach/s or resource issues within all reaches for accuracy, omissions, and errors.
    ·    There is no comment #161
    ·
    ·    081011 – WSP – ICR
    ·    #160 not able to copy
    ·
    ·    There is no comment #159
    ·
    ·    There is no comment #158
    ·
    ·    080511 – PHewett – ICR
    ·    #157 Wetlands are not included on SMP Update maps showing the areas that are a threat and risk of development.
    ·
    ·    There is no comment #156
    ·
    ·    There is no comment #155
    ·
    ·    080111 – FutureWise – ICR
    ·    #154 The Sierra Club
    July:
    ·    072611 – WASeaGrant – ICR
    ·    #153 Coastal Hazards Specialist
    There is not comment #152
    ·    072211 – PHewett – G
    ·    #151 Fact or Fiction, It is illegal to collect water in a rain barrel?
    ·    The State owns all rainwater?
    ·    072011 – CCPlCom – ICR
    ·    #150 The July Forum attendance was low and those that intended appeared to be struggling with the information presented and the questions to ask.
    There is no comment #149
    ·    072011 – PHewett – ICR
    ·    #148 Marine and Fresh water reach’s impaired by water temperature
    ·    072011 – PHewett – G
    ·    #147 Freshwater reaches impaired by water temperature (32) Marine reaches impaired by water temperature (6) Contaminated Marine Reaches (5)
    ·    Contaminated Freshwater Reaches (2) plus several
    ·    072011 – ESpees – G
    ·    #146 What the hell does NNL (No Net Loss of ecological function) mean? What is the plan for the amount of setbacks? What is the basis of this vague indefinable policy?
    ·    072011 – PHewett – ICR20
    ·    #145 On page 5-14 HOKO_RV_05 is not listed. Shore line length 3.8 miles and Reach area 246.40 acres 100% timber
    ·    071711 – PHewett – G
    ·    #144 TOP TEN PUBLIC SMP UPDATE CONCERNS
    ·    071711 – ESpees – G
    ·    #143 Tribes not affected by Shoreline Mgmt. Plan Updates
    ·    071611 – ESpees – G
    ·    #142 the DoE/EPA attempt to strip the Citizens of their private property rights.
    ·    071611 – ESpees – G
    ·    #141 It uses Drift Cells and Littoral Drift as excuses to take away private use and protections of private property. This has to do with ‘feeder bluffs’
    ·    071211 – TSimpson – ICR
    ·    #140 Page 6-12 Needs Correction :Lines 19-22
    ·    071211 – PHewett – ICR
    ·    #139 COLD ENOUGH?Based on their own reports and data, the amount of tree canopy, logging, development and public access are NOT factors in the impaired water temperature? Perhaps 50 years ago the water WAS cold enough?
    ·    071211 – PHewett – ICR
    ·    #138 Why is Green Crow the only contaminator mentioned by name? We should be given the exact location of every specific contaminated site and
    ·    the full identity of EVERY contaminator.
    ·    071111 – ESpees – G
    ·    #137 Conspicuously absent from the report of the first meeting is an accounting of the economical impact.
    ·    070811 – PHewett – ICR
    ·    #136 If more public access is needed, it is not the responsibility of Private Property Owner’s to provide it.
    ·    070811 – PHewett – ICR
    ·    #135 The Clallam County SMP update requires private property owners to give public access to their privately owned marine shorelines, prior to permitting development.
    ·
    ·    No comment # 134
    ·    No comment #133
    ·    No Comment #132

    SMP Comments 2011 cont.
    June:
    ·    062811 – JLMcClanahan – G20
    ·     #131 She was very concerned about any
    ·    potential regulatory changes that would result in the loss of options for using their two parcels in the future.
    ·    062411 – RTMcAvoy – G20
    ·    #130 they are against any such change for the reasons stated herein.
    ·    062411 – DMansfield – G20
    ·    #129 Adamant about no further restrictions on property
    ·    062411 – PCWidden – G20
    ·    #128 Concerns about changing the current SMP status from Rural to Conservancy.
    No comment #127
    ·    062011 – JEstes – G
    ·    #126  detail on how members of the public and affected property owners are being notified
    No Comment # 125
    ·    060611 – WDOE – CR
    ·    #124 local DOE
    ·    060611 – PortofPA – CR
    ·    #123 LIMIT NOT PROHIBIT
    ·    060411 – ESpees – CR
    ·    #122 The salmonid stocks in Clallam County are not limited by freshwater habitat
    ·    060311 – JamestownSKlallamTribe – CR
    ·    #121 Tribal Comment
    ·    060311 – HBell – CR
    ·    #120 This is not required by the RCW nor the WAC. WAC 173-26-241
    ·    060311 – WSP – CR
    ·    #119 State Park comment
    ·    060311 – WDOE – CR
    ·    #118 Local DOE
    ·    060311 – ESpees – CR
    ·    #117 By Dr. Robert N. Crittenden
    ·    060211 – RCrittenden – CR
    ·    #116 the low abundance of these stocks is also being used, to perpetrate the deception that it is caused by habitat loss.
    ·    060211 – JEstes – CR
    ·    #115 the CR is one of several steps the County will take to consider if any existing “policies or regulations need to change.” There must be demonstrated
    ·    need for any changes and all affected landowners should be invited to consider any changes.
    ·    060211 – SForde – G
    ·    #114 Which one of my individual rights are you protecting with the Shoreline Master Plan and/or any updates to it? The answer: None – in fact, you are violating them.
    ·    060211 – QuileuteNation – CR
    ·    #113 Tribal comment
    ·    060211 – CRogers – CR
    ·    #112 -Page 4 typo error
    ·    060211  –  QuileuteNation – CR
    ·    #111 Tribal comment
    ·    060111 – AStevenson – CR
    ·    #110 a marked up PDF of the Consistency Review
    ·    060111 – ESpees – G
    ·    #109 SMP Update – SMP Update Rigged Process
    No comment #108
    ·    060111 – PHewett – G #107
    ·    TOTALITARIAN: by definition(concerned with) arrogating (to the state and the ruling party) all rights and liberty of every choice, including those normally belonging to individuals, etc.
    ·    060111 – MTWalker – G
    ·    #106 The SMP should be rejected in all it’s forms. It erodes our rights and freedoms, does not comply with and is in fact contrary to the Constitution, is poorly written, poorly organized, vague, and its objectives are ambiguous/obscure.
    ·    060111 – ESpees – G
    ·    #105 Tribes Not Affected
    May:
    ·    053111 – ESpees – G
    ·    #104 The SMP erodes our rights and freedoms
    ·    053111 – ESpees – G
    ·    #103 The NNL Policy, larger setbacks and buffers, and new forced public access to private property will further erode our freedoms.
    ·    053111 – MGentry – G
    ·    #102 Green Point, group. 35 were invited and 17 showed up plus Dave Hannah was there to answer questions on bluff stability. Of the 17 only one was aware of SMP or said they had been contacted about forums.
    ·    053111 – PHewett – G / CR
    ·    #101 Pacific Legal Foundation If government blocks access to your land, it has committed a taking Dunlap v. City of Nooksack

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    Comments received prior to 2014 HERE
    ·    052911 – ESpees – G
    ·    052911 – PHewett – G
    ·    052811 – ESpees – G
    ·    052811 – RHale – G
    ·    052711 – ESpees – G
    ·    052711 – PHewett – G
    ·    052611 – MGentry – G
    ·    052111 – PHewett – G
    ·    051811 – JPetersen – CR
    ·    051811 – NOTAC – CR
    ·    051311 – PHewett – G
    ·    051311 – PHewett – G
    ·    051311 – PHewett – G
    ·    051011 – TSummer – G
    ·    050611 – PHewett – G
    ·    050611 – PHewett – CR
    ·    050511 – PHewett – CR
    ·    050511 – PHewett – CR
    ·    050511 – PHewett – G
    April:
    ·    042611 – ESpees – G
    ·    042311 – MBlack – G
    ·    042011 – KAhlburg – G
    ·    041811 – QuileuteNation – G
    ·    041411 – RColby – G
    ·    041411 – TSimpson – G
    ·    041211 – BBrennan – G
    ·    041111 – NN – G
    ·    041111 – MGentry – G
    ·    041111 – NN – G
    ·    041111 – RMorris – G
    ·    041111 – NMessmer – G
    ·    041011 – RMorris – G
    ·    04 –11- RMorris – G
    March:
    ·    031511- PHewett – G
    ·    031511 – RMorris – G
    ·    031511 – RMorris – G
    ·    031411 – MGentry – G
    ·    031111- JWare – G
    ·    030211 – PHewett – G
    ·    030211 – PHewett – G
    February:
    ·    021711 – MLangley – G
    ·    021511 – PHewett – G
    ·    020211 – RBrown – G
    January:
    ·    012611 – MBoutelle – G
    ·    012111 – CAbrass – G
    ·    011811 – DJones – G
    2010:
    ·    110810 – WDNR – G
    ·    080510 – PSP – G
    ·    031010 – WDOE – PPS
    ·    030910 – WDOE – PPS
    ·    030810 – LMuench – PPS
    ·    030410 – QuileuteNation – PPS
    ·    022410 – FutureWise – PPS
    ·    020910 – JMarrs – PPS
    2009:
    ·    120509 – DemComm – G

     


  • SMP Update Thank you for your comments

    Dec 10, 2017, Many SMP Update public comments of concern have been lost in the arbitrary DCD cut off dates shuffle.

    To insure that these public concerns shall be considered  by the Clallam County BOCC

    I am resubmitting  29 questions and comments for documentation of PUBLIC CONCERN on the Clallam County SMP update from just one Public Forum July 14, 2011

    Unfortunately, many of these public concerns are still valid on  Dec 10, 2017

    SPECIFIC CONCERN  July 14, 2011 and Dec 10, 2017

    1. Competency and reliability of ESA reports on, inventories, flood plains, critical areas, buffers and setbacks?
    2. Will owners of the property be required, at their own expense, to prove the ESA data is inaccurate? when ESA has a disclaimer on the maps and “May be up to 100 feet off”?

    Actual SMP map disclaimer ESA states:

    Map data shown here are property of the listed sources, inaccuracies may exist, and ESA implies no warranties or guarantees regarding any aspect of data depiction.

    Answer, Yes, property owner will have to disprove inaccurate data at their own expense.

    And…. 12. An additional question on property will be required, at their own expense? to prove the ESA Map data is inaccurate?

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    IF YOU ARE  CONCERNED ABOUT THE SMP UPDATE  THERE IS STILL TIME TO SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE BOCC smp@co.clallam.wa.us

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    Back in the day, we received email notification…

    AND THEY SAID….

    Thank you for your comments.

    These will be considered and included in the SMP comment file, as per requirements.

    Hannah Merrill

    DCD Natural Resources Planner
    Clallam County Dept. of Community Development
    223 East 4th Street, Suite 5; Port Angeles, WA  98362-3015
    T:  360-417-2563  W:  http://www.clallam.net/RealEstate/html/shoreline_management.htm

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    You have received this message as a member of the Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Interested Parties Email Distribution List.    All emails sent to this address will be received by the Clallam County email system and may be subject to Public Disclosure under Chapter 42.56 RCW and as such may be viewed by parties other than the intended recipient.

    From: pearl hewett [mailto:phew@wavecable.com]
    Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:24 AM
    To: zSMP
    Cc: earnest spees; Jo Anne Estes
    Subject: PUBLIC COMMENT REPORT ON SMP Public Forum July 14, 2011

    I submit this documentation of PUBLIC CONCERNS on the Clallam County SMP update.

    As a  general public Comment

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    Invited SMP Citizens Advisory Committee Member

    Thursday:  July 14, 2011 – SMP Public Forum, John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, Sequim, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

    With about 35 people in attendance The following questions were asked of Department of Community Development Steve Grey, Consultant Jim Kramer and ESA Nathan.

    1. The purpose for the Shoreline inventory and characteristic report is?
    2. The purpose for the SMP update is?
    3. Mandate deadline for SMP update ?
    4. What is the 200 foot set back?

    Answer, the 200 foot set back is WA State law, development can occur within the 200 foot set back, with special permitting.

    1. City, County SMP compliancy who’s jurisdiction?
    2. Request for slides of maps?
    3. Where to send written comments?
    4. Competency and reliability of ESA reports on, inventories, flood plains, critical areas, buffers and setbacks?
    5. Will owners of the property be required, at their own expense, to prove the ESA data is inaccurate? when ESA has a disclaimer on the maps and “May be up to 100 feet off”?

    Actual SMP map disclaimer ESA states:

    Map data shown here are property of the listed sources, inaccuracies may exist, and ESA implies no warranties or guarantees regarding any aspect of data depiction.

    Answer, Yes, property owner will have to disprove inaccurate data at their own expense.

    1. What is the concept of law, regarding “NO NET LOSS?”
    2. Is the shoreline inventory and characteristic report to determine the base line for loss and consequences with regard to “NO NET LOSS?
    3. An additional question on property will be required, at their own expense? to prove the ESA Map data is inaccurate?
    4. Comment, SPM, good information, good access and good to have public involvement at meetings.
    5. Many web sites, which one do I use?
    6. Development, with regard to loss of wildlife habitat?
    7. Do you use any of the things learned by Jefferson County SMP guidelines? Reports related to It created levels of public anxiety?
    8. Will Clallam County just rubber stamp other SMP’s information and just do it any way?
    9. Is the SMP udate just cut and dried?
    10. Will we have input, considering that the impaired water quality on the lower Dungeness has been proven to be 75% bird poop and 25% people related?

    Answer, we can’t control the birds and can just focus on what can be controlled.

    As, Pearl Rains Hewett  I had a problem being recognized by Steve Grey and Jim Kramer to be allowed to speak.

    It was not mentioned that I was a member of the Invited SMP update committee.

    I made (2) comments and asked (1) question during the 2 1/2 hour meeting.

    My comment, Per HB 1478 after receiving a grant for the SMP, a county has 2 years to complete their update.

    My comment, shrinking open space habitat has forced animals to use freshwater reaches for travel, causing further non- people related impairment of water quality.

    1. My question, How is permitting usage done on the 200′ set back required by WA State law? By the County? Shoreline exemption Permit? Or running the full gauntlet with the DOE?

    21.Questioning the validity of the predicted 18,000 increase in population growth?

    1. How does the SMP setback affect our out buildings? rebuild, improve, maintenance?

    Answer, non-conforming improve, maintenance, no problem. If over 50% of a non-conforming structure burns down, no rebuilding is permitted.

    1. Does the same apply to bulkheads?

    Answer, maintain, repair ok, but eventually DOE wants all removed. There is protection for single family dwellings. The DOE wants soft bulkheads.

    1. Where do you expect the population increase?
    2. Flexibility of shellfish protection, shoreline uses, setbacks?
    3. How will the merging of the Shoreline inventory and Characteristics with zoning be handled?

    Answer, fairly, East to West. Forest land is not the same as conservative.

    1. Suspicious of DOE/ SMP pattern of control, start with minimum impact, go to NO NET LOSS, go to enhance, end up with restoration?

    Answer, our duty is to protect, restoration is not required by law.

    1. “IF NOT YET? Then when?

    Answer, Priorities for restoration, Elwha, remove homes, Success of restoration of Jimmy Come Lately Creek, Elwha move levees back.

    1. Comment and Question, only a 200 foot set back? Shouldn’t it be more like 300 feet?

    Answer, Sometimes it is, take the flood plain add the wet land and it can be more.

    The questions are for documentation of PUBLIC CONCERN on the SMP update.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    Invited SMP Citizens Advisory Committee Member

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    DEC 10, 2017 SPECIFICALLY THANK YOU SMP COMMITTEE

    Thank you for your comments.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

    These will be considered and included in the SMP comment file, as per requirements. (NOT)

     SMP Committee – Clallam County, Washington

    www.clallam.net/LandUse/smp_advcomm.html

    THANK YOU SMP COMMITTEE FOR YOUR TIME, … Clallam County SMP Update: … Welcome Letter; Meeting Agenda – April 11, …

    Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Committee

    THANK YOU SMP COMMITTEE

    FOR YOUR TIME, DEDICATION And

    ATTENTION TO DETAIL,

    COMPREHENSIVE COMMENTS,

    EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS,

    EXTENSIVE INPUT,

    and HARD WORK!

    SMP Update  the so called Citizens Advisory Committee  Welcome Letter


  • SMP Update Concerned? Dec 9, 2017

    To whom the SMP Update may concern: Dec 9, 2017
     IF YOU ARE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE SMP UPDATE ….. KEEP READING
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    On May 18, 2011 ESA ADOLFSON PAID CONSULTANT/COMPLIANCY EXPERT MARGARET CLANCY gave “HER”  SMP Update presentation to Clallam County Planning Commission

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    I was the only person/private citizen in attendance for the whole presentation.
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    ESA ADOLFSON PAID CONSULTANT/COMPLIANCY EXPERT MARGARET CLANCY gave another slide show and presented “HER” side of the SMP update.
    Including her selective hearing and understanding of the comments of the public, made at public SMP meetings.
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    ESA ADOLFSON PAID CONSULTANT/COMPLIANCY EXPERT MARGARET CLANCY insinuated in her presentation that private property owners are too stupid/dumb/uninformed to know how to build on, or develop their own property….
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    And in doing so, she insinuated that the Clallam County Dept of Community Development (DCD), the Planning Commission, local government et al. is too stupid/dumb/uninformed to know how to permit building  or development in and on Clallam County property.
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    And that it necessary for the SMP Update to impose the setbacks for the management, and control of Clallam County private property building and development for the owner’s, protection and safety.
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    Nov 9, 2017 I met with ELECTED CLALLAM COUNTY DCD Director Mary Ellen Winborn We spoke for about an hour…

    The bottom line… pretty much went like this.

    Mary Ellen said, “WE HAVE TO LEAVE THIS 2017 DCD 2017 SMP UPDATE TO THE PROFESSIONALS”…..

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     IF YOU ARE  CONCERNED ABOUT THE SMP UPDATE  Dec 9, 2017

    SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE BOCC smp@co.clallam.wa.us

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    —– Original Message —–

    Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:57 AM
    Subject: May 18, 2011 – SMP Presentation to Clallam County Planning Commission
     
    To whom it may concern: Dec 9, 2017
    I did attend the  Wednesday:  May 18, 2011 – SMP Presentation to Clallam County Planning Commission (CCPC), Clallam County Courthouse Room 160, Port Angeles, 6:30 p.m. http://www.Clallam.net/RealEstate/html/planning_commission.htm
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    May 18, 2011 – SMP Presentation to Clallam County Planning Commission (CCPC),
    There are (9) members on the Planning Commission.
     1. Robert Miller
    2. Scott Clausen
    3. Mel Riden
    4. Gary Gleason
    5.Tom Montgomery
    6. Nancy Ester
    7. Leo Leonard
    8. Connie Boubay  NEW (spelling?)
    9. Jane Heilman
    Clallam County Planning Commission
    I have never seen any of them before.
    Shoreline Inventory and Characterization
    Steve Grey attended, Margaret Clancy gave another slide show and presented “HER” side of the SMP update.
    Including her selective hearing and understanding of the comments of the public, made at public SMP meetings.
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    Steve did introduce me as a member of our Advisory Committee.
    Steve said he would put Margaret’s slide presentation  to the CCPC on line for us.
    The 17.1% or less of Clallam County that is regulated and controlled by the SMP update has been divided into 18 areas/drift cells.
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    Margaret’s ESA Adolfson  SMP update priories are,
    1. Physical (manage, regulate and control)
    2. Ecological (manage, regulate and control)
    3. Land use.(manage, regulate and control)
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    In Margaret’s own words Clallam County Marine shorelines are,
    1. Very little shoreline modification
    2. Very healthy vegetation (but the update needs more for erosion, landslides and hazard areas)
    3. More healthy then Puget Sound.
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    So? what do we do with for restoration on “NO NET LOSS” when we don’t have any?
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    Margaret  did her, the cliff slides, the wind  blow, the sand is deposited.
    The SMP must have Kelp bed protection 200 feet out into the straits.
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    She did her, for private property owner’s, their own safety and protection, the SMP needs management, setbacks and control of our bluffs, rivers and flood plains. And the scary story about FEMA, NO flood insurance and protecting the fish?
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    Then there were bulk heads, (rip rap was not mentioned), Per Margaret, the SMP update needs the setbacks for  management, and control of private property for the owner’s, protection and safety.
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    The new member Bonnie asked, “Doesn’t the WAC already protect single family dwellings?  (Actually it is an RCW). Yes, Margaret did say there was some protection.
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    I wish I could quote the woman that spoke at the 4C meeting. We are not teenagers, etc. we managed to buy the property and pay the taxes, etc. etc.
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    Margaret insinuated in her presentation (the usual) that private property owners are too stupid/dumb/uninformed to know how to build on, or develop their own property and that it necessary for the SMP update to impose the setbacks for the management, and control of private property for the owner’s, protection and safety.
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    A total hands off of any forest management in the SMP.
    Green Crow and Harry Bell were mentioned regarding new planning commission members (I believe it was politically motivated), A members concern about changing forest land designation and how unplanned development could affect the Planning Commission..
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    Margaret used the words “RISK OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENT”
    Lake Sutherland, per Margaret, there has been very little discussion on the Lake Sutherland so far (no mention of the Jan 26, 2011 focus group meeting), a small group meeting (at the Senior Center)
    Her statistics on Lake Sutherland.
    1. 471 parcels
    2. 380 developed
    3. 203 docks
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    No mention of the fear of the people at the lake. Nothing about Non-Conforming, white State boats patrolling, pictures taken of homes, docks and property, airplanes,  trespass or selective enforcement.
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    Morse Creek flood plain and migration line of the creek were discussed.  Repeated more then once, For private property owner’s, their own safety and protection, the SMP needs management, setbacks and control of our creeks, rivers and flood plains. And the scary story about FEMA, NO flood insurance and protecting the fish?
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    An inappropriate remark about “Spees” was made by one of the members.
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    Some confusing/misleading pie, bar charts and statistics were used. Like the % of Marine land parcels for development, dividable and not, west end and east, kelp beds.(out in the water) etc.
     
    Margaret’s closing  “THE HEALTH OF”
    1. Ecgology
    2. Fish
    3. Water
    4. Birds
    5. Land
    6. Kelp
    “NOT MENTIONED
    1. The Economy
    2. Taking of Value of Private Property
    3. Consequences of a 200 foot setbacks = non-conforming
    5. The Actual Public and Advisory comments
    4. Fear of Government and SMP
    Margaret implied that many people agreed with the  ESA Adolfson’s agenda. She attempted to show how to use the ESA Portal maps.
    Steve said they have received very few public comments.
    PLEASE submit your public comments NOW.
    Pearl Rains Hewett
     IF YOU ARE  CONCERNED ABOUT THE SMP UPDATE  Dec 9, 2017

    SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE BOCC smp@co.clallam.wa.us


  • Clallam Co SMP Sucked in by RCW 90.58.110

    After researching the Clallam County SMP Update from 2009,  Discovery is in its infancy with a multitude of unanswered questions.

    NOV 14, 2017 QUESTION, Were the citizens of Clallam County, and our pristine private shoreline property,  just sucked into the contract with ESA Adolfson , by a process of coordination, linked to Jefferson County, Port Townsend and Sequim for consistency and compliance?

    DEC 8, 2017 DISCOVERY

    YES INDEED, … CLALLAM COUNTY WAS SUCKED IN BY RCW 90.58.110

    Development of program within two or more adjacent local government jurisdictions—Development of program in segments, when.

    (1) Whenever it shall appear to the director that a master program should be developed for a region of the shorelines of the state which includes lands and waters located in two or more adjacent local government jurisdictions, the director shall designate such region and notify the appropriate units of local government thereof. It shall be the duty of the notified units to develop cooperatively an inventory and master program in accordance with and within the time provided in RCW 90.58.080.

    (2) At the discretion of the department, a local government master program may be adopted in segments applicable to particular areas so that immediate attention may be given to those areas of the shorelines of the state in most need of a use regulation.

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    Did Clallam Co need an SMP Update in 2010?

    Posted on November 6, 2017 5:31 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    DID CLALLAM COUNTY  NEED A FULL BLOWN $600,000.00 SMP UPDATE?

    I THINK NOT.

    SMP PUBLIC COMMENT #584   022415 – DeptOfInterior       

    snippet

    “UNLIKE MANY OTHER AREAS OF PUGET SOUND CLALLAM COUNTY HAS PRISTINE  AQUATIC  AREAS AND SHORELINES THAT ARE IN GREAT CONDITION OR HAVE BEEN RESTORED AND PROVIDE MANY BENEFITS TO THE PEOPLE AND THE WILDLIFE IN THE AREA

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    RECOGNIZING THIS FACT,  Were the citizens of Clallam County, and our pristine private shoreline property,  just sucked into the contract with ESA Adolfson , by a process of coordination, linked to Jefferson County, Port Townsend and Sequim for consistency and compliance?

    YES INDEED, …

    WHEN IT APPEARED TO THE DIRECTOR

    AND, THE DIRECTOR DESIGNATED,

    AND, THE DIRECTOR NOTIFIED

    AND THE 2017 CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE WAS SUCKED INTO

    BY THE DIRECTOR USING THEIR “SHALL” POWER UNDER RCW 90.58.110

    Development of program within two or more adjacent local government jurisdictions—Development of program in segments, when.

    (1) Whenever it shall appear to the director that a master program should be developed for a region of the shorelines of the state which includes lands and waters located in two or more adjacent local government jurisdictions, the director shall designate such region and notify the appropriate units of local government thereof.

    It shall be the duty of the notified units to develop cooperatively an inventory and master program in accordance with and within the time provided in RCW 90.58.080.

    (2) At the discretion of the department, a local government master program may be adopted in segments applicable to particular areas so that immediate attention may be given to those areas of the shorelines of the state in most need of a use regulation.

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    RECOGNIZING THIS FACT,  

    So long, as my name is Pearl Rains Hewett (AKA Pearl Revere) I shall continue running through cyber space with red flag warnings, asking questions and disseminating documented facts.

    AND LAYING DOWN THE LAW ON THE CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE.

    SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE BOCC smp@co.clallam.wa.us