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Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 11:30 PM
Subject: CRITICAL AREAS ORDINANCE (CAO)
Here is some more info on this Ron Sims, King County
Council and the "1000 Friends of Washington" environmental
land grab. Please email this around to all other King County
property owners. We need to make our opinions known ASAP.
1. Please see the attached scan of Councilman
Steve Hammond's District 9 newsletter regarding this "CAO"
2. Here is the group helping to stop this.
They have a good web site and a page in their site with all the council members
addresses and suggested wording to send. http://www.proprights.org/
3. Here is an example given for wording to send
to Ron Sims, Steve Hammond (or your District's
member), Council Members et al. I would send to your WA Representatives
"The proposed ordinances commonly known as the
CAO are extremely unfair to the property owners of rural King County. It is
unconscionable to ask them alone to foot the bill for 150 years of environmental
damage caused by the urbanization of King County. I agree with the testimony
submitted by Citizensí Alliance for Property Rights and urge that you read it
and act accordingly. There is no emergency that requires this legislation nor is
it mandated by the Growth Management Act. King County already has the strongest
restrictions on land use in the state. Rural property owners have already paid
much more than their share through multiple down-zonings.
Just vote NO to