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From: Reamer, Grace <Grace.Reamer@METROKC.GOV>

To: Irons, David <David.Irons@METROKC.GOV>

Subject: CAO Update from David Irons

Date: 09/17/2004 4:14:20 PM

Dear Concerned Citizens,

Thank you for participating previously in the process to update King County's Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the Critical Areas, Stormwater, and Clearing and Grading Ordinances. Review of the CAO and associated ordinances will continue at the Tuesday, Sept. 21, meeting of the Growth Management and Unincorporated Areas Committee, which begins at 9:30 a.m. An agenda is attached below. These ordinances and the striking amendments introduced yesterday are scheduled for discussion, and public testimony will be taken. The GMUAC is scheduled to vote on these ordinances at its Sept. 28 meeting, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

If you oppose the approval of these ordinances in their current form, you are encouraged to attend these meetings or submit your comments via e-mail or letter about the need to balance environmental protection with property rights. You also can watch the proceedings live on Civic Television (CTV), cable Channel 22. An additional opportunity for public comment will be available on Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m. when these proposals go before the full Metropolitan King County Council for a public hearing. More information about the CAO and striking amendments is available at

We need to hear from you about whether these new amendments address your concerns about the CAO. You can direct your comments and questions to our office at any time.

David Irons

King County Councilmember

District 12

(206) 296-1012

Metropolitan King County Council

Growth Management and Unincorporated Areas Committee

September 21, 2004

9:30 a.m.

Room 1001

King County Courthouse

516 Third Ave., Seattle

                 The Growth Management and Unincorporated Areas Committee meeting for September 21st will focus on:  -- review and discussion of the Chair-recommended amendments to the Critical Areas, Clearing and Grading, and Stormwater Ordinances. Testimony will follow the summary of amendments. 

Call to Order

         Roll Call

1.      Approval of Minutes of September 14, 2004

         Discussion and Possible Action

         2.      Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-0122        Mr. Constantine

        AN ORDINANCE relating to critical areas . . .

         Megan Smith and Rick Bautista, Council Staff

         3.      Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-0123        Mr. Constantine

         AN ORDINANCE related to surface water . . .

                 Megan Smith and Rick Bautista, Council Staff

4.      Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-0124        Mr. Constantine

         AN ORDINANCE relating to clearing and grading . . .

         Megan Smith and Rick Bautista, Council Staff

         5.      Public Testimony

         Notes on testimony:

        --   The committee will hear testimony from those testifying for the first time in a regular committee meeting, followed by those who have testified previously in a  regular committee meeting. 

        -- Each speaker will have 2 minutes. 

        -- Speakers may not assign their time to other speakers. 

        Other Business