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Friday, January 26, 2007

King County Shoreline Rules Revisions

From the email inbox:

Hello!
King County needs your help as we begin the review of our program for managing the shorelines of marine areas, lakes and streams in unincorporated areas. King County is in the first stages of updating its Shoreline Master Program, a set of policies and regulations that determines how major shorelines are managed.

You are receiving this message because of your past interest in King County's public processes. We'd like your feedback on existing shoreline conditions, the rules that protect them and future goals.

You will not receive another message about this public process, unless you choose to receive additional information. If you would like to subscribe to e-mail notices about the King County Shorelines Update, send an e-mail message to listserv@lists.metrokc.gov with the words "Subscribe KCShorelinesUpdate Your Name" in the body of the message (not the subject line).

Learn more:
- Visit the King County Shorelines Web site to see a draft inventory and analysis of existing shoreline conditions and additional information and submit your comments. (The Draft King County Shorelines Technical Appendix, a report describing existing shorelines conditions, will also be made available in public libraries.)
- Attend an upcoming Open House near you (dates below) to see a draft inventory and analysis of existing shoreline conditions, learn more about shoreline management and get answers to questions you may have.

Monday, February 5, 2007
5:30-8:30pm
Tolt Middle School
3740 Tolt Avenue
Carnation, WA 98014
425-844-4600

Wednesday, February 7, 2007
5:30-8:30pm
Enumclaw High School
226 Semanski Street South
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360-802-7669

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
5:30-8:30pm
Cedar River Middle School
22615 Sweeney Road SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
425-413-5400

Thursday, February 15, 2007
5:30 - 8:30pm
McMurray Middle School
9329 SW Cemetery Road
Vashon Island, WA 98070
206-463-9168

How to submit comments:
Share comments by submitting them at an open house meeting or through one of the following four ways:
1. Online: Visit the New King County Shorelines Web site to submit comments, sign up to receive e-mail updates or look up information about a shoreline area: http://www.metrokc.gov/shorelines/
2. Call the King County Shoreline Comment Line: 206-205-8090 3. Email
comments: shorelines@metrokc.gov 4. Mail written comments:
Attn: Shoreline Team
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
201 S. Jackson St., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98104

What's next?
Your feedback will be used to develop a draft of an updated King County Shoreline Master Program for public review in the spring and summer of 2007. Key dates for the public process:
February 2007 - Public meetings to review shoreline conditions and goals.
February 28, 2007 - Public comments due on shoreline conditions and goals.
June 2007 - Public meetings on new Draft Program.
June 22, 2007 - Public comments due on new Draft Program Fall 2007 - Public meetings on revised Draft Program.
March 2008 - Executive sends Proposal to the King County Council

Additional Reading
King County Shoreline Master Program Web site http://www.metrokc.gov/shorelines/

"County updating its shoreline rules" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 16, 2007) http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/299798_shorelines16.html

"Major changes not expected in update of shoreline rules" (Seattle Times, January 16, 2007) http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003526597_shoreline16m.
html

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Jill Moe
King County Shoreline Master Program Update Team
206-263-6057 or shorelines@metrokc.gov

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