DCD – Public Input – Economic Impact 6/3/11

DCD – Public Input – Economic Impact 6/3/11
Economic Impact of the NNL and Shoreline Setbacks must be part of our plan or the SMP Update must be reversed or left the same.

Article 1. Section 1. Of the Washington State Constitution
Political Power: All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.

Possession is nine-tenths of the law. The Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and the Shoreline Master Plan (SMP) is an end-run around private property ownership rights. The No Net Loss of Function (NNL) is a Department of Ecology (DooE) surreptitious taking of private property rights under the pretext of environmental protection.

The 1976 Clallam County SMP (CC-SMP) was a bad implementation of the SMA; the 2012 CC-SMP Update implementing NNL policy will make a bad policy terrible. (The new shoreline setbacks, another taking, are not even mentioned at this time.)

Only with an Economic Impact Study will the degree of taking from private property rights and the cost of all of this DoE political activism be placed into proper perspective. The insane cost of this State sponsored ‘earth worship’ (substitute religion) will be partially realized. (A tremendous amount of public funds/moneys have been spent on environmental studies of questionable validity.) The implementation of the NNL without compensating the private property owners is unconstitutional (Please refer to Art. 1 Sec. 1 and other State Constitutional protections dealing with possession rights and public takings.)

The SMP Update needs to reverse previous bad policy until sound policy based on State Constitutional protections can be implemented.

Karl Spees, MD (retired) ‘Scientist’ and Environmentalist not Radical Environmentalist – Citizen Alliance for Property Rights – CC Rep.

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