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CAO: nothing new? update long overdue | Letters

Do you realize that citizens in San Juan County have been living with the same critical areas ordinance since 1998?

Nothing is new. Same old ordinance.

Until the updated ordinance is approved by the County Council, the regulations will stay the same.

Since 1998 there have been many changes to our state laws that affect our property and our environment alike. That’s why we need to get the CAO approved.

It should have been updated in 2005.

Please urge our County Council to go forward with this ordinance.

Don’t be fooled by the Common Sense Alliance, The Freedom Foundation, the Orcas Eagle Forum, the Lopez Birds, Citizens Alliance for Property Rights.

They all have at least one thing in common: they oppose government spending that prohibits what they view as their “personal freedom”—which means they want permission to build what they want, where they want, how they want, when they want—without regard of their neighbors or their environment.

Vivien Burnett/Friday Harbor


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