Sunday, January 08, 2006

Anacortes' CAOs and the Shoreline Management Act

Anacortes American:
"Anacortes must adopt stricter wetlands protection regulations in its critical areas ordinance by the end of next year, according to a ruling last week by the Growth Management Hearings Board. However, the bigger question of whether the city must impose 200-foot buffers on its shoreline development remains unresolved for now, after the board declined to settle the issue and ruled instead that shoreline provisions of the ordinance must be reviewed by the Washington Department of Ecology."

Read the Decision.