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Please provide your feedback on the Shoreline Master Program.

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1. Are there other changes to the SMP that King County should consider as part of its periodic review?

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Yes prohibit all fish net pens in all of Quartermaster Harbor 100.0% 3

3. Are there other changes to the County’s aquaculture standards that should be considered?

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4. What issues should the County consider in its decision-making about how to best prepare for sea-level rise?

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5. What kinds of issues should the County consider in its decision-making about how to best prepare for sea level rise?

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6. What are your thoughts about the potential regulatory changes?

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7. Are there other strategies or best practices that you would like the County to consider?

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Tom Dean inside District 8
November 9, 2018, 8:37 AM
  • 1. Are there other changes to the SMP that King County should consider as part of its periodic review?
    No response.
  • Please select one:
    • Yes prohibit all fish net pens in all of Quartermaster Harbor
  • 3. Are there other changes to the County’s aquaculture standards that should be considered?
    No response.
  • 4. What issues should the County consider in its decision-making about how to best prepare for sea-level rise?

    The current draft does not consider the need for a buyout program for marine shorelines. King County will increasingly be faced with red-tagged shoreline homes and risk to life and limb. The 2019 plan should study this, and bring forward a proposal for the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The study should address: 1) Who would qualify, and how? 2) Should the Flood Control District be funding buyouts on the shoreline, as they do in floodplains, or is there a more appropriate source of funding? Keep in mind that habitat funding will not solve this problem, as many endangered homes are not in high quality habitat target areas.

  • 5. What kinds of issues should the County consider in its decision-making about how to best prepare for sea level rise?
    No response.
  • 6. What are your thoughts about the potential regulatory changes?
    No response.
  • 7. Are there other strategies or best practices that you would like the County to consider?
    No response.
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2. Should the County go further than the current state and county restrictions and prohibit all fish net pens (for native and non-native fish) in all of Quartermaster Harbor?

Please note that responses to this question will not be included in the SMP update but will be considered as part of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update. The County wants to work with the public as we refine information on risks of sea level rise to homes, business, critical infrastructure, groundwater, and water quality, and to develop proposed actions (including education and potential changes to development regulations) to address these risks.


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