August 1, 2013 at 6:58 AM
Bellevue waterfront rules making waves
Shoreline Management Act must be updated
The article on Bellevue’s waterfront conflict reveals the uphill struggle in modernizing environmental regulation. [“Waves of concern over Bellevue waterfront rules,” page one, July 29.]
Bellevue’s waterfront demographic couldn’t be more complicated: Money and political influence meet a well-educated constituency of waterfront homeowners who certainly comprehend their unique stewardship responsibility.
Updating the Shoreline Management Act of 1971 is a debt well past due.
Will waterfront owners choose to serve a healthier Puget Sound ecology on our behalf? Or will they deny science, just to preserve the croquet court — all under the ruse of property rights?
Art James, Port Townsend
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