The San Juan Initiative was a two year effort by the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) to assess the habitats and ecosystem of San Juan County. They worked with local and regional scientists, policy makers and community members to understand challenges facing the local ecosystem. Their report made regulatory land use recommendations to the County.
CSA attorney, Dennis Reynolds, commented to San Juan County on the SJ Initiative process and the County's "Resolution Supporting the Implementation of the San Juan Initiative's Recommendations for Improving Shoreline Protection." Said Resolution enabled the PSP to go forward with their Action Agenda for SJ County. The Local Integrating Organization (LIO) of PSP is made up of several tribes, as well as representatives from the PSP, county council members and staff, and several local organizations.
CSA had then and has now serious concerns about the SJI recommendations and the overreaching authority of the PSP in SJ County's land use regulations.