Dear San Juan County Neighbors and Friends,
As you know, Common Sense Alliance (CSA) and the P. J. Taggares Company (Taggares), Friends of the San Juans, and others are challenging the September 2013 Final Decision Order of the Growth Management Hearings Board regarding the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) adopted by the 6-person County Council in December of 2012.
The CSA and Taggares Opening Briefs in this lawsuit were filed with the San Juan Superior Court on December 13, 2013. The Hearing of this case in the San Juan County Superior Court will be on February 24, 2014, at 9am. The briefs of CSA and Taggares are available for your review at the links below.
CSA needs your financial assistance. The CAO matter is now on appeal to the Superior Court in San Juan County. Beyond individual donations from locals, CSA is seeking additional assistance from statewide donors and associations, as this case has significant importance beyond San Juan County. It is likely that this case will be appealed to the State Court of Appeals, and to the State Supreme Court. It is projected that this case will cost $100,000 through each court’s review. If you have questions or do not support this effort, we would like to hear from you.
There is still time to write a check before year-end and receive a 501(c)3 tax deduction for 2013. Your financial assistance is so greatly appreciated and is vital to sustain CSA’s effort to insist on fair and legally enforceable land use regulations.
Please contribute to Common Sense Alliance, PO Box 1249, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, or via the PayPal button found below.
Thank you, again, for your continued support.
Common Sense Alliance