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SubjectMackie Files Brief of Appellant CSA with Court of Appeals

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dear San Juan County Neighbors and Friends,

On July 23, 2014, CSA asked the Washington State Court of Appeals to review San Juan County’s Critical Area Ordinance (CAO).
On November 5th, attorney Sandy Mackie of Perkins Coie filed CSA’s brief with the Washington State Court of Appeals.  Mr. Mackie argues that the Growth Management Hearings Board erred in their decision. [See link provided at bottom of newsletter to Appellants Brief and Appendices]
Mr. Mackie reports that attorney Dennis Reynolds of Bainbridge Island is filing a similar case on behalf of clients on the Kitsap Peninsula.  Additionally, we anticipate that Pacific Legal Foundation will weigh in with briefs in support of our case, which is recognized by many as having potentially far-reaching statewide impact.  At this time, the Court of Appeals has not provided a date for hearing our case.  We will keep you posted on our exciting (and expensive) journey through the legal process.  
As a result of Sandy’s recent filing, we expect to see Perkins’ invoice later this month and it is necessary for CSA to once again request your financial support.
We will continue to keep you posted on our exciting journey through the legal process, and if you have any questions about funding or about these important matters, please feel free to call me directly (425-444-0041).
Thank you for your ongoing financial support!!
Dave Cable
Common Sense Alliance
Common Sense Alliance
P.O. 1249 Friday Harbor, 98250

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