Dear San Juan County Neighbors and Friends,
Congratulations are due to the San Juan Chapter of Citizen’s Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR). We have reported on their case in the past, which involves San Juan County’s creation of a subcommittee of county council members who secretly held meetings with county staff and scientists, and directed the creation of the Critical Area Ordinance (CAO) without public input.
We are pleased to tell you that the Washington State Supreme Court has accepted CAPR’s case for review.
CAPR, through its attorney Dennis Reynolds, is joined in their challenge by Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington and the Washington Coalition for Open Government. CSA has similarly raised this issue of a subcommittee-thwarted public process in its CAO case. We will be watching and reporting to you on how the State Supreme Court deals with this very important question of legislative transparency.
CSA is delighted and grateful for CAPR’s effort and is encouraged by the Court shining a light on our local government’s abusive and secretive overreach. Stay tuned!
The previous articles can be read on our homepage
"CAPR Sues County for Council Members' Violation of OPMA"
"CAPR Suit Against County Goes to Court of Appeals"
Common Sense Alliance