Council to take final action on shorelines
It’s been a long road, but the Council will finally be taking up Proposed Ordinance 2013-45s4 (the Shoreline Master Program) for final action on Tuesday March 10. I’ve been heavily involved at the committee and working group levels and feel that overall, we have worked very hard to create a good plan that addresses your concerns, particularly the prohibition of dumping dredged materials in the Nisqually Aquatic Reserve and the limitation of commercial aquaculture to Olympia Oysters in the Reserve.
I want to thank everyone who has come to the meetings, made phone calls, written letters, sent us research, and vigilantly tracked and provided input on this issue.
FINAL COUNCIL ACTION - Tuesday March 10, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.
Pierce County Council - County-City Building, Room 1045, 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, Wa 98402
This meeting is expected to be heavily attended so be sure to read any signs posted on the chamber doors for overflow locations to watch on TV. Everyone who signs in to testify will be called upon and given time to move to the Council chamber to make comments.
Should the proposal pass, the SMP will be sent back to the Department of Ecology for final review and approval before the plan is implemented at the County.