Public Participation in the Shoreline Master Program process

The last public comment posted on the Kitsap County Shoreline Master Program website was Mar 16 2011. The Draft SMP has been finished and the county has embarked on a series of open houses, introducing it to the public. If this is an open process why is the county suppressing the public comments that have been made in the last year. There is no indication that these comments have been heard and addressed? An open discourse requires an informed public and an airing of both sides of the issues.

The Cumulative Impact Analysis and Restoration Plan were not presented to the SMP Task Force. Task force members and the public at large cannot make informed comments about the SMP Update without access to all relevant materials.

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