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Spectacular Win by NCLA Protects Property Owners from Agencies and Judicial Deference!

The New Civil Liberties Alliance has gained a huge win in protecting property owners and others from Agencies wielding judicial deference against Americans, returning due process to the rule of law to court decisions!  

"“Today’s decision vindicates the rule of law. By ending Chevron deference, the Court has taken a major step to shut down unlawful power grabs by federal agencies and to preserve the separation of powers. Going forward, judges will be charged with interpreting the law faithfully, impartially, and independently, without deference to the government. This is a win for individual liberty and the Constitution.”
— Roman Martinez, Latham & Watkins partner who delivered oral argument in the Relentless case"

CAPR Stands for Members in Comments on King County Code Enforcement Update 2024!

June 28. 2024

By Cindy Alia

Many counties are in the process of updating comprehensive plans.  Part of King Counties Comprehensive Plan Update is an Update to code enforcement in King County.

CAPR has read the Public Notice of Intent to Amend King County Code Titles 9, 12, 17, and 23, and we have provided comment to Summary of Proposed Ordinance relating to King County Code Enforcement Updates 2024.  The comments were on the proposed updates after reading both the plain language document, and the proposed changes in the code enforecement draft ordinance.

Please note the email for Tom Campbell, King County Permitting Division, where you can send any comments you may wish to provide to the county:

Email to 

YES ON I-2066 Stop the Gas Ban Protect Energy Choice Lets Go Washington!

May 16, 2024 by Cindy Alia

Updated 7/2/24

Lets Go Washington Signature Goal Met!

Lets Go Washington and the fine Registered Voters of Washington state have met and surpased their goals of gathering enough signatures to qualify Initiative 2066 for the November Ballot!  With more than 423 thousand signatures a very comfortable cushion of signatures have been amassed and will be presented to the Secretary of State on July 3!  Thank you to everyone accomplishing this goal!  This accomplishment adds yet another important reason to be sure you make the time to vote in 2024!  You can celebrate the signature drop off by attending drop off events!

Updated 6/28/24

Pacific Legal Foundation Wins Takings Clause Case!

By Cindy Alia 4/16/24

Pacific Legal Foundation, in the case Sheetz v. El Dorado County , won important property rights protection when the  Supreme Court unanimously said legislatures can't impose extortionate fees to get a building permit.  

George Sheetz built a career and livelihood as an engineering contractor and consultant in Northern California. In 2016, he began preparing for retirement and bought a vacant lot in rural El Dorado County for a small, manufactured home where he and his wife would live and raise their grandson.

CAPR Spokane Luncheon Event, CAPR in the News!


The Saturday May 4th ANNUAL SPOKANE CAPR Luncheon and AUCTION was an exceptionally fine event, with fun, good food, and great people!

GUEST SPEAKER: Pete Serrano, Attorney

Silent Majority  Foundation—Pasco, WA

“Fighting for Your Rights—One Lawsuit At a Time”

Informative workshops were held featuring:

Glen Morgan - State of the State

Steve Busch - Predator Policy Analysis and Fluoride Update

Steve Corker - Landlord Issues

Important NOTICE OF CONTINUATION on UPDATE! May 14 Council Meeting and Hearing! Critical Update! Attend May 14 Hearing!



The Pierce County Council will continue the May 14 Hearing on May 21!

Please take advantage of this opportunity to provide testimony, and appear in person to make your opinion on regulation to take your property rights by ordinance to Eliminate the Rural 5 designation and replace it with the Rural 10 designation, restricting your ability to use your rural property!


From Pierce County:


Liberty Oriented Organizations Featuring Washington Sensible Shorelines Association


By Cindy Alia

CAPR is interested in and grateful for other organizations that focus on a fair, balanced, scientifically sound, and well managed regulatory means.  It is not enough for government to regulate and leave forgetting the long term management best practices, rather, an ideal regulatory environment would include sensible solutions and management strategies that would serve the purposes of long term goals that are acheivable and workable and that include the experiences and dare say expertise of those living in the working environment.  

Competing Bills Undermine Housing Updated

By Cindy Alia

Updated 2/26/24

We are pleased to note the Senate Ways and Means committee held today at 10:00 am failed to hear HB 2114 in executive session.  This means the bill is dead for this session as it would miss the deadling established for today for a bill to be read on the floor.  That won't happen as the Ways and Means committee failed to hear the bill in executive committee and it can't be passed to the rules committee or the floor.  Good news for landlords and tenants alike who would find it hard to be prepared for the additional burdens and expenses that would have resulted from the passage of the bill.

Updated 2/20/24

Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights Banquet Thank you!


CAPR especially thanks all members and friends who attended our event making it a fun and uplifting experience!  Your dedication to liberty and property rights along with your generous support for CAPR's mission of respecting and restoring property rights has made our past and will make our future work possible and impactful!  Thank you!

 “Restoring Common Sense in Washington” Initiatives, Taxation, Education.

 Thank you Keynote Speaker Jim Walsh!


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