by Cindy Alia, December 8, 2108
The Energy and tenacity of Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR), Spokane Treasurer Rob Chase who pursued coordination under the the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, Idaho based Avista Customer Group, and many concerned and commenting citizens of both Washington and Idaho were very effective in putting pressure on the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Committee (WUTC), who in Washington State had the final say in determining if Avista, a United States owned utility company could be purchased by a Canadian utility company, Hydro One!
Skagit County – Winning The Fight to Defeat the Charter Initiative
Twenty-one days after the November 6th election, the excruciating slow process of counting votes in Skagit County was over. However, after only a week of sorting through ballots, it was evident the initiative to transform Skagit into a county that resembled its dysfunctional neighbors was soundly beaten back. In the end, voters turned down charter government by a 2 to1 margin.
When the Washington State legislature begins the 2019 session in mid-January, civility matters.
Civility impacts our governance, it does not matter where one stands politically, our form of representative governance is dependent on the courteous and orderly participation of citizens and legislators. This is the best way to get the most information exchanged in the least time-consuming manner.
Civility matters because our form of governance depends on citizen/legislature communications and effective communication depends on getting facts to our legislators int the most efficient way. Most legislators are operating under a very tight schedule which includes caucus meetings, committee meetings, meetings with constituents, and private lobbyists representing a wide array of business and ideal based civic groups.
The citizens of Washington State have overwhelmingly rejected the proposed sale of US utility company Avista to Canadian Company Hydro One. What will be the reaction of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission at a hearing scheduled for October 23rd?
CAPR has created a database of candidates' voting records, and responses to questionnaires and property rights pledges. We don't endorse candidates, we let their records speak for them, and then rate them accordingly! If you would like to see the ratings this campaign season check out this link, and feel free to share it with your friends! https://proprights.org/Vote/Candidates.php
Our friends at This West is Our West are offering a conference Saturday October 13, at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish Montana, where "We truly hope that each of you will consider joining us on October 13th at this remarkable one-day conference in Whitefish, Montana. The array of speakers and subjects will provide an updated overview of “The Deep State” and its impact in the West, bureaucratic agency over-reach, federal Indian policy, public vs. private property rights, environmental and jurisdictional issues affecting our country and each of our communities. We will also have discussions on critical legislation impacting our western states."
Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights
Dan Dagget, author of Gardeners of Eden – Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature
Saturday. October 6, noon til 3:00 at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mount Baker Hwy
Please join CAPR as Dan Dagget describes a conservative alternative to liberal environmentalism.
Private land management via grazing is a better way to a healthy environment than is protectionism via no touch plans and programs. Some measure success, environmental and otherwise, in terms of their ability to control more of the environment (and therefore of us) via government regulation. To others, Conservatism is the home of the free market, of rewarding people for producing outcomes, not applying policies.
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South King County Patriots
CAPR King County
are proud to host
Center for Self Governance
Dead Man Talking
The Story of Levoy Finicum September 6, 6:30 -9:00 at the Fairwood Golf & Country Club, 17070 - 140th Avenue SE, Renton
Asphalt Plant Near Renton?
It has been said that the first (and perhaps the last) question of philosophy is, “What is the good?” With respect to shaping and managing growth in Washington, that question was supposed to be addressed by a model designed to make sure laws and regulations are in place so that competing considerations are addressed fairly and consistently. That model consists of the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) as the top-level guidance, followed by a county comprehensive plan for a regional focus, followed by zoning for specific uses within a county, and completed by the permitting process. That model is again in danger of failing the residents of unincorporated King County.