Growth Management

Is the GMA Harming Rural, Unincorporated King County?

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.

Skagit County - Charter Push to Deny Rights

Only seven counties in Washington State have adopted the charter system of government. Seven out of 39 is almost 18% which is not an amount that signifies a large interest in this governing format statewide. The majority of residents of the 32 traditional counties see no advantage in changing their style of local governing. In fact, an argument can be made the charter system is not a good fit for the seven which adopted it. Charter counties become expensive in increased salary costs, bureaucracy laden, and less responsive to constituents.

Spokane CAPR: Shedding light on your property rights!! Avista Sale Alert!

CAPR ALERT--Do you want to testify?

THE PENDING SALE OF OUR FIVE STATE REGIONAL AVISTA UTILITY TO A CANADIAN COMPANY, WILL HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME! So you're an American? What can you do about it?

Watch this fact filled power point video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMkTv44XxHA

Watch this video: https://youtu.be/E0n3l5s19Os

Northwest Property Owners' Alliance is very concerned about the Avista Sale!  See their website for more information and Idaho meetings!

Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights Supports New Wolf Coalition

Cowboy Summit 2018

April 25, 2018

Ranchers came together for a day long summit to work with one another and Legislators with a full agenda and discussion of goals for Wolf Management.  Good progress was made and plans for achieving those goals were put in place.  The Cattle Producers of Washington and the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, along with the Washington Farm Bureau hosted and were led by Steve McLaughlin of the Northern Wolf Coalition.

CAPR Attends Bill Signing for Representative Van Werven's HB 2307!

Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) was pleased to accept on behalf of our membership an invitation from Representative Luanne Van Werven to attend the signing of her bill 2307!  This marks an important moment in the work CAPR has done to promote property rights, and to promote the recognition of the substantive rights of property owners - the legislature must acknowledge the validity, or legality of its acts, and that law-making has consequences.  We are enthused to see this bill reflects these ideals!  Representative Van Werven has with this bill taken an important step in protecting property owners and their rights.

6091 "Hirst Solutions" in Spokane County Less Than Acceptable

How is that Hirst Fix working out for ya?  In Spokane County, the answer is shamefully, woefully, not well!  Spokane County's response to the latest in fix for Hirst, 6091 which is now session law,  is to go ahead with a questionable water bank that will be severely intrusive and seriously devalue properties with covenances stating restricted water use, and requiring an easement for the property right of the air space above your home so you may be monitored for enforcement purposes!  6091 fails by many miles, far short of the much needed oversight of Agencies and Local Government that a well-constructed constitutionally based bill should have.  Ecology has written with the help of Spokane County Commissioners, Water Resource Managers and Aspect Consulting a systemic method to deny the people of Spokane County the d

The Phony Water Crisis Continues, Legislative Style, Hirst Heist Rolls On...

Everyone wants a piece

Yesterday, the Washington State Legislature started the new Legislative session with great ceremony and fanfare in Olympia.  On the first day of session, every year, the legislators walk down the aisle, Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right as they stride to their respective seats.  The flag ceremony, the anthem, new leadership sworn in, newly electeds recognized by their peers, and the visitor’s gallery is filled to capacity.  Thus begins the clock for the countdown to the end of the “short” session.  Every second that ticks by, a certain sense of urgency grips the state.  From long, painful experience we know our freedoms and our pocketbooks will not be safe as long as the legislature remains in session in Olympia.

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