40.460.120 Adoption Authority

This Program is adopted under the authority granted by the Shoreline Management Act (Act) of 1971, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 90.58, and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 173-26 as amended.

The Act and Chapter 173-26 WAC establish a broad policy giving preference to shoreline uses that:

A.    Depend on proximity to the shoreline (“water-dependent uses”);

B.    Protect biological and ecological resources, water quality and the natural environment; and

C.    Preserve and enhance public access or increase recreational opportunities for the public along shorelines.

(Added: Ord. 2012-07-16)