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File #: 2015-0446    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 10/26/2015 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/16/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14458
Title: A MOTION declaring that it is county policy to protect and conserve land and water resources that will enhance our quality of life, strengthen our region's economy, enhance biodiversity, provide recreational opportunities and promote sustainable farming and locally grown food and forestry and directing the executive to develop and transmit a work plan for implementing a program to protect and conserve these high value resources.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Rod Dembowski
Attachments: 1. Motion1 14458.pdf, 2. 2015-0446_SR_GreenVision.docx, 3. 2015-0446_REVISED_SR_GreenVision.docx, 4. 14458 Amendment 1 -- 11-16-15.pdf
Staff: Bourguignon, Mary
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A MOTION declaring that it is county policy to protect and conserve land and water resources that will enhance our quality of life, strengthen our region's economy, enhance biodiversity, provide recreational opportunities and promote sustainable farming and locally grown food and forestry and directing the executive to develop and transmit a work plan for implementing a program to protect and conserve these high value resources.
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WHEREAS, King County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, and the county's population is projected to increase by at least thirty percent by 2040, and
WHEREAS, protecting trail corridors, ecological lands, forests, farmland, rivers and streams, rural character and historic resources located on farmland, enhances biodiversity, protects our water and air quality and human health, provides fresh local food for our growing population and helps the county reduce greenhouse gases, and
WHEREAS, conservation enhances the region's quality of life and contributes to a vibrant economy, and
WHEREAS, as one example of the economic benefits of resource conservation, in April 2014, the King County council adopted Motion 14118, affirming King County's support for the Skykomish Valley Economic Development, Recreation, and Natural Resource Conservation Initiative and recognizing the shared vision of the town of Skykomish and the Stevens Pass Greenway to enhance economic development, increase recreation opportunities and conserve the natural resources in the Skykomish valley, and
WHEREAS, protecting high conservation value lands, including forests and farmlands, promotes numerous determinants of equity, including health and human services, food systems, parks and natural resources and community economic development, that comprise the county's equity and social justice initiative, and
WHEREAS, King County has long been a leader in environmental protection and conservation, making our region one of the most livable ...

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