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The purposes of this SMP are:

(1) To promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the City by providing comprehensive policies and effective, reasonable regulations for development, use, and protection of jurisdictional shorelines;

(2) To further assume and carry out the local government responsibilities established by the SMA in RCW 90.58.050, including planning and administering the regulatory program consistent with the policy and provisions of the SMA in RCW 90.58.020;

(3) To provide a high quality shoreline environment where:

(a) Recreational opportunities are abundant;

(b) The public enjoys access to and views of shoreline areas;

(c) Natural systems are preserved, restored, or enhanced;

(d) Ecological functions of the shoreline are maintained and improved over time;

(e) Water-oriented uses are promoted consistent with the shoreline character and environmental functions; and

(4) To apply special conditions to those uses that are not consistent with the control of pollution and prevention of damage to the natural environment, or that are not unique to or dependent on use of the state’s shoreline; and

(5) To ensure no net loss of ecological functions associated with the shoreline. [Ord. 4314 § 2, 2016; Code 1970 § 29.01.030.]