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File #: 2014-0359    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2014 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/22/2014
Enactment date: 10/2/2014 Enactment #: 17900
Title: AN ORDINANCE designating certain county shorelines as a county maritime heritage area.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Shoreline Management
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 17900.pdf, 2. Staff Report Proposed Ordinance 2014-0359 County Maritime Heritage Area.doc, 3. Attachment 1 Proposed Ordinance 2014-0359.doc, 4. Attachment 2 National Maritime Heritage Area Study.pdf, 5. 9-9-14 Letter from Dept of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.pdf
Staff: Reed, Mike
Drafter
Clerk 08/12/2014
Title
AN ORDINANCE designating certain county shorelines as a county maritime heritage area.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. The council finds that the county's saltwater shoreline should be recognized as a unique and integral part of our state and national heritage.
B. This landscape has supported the development of a rich and diverse maritime heritage, including the canoe cultures of the Native American inhabitants, the spirit of exploration and the growth of marine industries. The water touches all aspects of daily life on the shoreline, including transportation, jobs, recreation and community activities.
C. The purpose of designating the county's saltwater shoreline as a county maritime heritage area is to preserve and share our cultural resources, to promote tourism and local economic development and to encourage the state legislature and Congress to recognize the Washington coast as a national maritime heritage area. The council takes note that the United States Congress has introduced legislation designating the Washington saltwater coast as a national maritime heritage area and finds that establishment of a county maritime heritage area is appropriate until replaced by a national maritime heritage area.
SECTION 2. King County's saltwater shoreline is designated as a county maritime heritage area. The designated area includes all federal, state, local and tribal lands within the county that allow public access and at least a part of which are located within one-quarter mile landward of the saltwater shoreline. In addition, the Lake Washington ship canal and the Lake Union shoreline are included in the maritime heritage area.
SECTION 3. The designation of the county maritime heritage area is intended to facilitate partnerships among federal, state, local and tribal governments, businesses, heritage organizations, individuals and other entities to:
A. Honor t...

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