Campaign: Natural Resources

Park System Ideas

My ideas are for the parks system: 1) If there has to be a transfer of parks, unload property that is NOT already owned by the parks system... 2) When and where you can, fill open Ranger positions with park aides. 3) Loosen the reigns on rules that hinder the growth of parks; allow vendor fairs and other avenues to create revenue, allow parks staff to ask for donations in the form of materials. Many small community ...more »

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Agency reduction

I suggest you merge the Puget Sound Agency with Ecology to reduce redundancy and administrative costs

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Save Water Save Money

Install rain gauges on all sprinkler systems. It is a waste of money/water to see sprinklers on in a rainstorm

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Stop planting trees along freeway

Stop planting trees and bushes and flowers along freeways.

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Require developers to pay for permits

Require developers to pay for their permits. Right now, the taxpayers pay the tab for reviewing applications, evaluating technical studies, approving or denying mitigation plans, and issuing permits for developers to fill wetlands. Why don't the developers pay? Why don't the millionaires on Mercer Island pay for the permits to build their fancy docks? Right now they are FREE, they don't pay a dime.

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Use of Tax/Fee Funds for Purposes Unrelated to the Tax/Fee

There is often a discontinuity between the stated reason for a tax or fee and the use of the revenue that tax or fee generates. Take for example a topic near and dear to my heart, the ORV tag, where I pay a fee annually but reap only minimal value for that money. While I understand and appreciate that not every worthwhile program has a dedicated tax or fee funding it, and, hence, the need for a general fund, it seems ...more »

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Increase state gasoline tax by one dollar per gallon

Increase state gasoline tax by one dollar per gallon. This will raise over two billion dollars per year -- even if consumption goes down a bit. We were paying over $4.00 a gallon two years ago, and we are around $3.00 per gallon today -- so we can afford it! This will also reduce air pollution, traffic congestion, and slow down global warming.

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Too many SEPA's

Review the whole process. There has go to be a better way, like Best Managment Practices for the most common SEPA's. Look at WDFW has to deal with http://wdfw.wa.gov/hab/sepa/sepa.htm

Much is a determination of non-significance--putting in a pipe, adding grass carp to a farm pond, improving habitat.

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Waterway Trail Heads: Allow overnight parking at day use parks & collect a yearly fee for this pass.

Allow overnight parking at day use parks & collect a yearly fee for this pass. Kayakers would love the opportunity to park a vehicle overnight at day use parks while they are kayaking on multiple day trips.

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Less A/C

better regulate office building temperature control. In many state offices and buildings, temperatures are not controlled properly. For instance, in my office (in July) we have many people running space heaters as the air conditioning is too cold and the temperature control is inaccessible.

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State Parks

I believe in funding for Washington State Parks. These provide access for all citizens to enjoy our natural resources equally, year round. We have been using the state parks for almost a hundred years - let's keep Parks going for our health and enjoyment!

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Allow the State to sell into the log export market.

Lift the ban on export of state logs. if the state is going to log it's own land, then it should get top dollar. The notion that this protects mill jobs is no longer valid. Most mills use small logs grown on short rotaions. The state still grows on a longer rotation producing better export logs which many are not millable here.

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