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(1) The purposes of this SMP are:

(a) 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; and

(b) 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; and

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

(i) Recreational opportunities are abundant;

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

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

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

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

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

(e) To ensure no net loss of ecological functions associated with the shoreline. (Ord. 484 § 2, 2014)