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Tag: Shoreline Master Plan


CALLAGHAN: CHB’s true colors revealed

Peter Callaghan’s article (TNT, 11-13) is spot on when it comes to flushing out the true colors of Citizens for a Healthy Bay with his comments about them echoing the Shoreline Master Plan positions of the Port and Chamber. If CHB were truly an environmental organization, then Sperry Ocean Dock would not have been dropping, among other items, asphalt, creosoted timbers, and rusting steel into Commencement Bay for over 20 years! It was a lone citizen who made the complaint that led to the forced clean up – not CHB as their mission statement would indicate.


CALLAGHAN: CHB’s advocacy in keeping with goal

In his 11-12 column, Peter Callaghan claims that Citizens for a Healthy Bay (CHB) did not “speak up on behalf of the bay” during the Tacoma’s Shoreline Master Plan (SMP) update process. To the contrary, CHB has spent more than five years prodding the Planning Commission to adopt measures that will protect Commencement Bay against toxic pollution and encourage the restoration of more natural habitat along our shorelines.

On 9-27, The News Tribune published CHB’s op-ed article explaining our reasons for opposing one change under consideration by the Commission, expansion of urban conservancy zoning south to include Sperry

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