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CAO reception leaves audience alarmed

After months of confusion, the Kitsap County Department of Community Development sponsored a three-and-a-half-hour meeting in front of an overflow crowd on Wednesday night to explain the Critical Areas Ordinance.

The CAO regulates the size of stream buffers, which are to be increased under the new law.

“They did a good job outlining their draft,” said Elizabeth Scott, government affairs program assistant for the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County. “It’s a very scientific and technical subject, but anyone who attended the meeting now

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