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Date: Fri, 01 Mar 1996 12:59:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Rep. Brian Hatfield" 
Subject: flood plain management
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Dear Dave,
Thank you for your thoughtful on flood plain
development/management.  I appreciate hearing you concerns.
Obviously building should not take place in areas prone to annual
flooding.  Hopefully, common sense will prevail in the future.
I am glad to hear that you intend to contact your County
Commissioners and planners.  I know this sounds like "passing the
buck," but I believe that growth management decisions such as these
need to be made at the local level.  
However, in your case, the Black River may be flooding due to over-
development in Thurston County, making the issue much more complex. 
Balancing property rights with civic responsibility in no easy
task.  It is my hope that common sense will prevail.
Thanks again for contacting me and please forgive the brevity of my
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