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  1. tod701

    Teanaway - Recreation Planning Process

    Problem is that when a state agency such as the DNR choses to ignore the Revised Code of Washington there are two means of recourse. The Legislature could amend the law to add penalties for noncompliance to scare the bureaucrats into obeying the law. Or the judiciary could compel compliance. Both are currently problematic. The Legislative majority and the State Supreme Court will both side with the agency. Party politics overrides the rule of law when one party controls all three branches of government and is morally bankrupt, repeatedly putting the preservation of their power above ethical governance.
  2. tod701

    Teanaway - Recreation Planning Process

    Predetermined outcome by the DNR is moving forward. DNR leadership holds the rudder. We get what the masses elect. Not clear on what state constitutional language we could leverage, but am totally wide open to suggestions.
  3. tod701

    Teanaway - Recreation Planning Process

    The NMA is applying for a grant to pay for the ST240 machine.
  4. tod701

    Carbon tax initiative

    There will be plenty of that, but I suspect many that know better will shut up and be loyal to the wishes of their party leadership. Doing otherwise will hit them in the checkbook and/or put them out of elected office.
  5. tod701

    Carbon tax initiative

    A lot of them will go down that path with zero shame. You can count on at least 48 percent of them to do the opposite.
  6. tod701

    Teanaway - Recreation Planning Process

    Mike busted his butt trying to do the right thing, but the DNR and their anti-motorized buddies on the committee treated him like crap for trying to disrupt their predetermined outcome. The DNR had no intention of doing otherwise, the make-up of the committee was proof of their intent from the get go. We had to fight to even get one seat at the table.
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    Carbon tax initiative

    Fear not, this isn't going away. It will be back in play when the Legislature returns to Olympia in January.
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    Capitol Forest Trail Destruction

    The on-the-ground folks seem to see things differently than leadership and many are very supportive. Maybe because they know that many of their jobs depend on the funding we bring. The last time the NOVA funds were stolen it cost the DNR the equivelent of 35+ full time employees. All from the recreation side of the house.
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    Capitol Forest Trail Destruction

    Back when Sutherland was the Commissioner we used to chat frequently. Maybe that made me an automatic enemy for the next two Commissioners?
  10. tod701

    Capitol Forest Trail Destruction

    Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. hilary.franz@dnr.wa.gov Let me know if you get a reply, she has never answered any of my emails or letters.
  11. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    For now, they good bigger fish to fry - income tax, carbon tax, toll roads, etc. As they work their way down the list they'll get to us too. We are just not at the top of the priority list yet.
  12. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    If I was a dealership I would be very hesitant to cut corners on the inspection due to liability exposure. If someone splats themselves out on a converted bike and the lawyers jump on board looking someone to blame not being able to demonstrate that the conversion inspection met the letter of the law would leave the dealership very exposed.
  13. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    They don't have to prove damages or quantify the issue. There are plenty of members of the Legislature that don't like dirt bikes or motorcyclists in general. Just look at them blocking the motorcycle sharing parking spot legislation this year and the slow speed lane sharing last year. If one of them gets spooled up over the concept that the non-WSP inspections are following the legal requirements it would not be difficult to garner support for revoking the law.
  14. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    The DOT marking is only a component level approval. It does not mean that as installed it meets the requirements of the law. It is the legal requirement of the inspecting entity to now how to find compliance. Not knowing how or not having the appropriate tools to find compliance are not a legally valid reasons to justify falsifying compliance documents.
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