The 12th District is a great place to live, work, and play.
Our comprehensive plans should be considering ways to promote a business-friendly environment. Careful consideration should be made to utilize our land and resources to enhance business development.
Washington is blessed to have multiple water resource areas, abundant snowfall and rainfall. Respecting established surface and ground water rights of those who are putting water to beneficial use while addressing instream flows and environmental changes, will continue to be a challenge. As we deal with the growth in the District, it is important for us to keep water available for use in its original basin to accommodate demands on existing water allocations.
Private property rights must be protected to allow individuals the right to enjoy their property without undue regulation. A balance must be maintained that respects the investment of the individual while considering environmental impacts.
We are blessed to have abundant forests which must be managed in a manner that will provide economic, aesthetic, and recreational benefits. We need to be more aggressive in reducing fuel loads in our forests.