Make a public comment to Washington County!
Let Washington County Commissioners and Staff know your thoughts about the Chevron near Bethany Lake. The land use case is L2200199. While writing your comment please be polite to the County Land Use and Transportation staff reviewing the messages.
This campaign has developed a number of useful facts that you can reference in your public comments. And the Washington County land use laws, particularly section 403-3.1C, gives us an opportunity to raise concerns on developments that do not serve the public interest. Here are some potential ideas on why this Chevron near Bethany lake doesn’t serve the public interest:
- the limited need for a gas station when so many of the vehicles in 97229 are either fully electric or plug in hybrids (Read our economic argument)
- the impact of a busy gas station and a drive through on the student walking route (Read our pedestrian safety argument)
- the impact of gas storage tanks leaks or a gas spill directly adjacent to a significant wetland (Read our environmental argument)
- the conflict between the Department of Fish and Wildlife trout stocking program and the gas station use (Read our recreational fishing argument)
Try referencing this data in your comment. This development does not serve the public interest.