After prevailing against The City’s first motion to dismiss, we are now faced with a second. Perhaps those on the other side of this case do not want to see FRIENDS (supported by many citizens of North Bend) get our Day in Court?
Our Appeal goes to the heart of the matter. There simply is not enough water available to protect the River and allow for more growth – especially given climate change – which the City’s plan fails to consider.
Our appeal requests the Court to:
“Order a moratorium on further development in the City under it’s prior water system plan until a new water system plan that is based on adequate and guaranteed mitigation of impacts to the Snoqualmie River is submitted to and approved by the Department.”
Please help us get our Day in Court. If you are able (and only if you are able) please donate at https://www.gofundme.com/f/take-the-snoqualmie-river-challenge today. We expect the judge will decide on this second motion before the end of October.
All donations will go toward defending against this motions and our appeal. Friends President, Board and Members all contribute as volunteers and do not receive any reimbursement.
AND, you may want to consider new IRS expanded tax benefits related to charitable donations for 2021 at: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/expanded-tax-benefits-help-individuals-and-businesses-give-to-charity-during-2021-deductions-up-to-600-available-for-cash-donations-by-non-itemizers to see if you qualify for a deduction. As always, ask your tax professional if you have any questions. Additional information can be found at: 1. Fidelity Charitable: https://www.fidelitycharitable.org/articles/what-the-cares-act-means-for-charitable-giving.html : 2. MSN NEWS: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/2-charitable-tax-breaks-have-been-extended-for-2021/ar-BB1csaV8
The Friends of The Snoqualmie Valley Trail and River (a 501c3 Charitable Organization)
Note: IF we do not prevail against this motion, monies will be targeted toward fighting specific projects that will harm the River and our water supply. ALSO, FRIENDS has already spent most of the funds raised on GoFundMe on legal expenses to get us to this point.
*DOH – Washington State Department of Health
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