I am absolutely livid about the recent actions of the city of Ocean Shores, Washington. It seems that the city officials and cops have no concept of where their boundaries lie and are constantly attempting to enforce city codes in the state park. This is a gross overstep of their authority and shows a complete lack of understanding of the legal boundaries and jurisdictional authority.
First of all, let’s talk about the state park. The park is owned and operated by the state of Washington, and as such, the city of Ocean Shores has no legal authority to enforce their own city codes within its boundaries. It’s not rocket science, folks. The state park is not part of the city, and therefore, the city has no jurisdiction over it. This is not a matter of opinion or interpretation; it’s a fact. So why do the city officials and cops continue to encroach upon the state park and attempt to enforce their codes? It’s simple: they either don’t know or they don’t care about the legal boundaries.
Furthermore, the city of Ocean Shores needs to learn where the boundary is between the city and the state highway and park. The state highway and park are not within the city limits, and therefore, the city has no legal authority to enforce their own codes in those areas. This is not a new concept, and it’s certainly not unique to Ocean Shores. It’s basic jurisdictional authority, and it’s something that any city official or cop should know.
But it seems that the city of Ocean Shores is either too lazy or too arrogant to bother learning about these basic legal principles. Instead, they continue to harass and intimidate people in the state park and state highway areas, acting as if their own laws and codes trump those of the state. This is unacceptable, and it needs to stop.
The fact is that the city of Ocean Shores is wasting valuable time and resources trying to enforce their codes in areas where they have no legal authority. This is not only a waste of taxpayer money but also a gross abuse of power. The city officials and cops need to focus on their own jurisdiction and leave the state park and state highway areas alone. It’s not that difficult to understand, and it’s certainly not a matter of opinion.
In conclusion, the city of Ocean Shores needs to get its facts straight and stop attempting to enforce city codes in the state park and state highway areas. They need to learn where their legal boundaries lie and stick to their own jurisdiction. If they continue to encroach upon the state’s authority, they will only face legal consequences and public backlash. It’s time for the city of Ocean Shores to wake up and start respecting the law