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Jan. 30th, 2018 – Whatcom County Council Meeting – Hirst Initiated Moratorium Report

In County Council, Hirst Decision, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnwLeave a Comment

Councilman Donovan was the lone vote opposed.  The Council Chambers was filled with concerned property owners who need a permit which allows for a private-well to build on their property.  Many of those affected testified, Perry Eskridge and Roger Alsmskaar gave wise testimony which several council members mentioned when it came time to vote. Linda Twitchell of BIAWC sums it …

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Jan. 23rd, 2018 – Detailed Summary of Whatcom County Surface Water Meeting

In County Council, Hirst Decision, News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Here are a few of the many “takeaways” from the Surface Water Work Session held at the Garden Room this morning. The title of these regular, monthly meetings is sometimes misleading, as they are essentially nothing but a regularly-scheduled Special Council Committee of the Whole meeting for the County Council, as are their “Health Board” meetings. Both are held on …

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Local County Council Has Lengthy Meeting With Legal Council Prior to January 9th Special Meeting

In County Council, News, Wake Up Whatcom, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

UPDATE – County Council will nominate candidates to fill vacant At-Large seat on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Appointment to be made January 16th, 2018 Mark your calendar and be sure to join like minded citizens at 6:00 pm this coming Tuesday evening, January 9 at the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, 1st floor in the Council Chambers. …

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Wake Up Whatcom County-wide Candidate Forum ~ It’s Going to Take All of Us to Make A Difference

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, County Council, Information Sources, News, Wake Up Whatcom, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

On Oct. 5th, 2017 a number of local organizations came together to sponsor a Whatcom County-wide Candidate forum. The forum was limited to County Council and Port of Bellingham races due to time constraints. The questions asked of each of the candidates came from the organizations themselves and each candidate was required to first answer, “Yes” or “No,” to each …

Flaws in Proposition 9 revealed by local author

In Charter Review Commission, Common Voices, Whatcom County Council by Ashley Butenschoen

This year Whatcom County voters are asked to decide whether Whatcom County should be split into five County Council districts instead of three. Each district would send one representative to the County Council with an additional two representatives elected to “at large” positions. Billed as “fair and equal” by proponents, the Proposition actually makes a monumental mess of a system …