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Nov. 28, 2018 Planning Unit Meeting: Update for Whatcom County’s Water Planning Saga Continues

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

The group tasked with assuring that locals have a say over water rights in Whatcom County is refusing to change fees, daily usage and metering requirements for new rural well owners. On Nov. 28, the Planning Unit for WRIA1 – the Water Resource Inventory Area designated by state law that includes the Nooksack River basin and Lake Whatcom – passed …

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NO on I-1631: Laborers, Businesses, Families, and Voters Rally Against I-1631

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News by commonnw

Locals showed up on short notice to share their opposition to Initiative 1631 in downtown Bellingham at City Hall. The Bellingham City Council announced their plan to vote on supporting I-1631 and asking Bellingham to vote for the first ever “carbon tax,” which will remove $30 billion dollars from private citizens in new taxes and higher prices.

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Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for Sept. 18, 2018

In Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News by CTNW News

The public meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm and immediately recessed to a closed executive session so board members could discuss potential litigation. The meeting reconvened at 4:30 pm. Board President Ken Bell, Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Bell were all present. No action was taken during the closed executive session. Video of the full Sept. …