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The Road to Good Governance Begins with You – Local Politics 101

In Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

This information article was put together in collaboration with; Jack Petree and David Onkels Your Economy – Your Environment – Your Health – Your Safety Your Quality of Life – As Determined by Your Local Government OVERVIEW Washington’s Growth Management Act (GMA) drives most decision making in Whatcom County impacting the economy, the environment, health and safety issues, and overall quality of …

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Councilmember Ken Mann on Cherry Point Study

In Local Government, News by Ashley Butenschoen

Unfortunately, Mr. Mann is spreading the misinformation, and calling his constituents miss-informed or ignorant. Most members of the County Council, as proven by their actions, pursue a political agenda driven by hysterical and unscientific environmental propaganda. The $150,000 study is a continuation of that agenda. Corporate executives for Cherry Point Industries are very concerned about the council’s overreach into regulating …

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Press Alert: Wake Up Whatcom County Rally

In Hirst Decision, Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by Ashley Butenschoen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   “Wake Up Whatcom County” Rally in Bellingham on May 16th Local organizations team up to highlight the crippling regulatory environment Bellingham, Washington – May 12, 2017 – The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) Cherry Point Coalition, Common Threads NW, the Associated General Contractors of Washington, Whatcom Family Farmers and hundreds of supporters concerned about Whatcom County’s economic …

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Is Whatcom County Council skirting Whatcom County Charter by retaining seats?

In Local Government by Ashley Butenschoen

Have you seen these signs and wondered what this is all about?  Does the Whatcom County Council represent you?     Some history: In July of 2015 the Whatcom County Council passed an ordinance that would put what became known as “Proposition 9” or “5 Districts” on the November ballot. Proponents of the 5 District plan assured us they would …