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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 …

ReSources turns in out of town signatures

In Local Government by Ashley Butenschoen

On July 12, 2016 Kate Blyston from ReSources turned in petitions to Whatcom County Council concerning the Comprehensive Plan update that includes many many names from out of Whatcom County. Should out of town folks be able to petition our County Council? This is just one of the 8 files of signatures we obtained through a Public Records Request.  Each …

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Common Threads delivers letter to Whatcom County

In Lawsuit, Local Government by Ashley Butenschoen

n November 2015, the voters of Whatcom County voted to change our County from 3 County Council Districts to 5 County Council Districts. Common Threads had brought the issue of the County Council taking the action of putting this issue on the ballot before a judge in August of 2015.  The judge would not interfere with the issue going before …