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

In Hirst Decision, Local Government, 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 Local Government, 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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WC Council Sets 2017 Holiday Wish-List Agenda

In Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Mark your calendar and be sure to join like minded citizens for an enlightening session at the Whatcom County Council meeting at 7:00 pm this coming Tuesday evening, December 5 at the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, 1st floor in the Council Chambers. Come early for a good seat. During “Open Session”, let Council know share your thoughts on their …

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The Price of No-Growth

In Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Analysis and Opinion By Jim McKinney Whatcom County and Bellingham are unique and special places to live.  Outsiders must agree, as proven by the population growth and skyrocketing housing prices.  I believe that most residents want it to stay special.  They want to protect the environment.  They want to avoid urban sprawl.  They want a green economy.  They want to …

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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, Information Sources, Local Government, 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 …