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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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Congratulations and a big THANK YOU!

In News, Wake Up Whatcom by Ashley Butenschoen

Congratulations, Common Threads Northwest and partners – you are beginning to Wake Up Whatcom County!  A big THANK YOU! to all who attended and assisted in the May 16th rally. We had well over 400 people, numerous business, farm, labor, student and community groups sent a message to the Whatcom County Council – Preserve our Jobs, Save Our Farms, Protect …

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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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Assault on the Tax Base

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

Whatcom County Assessor, Keith Willnauer, lays out the case for why the property taxes in Whatcom County have increased sharply and will continue to into the future unless the political leaders stop reducing our tax base by regulatory takings or the voters continue to approve huge independent, self-imposed taxation upon themselves. The Whatcom Business Alliance has provided a link to …

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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 …