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Whatcom’s Future is in Your Hands – Be Informed, Educate Your Team, Vote!

In News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

by Jim McKinney Successful business leaders protect their business interests and their employees.  One effective way to protect them is to participate in our local democracy.  Many business owners have little time to delve into local politics – they are busy – or they lack sufficient information to stay on top of issues.  However, local policies can make or break …

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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 …

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Wake Up Whatcom County – It’s Time to Vote!

In Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

It’s Going to Take Us All to Get Involved – Voting is Important – Voting is Needed – But Voting is Not Enough – Get Informed and Then Get Involved! October 19th, 2017: Wake-Up Whatcom County Event Event Speakers: Tim Eyman, Glen Morgan, and Lars Larson will entertain and inform the audience on issues affecting Whatcom County and Washington State. …

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EPIC FAILURE … HOW BELLINGHAM LEADERSHIP’S FAILURE TO LISTEN COST THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE

In News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Jack Petree – September 22, 2017 In a recent news story posted by the historic Hearst news publication, the Seattle PI, detailed the results of a new United States Census Bureau wage estimates. Data which points to the City of Bellingham’s abysmal economic performance in recent years.  No surprise!  We warned them. The Census Bureau data which lead the P-I …

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Whatcom County Needs A Growth Plan That Promotes the Economy And Ignites Employment Opportunities

In Local Government, News by commonnw

WHATCOM COUNTY EMPLOYMENT UNDER GROWTH MANAGEMENT  May of 2016 the Whatcom County Council was presented with a study Failing To Plan Or Planning To Fail.  The work was sponsored by Common Threads and was intended to inform the Council’s decisions regarding Growth Management in Whatcom County’s future. Data made available to researchers by the well respected and widely cited Pacific …

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Searching for Sustainable Living in Whatcom County – The Challenge to Balance Rural and Urban Living Styles

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Proper planning ensures for future success. Proper planning for growth is the important piece needed to ensure that we harmonize rural and urban living; a planning model that brings communities together. Whatcom County continues to struggle to find this balance of planning for our rural and urban centres. There are many ways to achieve popular-approval and retain our uniqueness. As we …