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Citizen Journalism: Current Status of Whatcom County’s Water Resource Planning Program

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Minutes and opinion piece from the Whatcom County Planning Unit work over the previous month. This information has been submitted and provided to Common Threads NW from the combined works of Skip Richards and Roger Almskaar. Current Status of Whatcom County’s Water Resource Planning Program This report is the first in a monthly series. It will summarize the background and …

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Citizen Journalism: Planning Unit Meeting May 9th, 2018

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

The following meeting minutes were provided by a CTNW Citizen Journalist. PU – GFC Meeting – Draft Meeting Notes; BIAW Conference Room (1650 Baker Creek Pl., Bellingham, WA 98226), May 9, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm Attendees: Kurt Baumgarten, Linda Twitchell, Henry Bierlink, Rebecca Schlotterback, Ander Russell, Shannon Moore, Fred Likkel, Dan Eisses, Paul Isaacson, John Mercer, Skip Richards, Gary Stoyka, Cliff Strong, Becky Peterson …

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The Push for “Legal” Trespass

In Common Voices, Information Sources by commonnw

There was a significant push during the latest Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) review process to make Whatcom County Farm Plan information part of the public record. In the council review workshop on July 11, 2017, former councilman Carl Weimer proposed the following amendment regarding farm plan disclosure ITEM 13 (Originally Issue 146) (Weimer) 16.16.870 Limited Public Disclosure Amend subsection (B) 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 …

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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 …