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Letter to Whatcom County Council Questions the Council’s Intent on Fulfillment of Hirst Fix Mandates

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Common Threads NW received a copy of the email sent to the Whatcom County Council from Perry Eskridge, of the Land Use Caucus, a member of the Planning Unit which has been tasked to complete an updated water planning report by February of 2019. The letter sent to the Council clearly questions the tactics used and failure of the Council …

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Nov. 28, 2018 Planning Unit Meeting: Update for Whatcom County’s Water Planning Saga Continues

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

The group tasked with assuring that locals have a say over water rights in Whatcom County is refusing to change fees, daily usage and metering requirements for new rural well owners. On Nov. 28, the Planning Unit for WRIA1 – the Water Resource Inventory Area designated by state law that includes the Nooksack River basin and Lake Whatcom – passed …

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Was the 2018 Whatcom County-wide Forum an Echo Chamber of Conservatism? Or, A Forum That Asked the Hard Questions Which Were Not Asked At Other Forums?

In Common Voices, Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

  Were you wondering what questions would be asked at a candidate forum? Why would you want to attend a political candidate forum? They’re all an echo chamber saying the same thing, aren’t they? Answer? No. The questions that were created for the 2018 Whatcom County-wide forum (and for the Skagit County-wide forum) were submitted by local groups who are …

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Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for Sept. 18, 2018

In Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News by CTNW News

The public meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm and immediately recessed to a closed executive session so board members could discuss potential litigation. The meeting reconvened at 4:30 pm. Board President Ken Bell, Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Bell were all present. No action was taken during the closed executive session. Video of the full Sept. …

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Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for August 14, 2018

In Common Voices, News by commonnw

The meeting was called to order by President Ken Bell at 4:30 pm.  Vice President Bobby Briscoe attended by phone and Secretary Michael Sheppard was in attendance. Nineteen items were on the consent agenda.  Approvals on a 3-0 vote were the following: Minutes of the June 21, 2018 special Commission meeting Consent to Assignment and Modification of the HTCI System …