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Apr. 3, 2018 – Port of Bellingham Meeting

In Common Voices, Local Government, News by commonnw

Citizen Journalist Report for: Port of Bellingham Board Meeting, April 3, 2018 Meeting was called to order by Port Commissioner President, Ken Bell, at 4:30 pm.  Also present were Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Shepard. During the public comment session, a retired physician, Dr. Bergholz, (sp) presented for the 5th time to the Commission his concerns regarding the naming of …

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The Rising Costs to Live Here: Bellingham City Council Passes Climate Action Plan Update

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

On Monday evening, March 26, the Bellingham City Council passed Agenda Bill 21905, a resolution to enact an updated 119-page City of Bellingham Climate Protection Action Plan. Among other provisions, the plan policy would impose serious future limitations on use of fossil fuels. Reconsideration of a companion proposal for a task force to establish the extent to which it is …

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2018-Feb & Mar: Organizing for Whatcom County – Citizen Journalists Report

In News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

This week, Feb 27th – March 1st, has been brutal with meetings! Tuesday Feb. 27th: We started the day on Tuesday Feb. 27th, at the PUD meeting at 8:00 am -9:30 am, discussion centered on ESSB 6091; Whatcom County Council daytime and evening meetings ran from 10:30 am until 1:15 am Wed. morning; the Whatcom County Council (WCC) included a …

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Feb. 27th, 2018 – Interim Moratorium AB2018-077: Imposing an Interim Moratorium on the Acceptance & Processing of Applications & Permits for New or Expanded Facilities

In Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

The Whatcom County Council approved introduction of AB2018-077, an interim moratorium on the issuance of permits for projects related to the exportation of fossil fuels. This action was approved by Councilmembers Buchanan, Ballew, Browne, Donovan, and Sidhu. Voting against the introduction of this item were Councilmembers Byrd and Brenner. The industries at Cherry Point continue to face a County Council …

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Feb. 8th, 2018 – Whatcom County Conservation District Regular Meeting

In Farming, News by commonnw

Meeting Summary: Doug Allen -Director of the Bellingham Office for State Department of Ecology (DOE)- introduced two new field inspectors and discussed starting to draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Whatcom County Conservation District (CD) and State DOE to delegate responsibility of which department is responsible for what tasks in Whatcom County when completing Agriculture field inspections. A …

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Feb. 7th, 2018 – #WakeUpWhatcom Update

In News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

In this update: Last chance to request mail-in ballot for Conservation Dist. Election Whatcom County Planning update on permit exempt wells Realtors’ Association weighs in on County reactions to Hirst fix Growth Mgmt Hearings Board – new ruling on County Hirst compliance Just in – Well Owners meeting scheduled URGENT – URGENT -URGENT Last chance to request a mail-in ballot …