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2018 Whatcom County-wide Candidate Forum

In News by commonnw

On Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2018 Common Threads NW organized with the support of numerous other local organizations to host a political candidate forum. The forum was comprised of ‘3’ segments: Washington State Legislative Candidates Washington State Initiative’s I-1631, I-1639, I-1634 and I-940 Whatcom County Council At-Large, County Prosecutor, Public Utilities District, and Washington State Court of Appeals The sponsors of …

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Citizen Journalist: Report on the July 24, 2018 Council Meeting

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

Tuesday was full! PUD: Mostly ordinary business; they are working on their ‘Strategic Plan’ update, held in Lynden, we did not attend; supposed to be ‘white paper’ explaining. They also retained RH2 Engineering, no purpose discussed.  RH2, has also hired, via Gary Stoyka WC Public Works and via WC Council; which may help explain PUD retaining RH2? Whatcom County Council …

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Citizen Journalist – WC Council Meeting and Planning Unit Meeting for July 10, 2018

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

Whatcom County Council Evening Meeting, Tuesday, 7/10/2018. Whatcom County Council meeting had some ominous business, normal politics, and some enjoyable, humorous moments. The ominous is the anti-growth anti-Cherry Point crowd, directed by the leadership within RE Sources and their apparent control of five of the WC Councilpersons.  They have been working on the Cherry Point  Urban Growth Areas (UGA) Comprehensive …

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Update on public water systems and exempt wells in Whatcom County

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

Update on local efforts to comply with the State Legislature’s mandates for public water systems in the “Hirst Fix” bill passed in January, 2018. Land use consultant Roger Almskaar, also President of the Whatcom Chapter of Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR), presented documents to the Whatcom County Council on June 19th asking for a change to the Drinking Water …

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Citizen Journalism: May 22nd through June 6, 2018, Whatcom County Council and Watershed Management Board Meetings

In Common Voices, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Whatcom County like our State is better served when the ‘legislatures’ are on vacation or adjourned.   Our State Legislature is adjourned, so safe there for now; our Whatcom County Council is still in session and our County is still at risk. 5/22 Whatcom County Council County sales taxes are increased 12% thus far in 2018.  Preliminary County Capital Projects …

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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 …