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Cascadia Weekly Blasts Waterfront Plan

By John ServaisOn Dec 04, 2013

Tim Johnson, publisher and editor of the Cascadia Weekly, correctly blasts our wimpy Bellingham City Council for politely lying down in the mud to allow the Port of Bellingham to [...]

Boulevard Park Reopens

By John ServaisOn Oct 26, 2013

Boulevard Park on the Bellingham city waterfront is again open to the public. The construction fences are down and the paths are again accessable to all. And the new artificial [...]

Treaty Rights and Public Rights Ignored In Overwater Walkway

By Wendy HarrisOn Oct 08, 2013

I found Council Member Lehman's questions regarding the overwater walkway, during yesterday's COB city council waterfront work session, particularly interesting. The adminstrative staff’s responses reflect a [...]

Wildlife Impacts Missing In COB Waterfront District EIS

By Wendy HarrisOn Sep 28, 2013

I remain concerned that the city is moving forward with waterfront development plans without an updated analysis of plant and wildlife impacts. Unless environmental impacts are identified in the EIS, [...]

Sen. Doug Ericksen Co-opts rather than Cooperate

By Riley SweeneyOn Jun 28, 2013

Back in October of 2012, Sen. Kevin Ranker knew exactly what he wanted to do in the 2013 session. His number one priority was clear, “It is going to be a continued [...]

Waterfront “Planned Action Ordinance” Limits Restoration and Public Input

By Wendy HarrisOn Mar 26, 2013

I oppose the proposed Planned Action Ordinance (PAO) for the waterfront. The public is being asked to cede oversight and control over waterfront development projects. The PAO will eliminate public [...]

Valuable Article in the Whatcom Watch

By John ServaisOn Mar 17, 2013

Wendy Harris has a revealing article in the March issue of Whatcom Watch about the proposed boardwalk connecting Boulevard Park and the south end of Cornwall Avenue. This is an [...]

Waterfront EIS Revised Without Public Process

By Wendy HarrisOn Feb 19, 2013

The Port of Bellingham and the City of Bellingham have proposed revisions to the Waterfront District Subarea Plan that will be the subject of Bellingham Planning Commission review beginning on [...]

Efforts to save the Granary building

By John ServaisOn Aug 04, 2012

The rock solid concrete Granary building has been a landmark on the Bellingham waterfront for over 80 years. As redevelopment takes place in this area, the Port of Bellingham is in [...]

Motivated Reasoning Yields Useless Planning

By John ServaisOn Jul 23, 2012

When Bellingham Planning Department staff think “view corridors” are good things for the Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan, even if they are not needed, they get put into the plan. Such thinking [...]

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