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Mon, Dec 31, 2007, 4:58 pm  //  John Servais

Happy New Year. The new year always brings hope. Tis the nature of humans to wake up in the morning and feel that the new day will offer opportunities for us. We hope that our personal efforts in our lives will benefit ourselves and our loved ones. We hope that as a society we can learn from the past and make better decisions for the future. We can hope that our finance leaders will make wise decisions for a sustained economy - and hope is needed here as our economic situation slides and falters.

Regards this website and our local politics, I hope we can all grow up as a community and accept criticism of events that is relevant to our decision making and stop being a small town that takes criticism as civic treason. That is for a small town that is not confident of itself. We are growing rapidly and this will continue in 2008. We all worried for years about Californiacation but the model for our future is closer to home. The Bellevueization of Bellingham is underway but we can direct its impacts if we bring our intelligence and a healthy civic process to the task. I hope we do.

Happy New Year

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