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Sun, Jun 12, 2005, 5:35 pm // Site ManagementChuckanut Ridge is a controversy now - and it is deja vu of 1996. On October '96, NwCitizen broke new information and posted three reports that helped to stop the development. It also recommended that Greenways buy up the area - or some of it. Greenways could have done this and put in place some covenants to prevent any wrong development in the future of the area.
9 years later we are facing the same problem again. Developers plan several 10-story apartment buildings for the 100-acre woods.
Read the 1996 postings. Judge for yourself if we have squandered 9 years with inaction. Some of the people leading the objections to the current development have done nothing about it for 9 years.
I have left local issues alone on NwCitizen since helping to start the Whatcom Independent weekly newspaper in 2003. This post is an exception and is done because the 1996 postings are relevant to our concerns today. The Indy is reporting on this issue during this summer. Pick it up and see what we have to tell you.
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Also to all U.S. Representative candidates in the 1st and 2nd U.S. Congressional districts for the election in 2016
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Fate of new county five-district map remains uncertain.
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Mon, Apr 04, 2016, 8:17 pm
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Statement by Whatcom Family Farmers on “Eric Hirst and his water ideas” and Hirst's Reply
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The Planning Commission has a vacancy. Now is the time for the appointment of a member who represents the interests of the neighborhoods.
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There is no reason to rush an updated ordinance on ADUs when we do not even know what the current number is or where existing illegal units are…
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