Case for Public Owned Internet Fiber System
Outlining our Bellingham need for a complete broadband Internet solution based on a public owned fiber-optic cabling system.
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Another important step towards dealing with the pollution of Lake Whatcom was taken tonight. The mayor and city council have thrown down the gauntlet to Pete Kremen and the county council. Bellingham has declared a moratorium on development in the watershed under its jurisdiction.
The chance of any meaningful action out of Kremen is nil. The county council is unlikely to acknowledge, in more than words, that development must stop until its implications are understood.
But congratulations are due from every water drinking citizen of Bellingham; and everyone who understands the challenge we face to protect the lake.
Like the decision to limit expansion of the urban growth areas, and the efforts underway to redirect the efforts of the Lake Whatcom Water & Sewer District, this administration, and this council are a refreshing change from the past.