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Tip Johnson

Writer • Member since Jan 11, 2008

Tip Johnson is a longtime citizen interest advocate with a record of public achievement projects for good government and the environment. A lifelong student of government, Tip served two terms on the Bellingham City Council and has worked on many community boards and committees. He travelled with the Federal Transit Administration and Department of Commerce on mass transit trade missions in SE Asia and Africa before settling down to focus on keeping public interests at the fore of local government and the course of growth and development.

Articles by Tip Johnson

Something Stinks at the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant

By Tip JohnsonOn May 10, 2017

Something smells, but it is not just the screened sewage pouring into Bellingham Bay since early Saturday morning. A report at the City of Bellingham’s website says a “pipe [...]

That Big, Flat, Rural Jail or Regional Detention Center?

By Tip JohnsonOn Dec 29, 2016

I don’t really know Amy Glasser, but I’m starting to like her. She recently sent a letter to the County Council, asking some pointed questions about the highly [...]

The missing Link

By Tip JohnsonOn Dec 15, 2016

Bellingham periodically considers new “signature events”. These typically involve lodging taxes and are designed to encourage overnight stays by tourists Last time around, it ended up being the Bellingham Waterfront [...]

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Recent comments

"Rob Olsen ran against him.  I still have some signs I’ve been using up for templates.  Don’t remember what year.  Think it later [...]

Nov 03, 2017 on
Prosecutor has State Law Mandate to Lead Criminal Justice Reform

"Looks like they will need to fill it up fast with the most profitable prisoners. Oh wait! Then their operating expense go up?

Sep 12, 2017 on
Want to Bankrupt Whatcom County? Vote Yes on the Jail Tax.


Aug 24, 2017 on
The Jimmie Pickett Bridge

"I’m not going to argue that Todd is a corporate D.  After all, as mentioned, he was a Bernista. I find him refreshingly progressive on many issues, [...]

Jul 26, 2017 on
Donovan attacks Glasser. Why?

"Thanks, Jerry for the more accurate hardware terminology.  However, I’ll stick with my “material specification problem” hypothesis because engineers normally specify structures to  withstand anticipated process perturbations.&[...]

May 15, 2017 on
Something Stinks at the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
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