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Protecting the Herons: An Overview

By John ServaisOn Aug 16, 2019

This overview article is meant to explain why Jamie K Donaldson’s efforts to protect the heron colony on the south side of Bellingham have been joined by other Bellingham [...]

CityView Apartment Development - An Update

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 12, 2019

Madrona Bay Real Estate Investments of Bellingham submitted a full development package to the city on July 19th for a 136 unit, 408-bed dormitory type apartment building called CityView at the [...]

Ted Carlson Resigns as Bellingham Public Works Director

By John ServaisOn Jul 31, 2019

​Ted Carlson, Director of Public Works Department for the city of Bellingham, announced on Tuesday, July 30, that he was resigning his position effective August 15. He will take a position as [...]

Huge Victory toward Creation of the Post Point Great Blue Heron Reserve

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Jul 27, 2019

Thursday, Brooks Anderson, president of Fairhaven Neighbors, and I met with Mayor Kelli Linville in her office at City Hall. In that meeting, the mayor indicated that the City of [...]

We Must Finish the Job and Create a Great Blue Heron Reserve at Post Point

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Jul 26, 2019

An abridged version of this article appeared in the July 24 issue of the Cascadia Weekly. The City of Bellingham (COB) has committed to protecting the Great Blue Heron colony at [...]

Good News for the Post Point Herons… For Now

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Jul 16, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019 was the deadline to file pre-hearing briefs outlining the arguments that opposing sides would present to the hearing examiner on the appeal of a Critical Areas Permit to [...]

The Saga of Established Neighborhooods

By Larry HorowitzOn Jul 16, 2019

Are the vitality and character of established residential neighborhoods worth protecting? First, some background… The Growth Management Act (GMA) The Growth Management Act (GMA), which encompasses Chapter 36.70A of the [...]

CityView Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting - Some Hot Moments

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 10, 2019

A group of already very perturbed neighbors arrived at the neighborhood meeting required in the pre-application stage of the development of CityView apartments located about 5 blocks east of the Lincoln [...]

April Barker Mayor? - An Equity Assessment of the Candidate

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 06, 2019

April Barker, self-styled champion of affordable housing and “missing middle” housing, has some explaining to do. Bellingham’s population did not explode over night causing a housing shortage. The shortage [...]

Another Attempt To Develop the Hawley Tract In the Puget Neighborhood

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 28, 2019

Yet another large, multi-family housing project, called CityView, is in the initial planning stages for the approximately 11 acres located at the corner of Nevada St. and Consolidation Ave (generally in [...]

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