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What’s Going on with the Herons, Council?

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Aug 31, 2019

We need to press Bellingham City Council members to step up their game to protect the Great Blue Heron colony at Post Point—once and for all. Heron advocates have [...]

Public Banking And Washington state - 100 Years Behind The Times

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 24, 2019

Update Thur, Sep 5 - Senator Hasegawa’s speaking to the Bellingham City Council on Mon, Sep 9, has been cancelled. We expect this to be rescheduled for Nov or Dec. We [...]

CityView Apartment Development - Update II

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 21, 2019

What the citizens did on Monday evening, 19 August, before the Bellingham City Council [12:15 on the video counter here] was that which people do when their government does not provide them [...]

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 [...]

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