Planning

Sehome Neighborhood Meeting Sheds Light On Rental Housing

By Guest WriterOn Mar 06, 2020

[Guest Writer - Dianne Foster is a retired ARNP, who was lucky to work many years at PeaceHealth Medical Center in the Ob/Gyn department. Previously, she finished her BA [...]

Hearing on Public Banking Bill - January 28th

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 04, 2020

On 28 January, there was a hearing on the creation of the Washington Investment Trust (SB 5995), before the WA State Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee (11:50 to 47:55 on the [...]

Unity Village Tiny Home Community Requests Permit Extension

By Lisa E. PappOn Dec 30, 2019

The search for a permanent location for Unity Village, Bellingham’s first tiny home community for our homeless neighbors, is ongoing. Leased or owned land, a minimum of 1/4 acre (1/2 acre [...]

Yet Another Shiny Thing - Motorized Scooters

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 23, 2019

Bellingham just loves shiny new things. The Infill Tool Kit to solve our housing woes. Detached Accessory Dwelling Units to provide affordable housing. The green painted bike lanes to assist [...]

Sink, Swim, or Divorce – Options Narrow for our Relationship with Harcourt

By Alex McLeanOn Oct 23, 2019

First, we’ll want to peer inside the Granary Building and ponder the spectacle of the world’s loneliest yoga studio ensconced within the world’s emptiest building. Then we’[...]

California Adopts Public Banking

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 03, 2019

Hooray for California! Hooray for public banking! North Dakota did its ground-breaking work by establishing a public bank 100 years ago. California, usually leading the pack in progressive pursuits, comes in [...]

Senator Hasegawa To Speak On Public Banking Before the County Council - 24 September

By Dick ConoboyOn Sep 19, 2019

Washington State Senator Bob Hasegawa from Seattle will again speak on the issue of public banking, this time before the Finance and Administrative Services Committee of the Whatcom County Council [...]

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 [...]

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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