Jack Petree has a master piece of deceptive writing in today's Bellingham Herald. It slams environmental concerns in our county planning. No doubt the Herald will allow some modest reply from some local writer. But not a killer reply.
If some knowledgeable writer would like to rebut Jack, I would be pleased to post it here on Northwest Citizen. I'll even post more than one if they are effective and hard hitting. I don't know enough about the issues and the details to counter. But I know enough to see through Jack's writing.
Jack has long written articles that serve the goals of the local BIAW. He loves to slam those who are concerned about careful planning and, as this article shows, he turns the catch phrases on their heads. Thus while he suggests low cost housing belongs in the county, he then says providing low cost housing in the city will raise commute distances. All in one graph. Inane. And normal for Jack's writing.
Contact me if you want to tackle this. Often in the past it seems that his writing goes unanswered and this needs to stop. Surely there are a few good environmental writers who have followed the county planning process and can rebut Jack in a solid manner. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a link to the Jack's article in the Herald.
And feel free to comment on Jack's article - as a supplement to the comments on the Herald site. Plus these comments will not disappear behind the firewalls in a few days as the ones at the Herald do.