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Murphy to Lead Bellingham City Council

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• In Bellingham,

Roxanne Murphy has been selected by her colleagues as president of the city council through 2018. Major committee assignments are lining up as:

1. Finance and Personnel: Hammill, Barker Vargas

2. Public Works and Natural Resources: Knutson Bornemann Lilliquist

3. Parks and Recreation: Vargas Knutson Lilliquist

4. Planning and Community Development: Lilliquist, Barker Hammill

5. Public Saftey: Bornemann Knutson Hammill

6. Justice: Barker Hammill Vargas

The assignments will be voted on and swearing in will take place at this evening’s council meeting at 7pm.

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Larry Horowitz

Jan 08, 2018

Anyone interested in a house with a nice view of Chuckanut Bay?

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Dick Conoboy

Jan 08, 2018

To me it looks like Terry and Gene have been marginalized so they cannot immediately influence Planning. April conitiues with the Justice committee from which she will forge on to advance her zoning “transformation” agenda as a sop for the development and real estate industry.  At least a voice of fact and analysis, Michael, will be in charge of the Planning committee (it could have been otherwise with Pinky or Dan running planning). Roxanne will have to work at what she is doing for the first time since she rose to the ranks of the council. Maybe now she will actually return my emails and phone calls… but I don’t place much confidence in that at all.

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Larry Horowitz

Jan 08, 2018

Thanks for clearing that up Dick.  Anyone interested in a house with a nice view of Chuckanut Bay?

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Dick Conoboy

Jan 10, 2018

For those who would like to hear how committee sausage is made (there is no video of the process) tune in here. Unfortunately the votes for each of the committee assignments were done by voice (indistinguishable) or hand raising so determining who voted for whom is impossible.

 

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Michael Chiavario

Jan 23, 2018

Dick and Larry,

The sky is falling! The Sky is Falling! Evil social justice warriors are conspiring to kill us all! I must leave town! Please somebody buy my house!

I hope that you appreciative my tongue in cheek humor for what it is. Seriously, guys, I respect how hard you both work for what you believe in, but can you lighten up a little? 

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Larry Horowitz

Jan 23, 2018

No, seriously, all bidders welcome.

 

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