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David Camp

Writer • Member since Jul 12, 2009

David Camp is a cpa (Canada'86; USA'96) and MBA (Schulich'88) who toiled thirty years in the corporate salt mines, counting beans and telling stories to the auditors and whatnot. Now he spends his time growing trees; thinking curmudgeonly thoughts and occasionally shouting them into the intertubes; and maintaining body and soul through work and movement. A believer in discussion as key to civil life, he invites comment and argument.

Articles by David Camp

Why all the Hyperventilating Over Granny Flats?

By David CampOn Jan 16, 2018

Under current zoning laws, Bellingham homeowners are permitted to build Attached Accessory Dwelling Units (AADU’s) in their yards. The unit must be connected with a wall and a common [...]

The Jail Dog That Didn’t Bark

By David CampOn Oct 24, 2017

We’ve been very vocal on this site on the subject of the proposed Jail Tax - Proposition 2017-6. Attorney Juliette Daniels has written fourteen (!) excellent in-depth articles which I [...]

Want to Bankrupt Whatcom County?  Vote Yes on the Jail Tax.

By David CampOn Sep 11, 2017

Key data: Here are the numbers to help you make your decision on the county’s proposal to borrow $110 million to build a new jail: Amount borrowed: $ 110,000,000 Annual Interest Cost: $ 4,950,000 ([...]

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Recent comments

"Jon - I’m not sure where Mr. Carlsen got his $60,000  audit figure - was there an RFP? DId he solicit bids?   As a Certified Public Accountant, [...]

Feb 14, 2018 on
COB Broadband Back To The 80s

"Michael - you ask “What is Doug Ericksen thinking?” Clearly - “What’s for lunch?” 

Feb 14, 2018 on
What Is Doug Ericksen Thinking?

"@Ryan - yup. It could be a win-win-win-win - more winter water storage for release during the dry season, rehabilitation of gravel pits, potential recreational uses, even aquaculture. Too many [...]

Feb 05, 2018 on
Updatd: County Council May Try End Run on State Legislature

"The long-term solution requires reservoir water storage during wet season and releases during the dry. Homeowners could “buy” releases from the reservoir to counteract their own net water “usage” in [...]

Jan 30, 2018 on
Updatd: County Council May Try End Run on State Legislature

"Well giving homeless people jobs, useful work would be a start. Invasive species control - rather than spraying pesticides, how about hiring people to do this honest work, for example? [...]

Jan 23, 2018 on
Who Are The Homeless?
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