“Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care.” - Jimmy Buffett, in a moment of joyful clarity after a few margaritas.
[IMPORTANT UPDATE: [...]
We did it! The Bellingham Neighborhood Coalition (BNC) exceeded our goal of 300 signatures on the Community ADU Comment Letter. The letter, with 365 signatures, was submitted this afternoon to the Council, [...]
The Housing / Economy / Quality of Life Trilemma
Housing affordability cannot be addressed in a vacuum because affordable housing is only one part of the Housing Trilemma, which consists of affordable [...]
It may come as a shock to some, but until April 2005, I had never attended a city- or developer- sponsored meeting, nor had I ever been inside Bellingham’s [...]
Dear Members of Council:
During a recent conversation with a member of City Council, we discussed Bellingham’s obligation to accommodate population growth.
As you know, under the GMA, [...]
Did the powers-that-be, including the City of Bellingham (COB), Warren Buffet’s Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway Company (BNSF), and the Whatcom Superior Court System (Court) just prove Coal-Free [...]
The enemy - of established single-family neighborhoods in Bellingham - is the person who recently had this to say about the Sunset Commons rezone application for the [...]
Would someone please help me make sense of Ken Oplinger’s recent comment regarding Whatcom County’s population growth for the past year?
On June 25, the state’[...]
Where to begin?
Misinformation. Disinformation. Truths. Myths. Same old, same old. Paradigm shift. GMA. OFM. Growth pressures. Population loss. Growth subsidies. Proportionate share.
As NW Citizen publisher John Servais knows, [...]
How likely are you to buy real estate in today's market based on an 18-month old appraisal prepared by the seller? Well, if you pay taxes in Bellingham, your [...]