City’s First Step to Rezone/Upzone Single Family Neighborhoods
The city is beginning a process of densification to rezone/up-zone all single family neighborhoods. Pay attention.
If you enjoy the content you find here, please consider donating to support our continued efforts to bring you the best news and opinion articles we can. We hope you like the recent update to NWCitizen, and look forward to bringing you more insight into local politics and issues in 2017.
NW Citizen, started in 1995, is one of the oldest political blogs around. More history coming to this page soon.
The city is beginning a process of densification to rezone/up-zone all single family neighborhoods. Pay attention.4 comments, most recent 17 hours ago
Why do national literature critics grossly underestimate the creative genius of great writers?1 comment, most recent 1 week ago
Appearing on the council agenda Tuesday, Nov. 21, is a proposed 2018 ballot measure to return Whatcom to countywide voting for council. Discussion is planned for Dec. 5.2 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
A report on what we hear (reliably!) about political appointments, firings and filing for offices. For political junkies only. (Not really.)4 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Social Justice Warriors South of the Border Could Learn from Vancouver’s Experience with Reintegrating Sexual Offenders into the Community4 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Will Bellingham Neighborhoods wake up in time? Or will we experience the same failure of upzoning reform as our friends in Ballard?6 comments, most recent 1 week ago
District-only voting for Whatcom Council is having its intended effect, as one conservative takes a seat.
Residents of several neighborhoods are organizing to preserve Bellingham’s livability and affordability.1 comment, most recent 1 month ago
Election night info, links, and a bit of commentary.6 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Ballot boxes are insurance you can use to make sure your ballot is counted. U.S. postal mailing of ballots today or Tuesday has high risk of your ballot being ineligible.
One last Op-ed on the current Jail Tax proposal from the President of the Restorative Community Coalition
My final shot. Before you might vote YES, explore this site for more on the jail by Juliette Daniels, myself and others. Then vote REJECTED.1 comment, most recent 1 month ago
A year-and-a-half after the inspections began, we have a black hole - missing almost 40% of the data.2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Saturday and Sunday, Nov 4 and 5, KMRE is hosting town hall meetings seeking ideas and help for the future of the radio station.
Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney David McEachran must lead reform of our criminal justice system.2 comments, most recent 1 month ago
A critical analysis of our United States relations with Asian countries since WWII - and the China bashing we now hear from Trump and his supporters.
Effectively, the Bellingham Fire Department’s conclusion is that the cause of this horrific fire will remain unknown.
Todd Donovan, the expected winner of County Council election for District 2, has gone after his opponent Amy Glasser with absurd and over the top accusations. We have the posts.9 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Doug Karlberg, a savvy and informed fisherman and client of the Port of Bellingham, counters Servais’ article favoring Robbins with his harsh assessment of Robbins and the Port.4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
An examination of why only elected representatives are for this execrable tax proposition - was there ever a tax they didn’t like?1 comment, most recent 1 month ago