Michael Chiavario

Citizen Journalist • Member since Feb 08, 2009

Michael has lived in Bellingham since 1968. He retired from his job at Whatcom County Parks after 20 years of service in 2015.

Articles by Michael Chiavario

Recent comments

"Amanda Fleming, “Just move”. I guess that I should tell that solution to my grandaughter who has worked as a CNA for 9 years(now in nursing school) and endured the [...]

Oct 18, 2021 on
Don’t Confuse Housing Affordability with Housing Choice

"Somebody is responsible. Some more than others. And a racist colonialist system lives on.

Oct 15, 2021 on
A Rout Is A Rout Is A Rout

"Scott I believe that I clearly outlined my solution for workforce(not Middle class)housing succinctly in my quote that you entered above followed by your snarky ‘OMG!’ I [...]

Oct 15, 2021 on
Don’t Confuse Housing Affordability with Housing Choice

"Yes, As Scott Jones correctly pointed out in his article, when someone pays more than 30% of their household income for rent or mortgage, they are considered to be cost burdened [...]

Oct 14, 2021 on
Don’t Confuse Housing Affordability with Housing Choice

" I agree with your last point, Scott ,about minimum requirements for permanently affordable homes in new developments. I don’t agree that it was necessary or accurate for you [...]

Oct 14, 2021 on
Don’t Confuse Housing Affordability with Housing Choice