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Tip Johnson

Writer • Member since Jan 11, 2008

Tip Johnson is a longtime citizen interest advocate with a record of public achievement projects for good government and the environment. A lifelong student of government, Tip served two terms on the Bellingham City Council and has worked on many community boards and committees. He travelled with the Federal Transit Administration and Department of Commerce on mass transit trade missions in SE Asia and Africa before settling down to focus on keeping public interests at the fore of local government and the course of growth and development.

Articles by Tip Johnson

Of Broken Roads and Re-invented Wheels

By Tip JohnsonOn Jan 18, 2019

I recently ran into Harry Skinner, long-time architect of some local reknown, now an octogenarian. His decades of design and planning experience have left him hard pressed to feel the [...]

Breaking News: City Council Changes

By Tip JohnsonOn Sep 01, 2018

Roxanne Murphy has apparently announced her resignation from the Bellingham City Council on Facebook. Murphy notes she’s going to be paid substantially more for taking a position as an [...]


By Tip JohnsonOn Apr 09, 2018

Editor’s Note: Mercury Victims of Whatcom County is an anonymous, loose-knit organization that credits itself with having delivered the final blow that prompted Georgia-Pacific to end its Bellingham operations. [...]

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Recent comments

"It’s just so obvious the creek is a bad place for a bus barn. Besides possible water quality impacts and lost habitat opportunities, just the emissions from all those [...]

Jan 31, 2019 on
Move These Buses, Now

" Hmmm

Jan 28, 2019 on
Move These Buses, Now

"Bill M. - Sadly, the image is not available online.  But if you know where I can get a copy…??!!( A watermarked copy is here - https://www.[...]

Jan 21, 2019 on
Of Broken Roads and Re-invented Wheels

"Tim P. - Indeed, officials at LCP Chemicals in Brunswick, Georgia, did go to jail for  making a mess pretty comparable to what G-P did in Belingham!

Jan 21, 2019 on
Of Broken Roads and Re-invented Wheels

"Good question, Dick.  I pulled it from my waterfront files but it took some looking to retrieve the source.  I should maybe have given some credit.  I [...]

Jan 19, 2019 on
Of Broken Roads and Re-invented Wheels
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