Tip Johnson

Citizen Journalist and Editor • 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

The Forsaken Constituents of Lummi Island

By Tip JohnsonOn Jul 19, 2010

Are our federal representatives callous, indifferent, lazy or just easily influenced? Why do they seek refuge in silence and inaction? Who do they think they represent? Wall Street, Main Street [...]

Never Enough? Enough is Enough!

By Tip JohnsonOn Jun 21, 2010

A review of documents available from Whatcom County shows that the Lummi Island ferry right-of-way has been approved many times, but never quite enough, according to the Lummi Nation. Not [...]

The Dumbest Meeting Ever

By Tip JohnsonOn Jun 08, 2010

O.K. Who's idea was this dumb meeting? I rarely see so many people wasting so much time. Oh, never mind. let's just say it was a bad [...]

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Recent comments

" The former owner retired and downsized.There were some mature trees that have been cut but I don’t believe there was any old growth.  I do wonder [...]

Dec 01, 2023 on
Alert On Development Proposal: 2706 Mill Avenue

"Good question, Bill.  I looked at the Nov ‘99 summary here, but did not find a record.

Nov 02, 2023 on
No Third Jail Tax


Oct 27, 2023 on
Is Hydrogen the Answer?

"Big shoes to fill, but I hope some try. 

Sep 05, 2023 on
A Tribute to Wendy Harris

"http://www.skookum.us/fowcweb/cleancover.htmSome circa 2004 (archived website, not everything works) stuff on the illegal toxic slab under the scrap metal mountain. If you look, there’s a [...]

Apr 15, 2023 on
It Always Comes Back to the Toxic Sludge