Dick Conoboy

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Member since Jan 26, 2008

Dick Conoboy is a recovering civilian federal worker and military officer who was offered and accepted an all-expense paid, one year trip to Vietnam in 1968. He is a former Army Foreign Area Specialist for Western Europe and Southeast Asia, counter-terrorism intelligence analyst and information/security manager at the Defense Department. Dick also worked as a resource manager at various government offices to include then VP Al Gore’s National Partnership for Re-inventing Government, now recognized as having been a shamefully neo-liberal “think tank”. He speaks fluent French and a passable English learned through many years of elementary school experience diagramming sentences. Dick owes his writing ability to consuming large amounts of chemical laden and fried fresh water pike and perch fished from Lake Erie in the 40s and 50s near his native Cleveland whose Cuyahoga River regularly catches on fire.

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Density Allowances for CityView Development Challenged

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 14, 2020

An attorney for a working group* drawn from nearly 100 interested and affected residents from the Puget and Samish Neighborhoods has challenged the 176 unit density allocated to the 11.5 acre Tract F [...]

Advice to City Council on Scooters: Hasten Slowly

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 13, 2020

At the end of last year, I wrote about the city’s blossoming love affair with motorized scooters, AKA, e-scooters. [Yet Another Shiny Thing - Motorized Scooters] In 2020, the city [...]

Bellingham City Council To Support Public Banking

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 09, 2020

At its final meeting of the year on 16 December 2019, the Bellingham City Council’s Committee of the Whole agreed unanimously to create a resolution in support of public banking in [...]

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Recent comments

"Michael, Thanks, that is good news.

Feb 18, 2020 on
Stop The Nonsense Talk About Public Banking

"Christopher, Most are not aware that there was a postal bank in the US for the first half of the 20th century.  The bank was shut down by an [...]

Feb 14, 2020 on
Stop The Nonsense Talk About Public Banking

"This is even more chilling.  Excerpt: “The data used by the government comes not from the phone companies but from a location data company, one of many that are [...]

Feb 08, 2020 on
RING! RING! Rama Lama Ding Dong...

"Dianne, The relevant portion of the report is on page 88.   From p. 88:   “The focus of the paper is on LBs. Most LBs are characterized by a [...]

Feb 07, 2020 on
Hearing on Public Banking Bill - January 28th

"Michael, Much about 5G has been exposed by one of our writers, Jon Humphrey, since 2017.  He has also worked with city council members and our public works department to [...]

Feb 03, 2020 on
RING! RING! Rama Lama Ding Dong...