Alex McLean

Posting Citizen Journalist • Member since Jan 26, 2013

Alex McLean works in the local trades for a living. He served two 3 year terms on the Bellingham Greenways Advisory Committee, and helped craft the Levies that voters of Bellingham approved.

Articles by Alex McLean

Not a Single Damn Tree? Really?

By Alex McLeanOn Oct 10, 2021

I have been a huge fan and promoter of the City’s Parks Stewards program and, as a side effect of that enthusiasm, have lamented that Public Works seems to [...]

CityView Dormitory Complex - Please Don’t Approve This Proposal

By Alex McLeanOn May 10, 2020

Please don’t approve this proposal for the following reasons: 1) The Geology: The developed section under consideration, from reading the elevation demarcations on the site plan, has a drop of [...]

Sink, Swim, or Divorce – Options Narrow for our Relationship with Harcourt

By Alex McLeanOn Oct 23, 2019

First, we’ll want to peer inside the Granary Building and ponder the spectacle of the world’s loneliest yoga studio ensconced within the world’s emptiest building. Then we’[...]

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Recent comments

"Thank you John for highlighting Tim Johnson’s excellent “gristle” observations. Many others noticed the salient wisdom in what Johnson wrote, the article was shared widely on social media platforms, [...]

Oct 13, 2021 on
Today's Cascadia Weekly Gristle is Spot On: Mayor Called Out for Dismissive Attack

"I am a bit more forgiving of Mayor Fleetwood than many are comfortable with: He was elected right in the teeth of a global health pandemic, after all, and that [...]

Oct 12, 2021 on
Not a Single Damn Tree? Really?

"The City of Bellingham currently has zero policy direction, zero funding or guidance of any sort, for putting trails onto the hundreds of “unimproved” ROWs that exist in Bellingham.  [...]

Aug 15, 2021 on
A call for citizen action

"It was a default up-zone through a dodgy and intentionally non-transparent “process.” The City and the public got nothing for it, other than a paltry $18,000 that will not even cover [...]

Aug 02, 2021 on
Our Public Property Rights For Sale - Cheap!

"The City of Bellingham, both the staff and elected representatives, has a wildly dysfunctional set of policy directives, perverse philosophies, and generalized lopsided bias—all rooted in crappy legal advice—[...]

Jul 30, 2021 on
Our Public Property Rights For Sale - Cheap!