Articles by Lisa E. Papp
"Is it bad form to hope for Harcourt to have to declare bankruptcy? That would be one way to get a divorce.Sink, Swim, or Divorce – Options Narrow for our Relationship with Harcourt
Posting Citizen Journalist • Member since Jan 22, 2018
Lisa is a long-time resident of Washington state and Whatcom County. She is a solar energy advisor helping homeowners in Washington and other U.S. states add solar power to their building. She was a member of the Barkley Toastmasters club and served as Club President, V.P. Membership, Past President, and Treasurer. She has been an entrepreneur for many years offering marketing consulting, graphic design, and social media management services. She has volunteered for a variety of causes and believes in giving back. In the past, she has worked for non-profits including the American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter, Northwest Community Housing Foundation which completed the first Co-housing project in the U.S. in Winslow, and for-profits including Nordstrom. She is not an expert on homelessness but a concerned citizen who would like to do more to help.
"Is it bad form to hope for Harcourt to have to declare bankruptcy? That would be one way to get a divorce.
When voting for sheriff implies structural change2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
April Barker accepted money from the same organization that funds right wing candidates in Whatcom County. Why?1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Sen Hasegawa returns to Bellingham to address the topic of public banking before the Whatcom County Council on Tuesday, 24 September
Jamie Donaldson urges us to contact the Bellingham City Council again as it appears there is foot dragging on acquiring the buffer woods by the heron colony nests.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
North Dakota just celebrated 100 years of public banking to the benefit of its citizens. Why is Washington lollygagging?1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Several dozen Puget and Samish Neighborhood residents vented their ire at the 19 Aug City Council Meeting.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The herons that we enjoy watching all over Bellingham actually all live in one colony of nests in Fairhaven. This is an overview of efforts to protect their colony.
Plans for a 408-bed, student-style dormitory apartment building, CityView, in the Puget Neighborhood move forward.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Long time local civic activist for human rights, Barbara Z. Rofkar, writes of her feelings in this time of ugly news of assaults on minorities in our country almost every day.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Links to Auditor official election results, plus perspectives and opinions - some anon from reliable local political junkies who need to - well, remain anon.13 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Too late to mail ballots - so here are the dropbox locations. And try the Rank Choice Voting for three candidates.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
An unexpected resignation by one of the top administrators in Bellingham city government
In meeting with Jamie K, Mayor Kelli commits to the city purchasing the land for the heron reserve.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
City planning - and the developer - abandoned their defense of the illegal permit to build in the critical area by the heron colony.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
The developer and city have surrendered in their effort to allow building new homes in the Critical Area that protects the Great Blue Heron colony on Bellingham’s waterfront.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Shall we protect - or shall we forever change - the nature of established residential neighborhoods?8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Do not be fooled, CityView apartments are yet another private sector dormitory. No families here.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Why is it that the supposed housing affordability and availability champion is a “millionaire” landlord herself?22 comments, most recent 1 year ago
After two failed attempts by outside companies to develop an 11 acre parcel in the Puget Neighborhood, a local developer takes a swing.3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Dianne Foster expresses her thoughts and regrets as the Bellingham Herald announces the pending cancellation of Saturday newspapers.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
The ban against the sale and possession of consumer fireworks in Bellingham is more than is apparent.
Bellingham should join hundreds of communities nationwide that have built competitive and affordable public fiber optic cable networks to drive economic opportunity and development.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
HomesNOW is in the permit review process for a temporary tiny home encampment in Fairhaven. The City of Bellingham’s 14-day public comment period is open until June 14, 2019.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Public Banking support ought to be a no-brainer for the Whatcom Dems.
Iris Maute-Gibson submitted her letter of resignation to the mayor on June 1st.
It is too early to determine the effects of a new code on accessory dwelling units aimed at improving housing affordability. Experience elsewhere says they will not.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Democrat presidential candidate Ami Horowitz and his desire to enter the national debate1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
Fragrances cover up odors that should be eliminated by cleaning, not chemicals.
An overview of the candidates for several energetic small towns in Whatcom County.
Senator Bob Hasegawa brought information to the citizens of Whatcom County about the benefits of public banks and his bill to establish one in Olympia.8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Updated May 21. How each of us can help protect the Great Blue Herons nesting trees from city proposed approval of development in the buffer trees.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Unprincipled Whatcom County State Senator Doug Ericksen is urged to resign. Britt and Riordan first broke the news of his Cambodia hijinks on NW Citizen.8 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Jamie K clarifies several issues that Gabe Rogel posted about the protective woods buffer to the heron colony.
Finale update 10 pm Friday - Some news worthy filings - well, all are newsworthy - and some final pieces falling into place.
Tony Larson may be the surprise candidate filing for office this week. A brief rundown on some of the high profile campaigns and personalities.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Housing equity is thrown to the wind. Vacation rentals for tourists will remove rental housing for Bellingham residents.6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Trees are not expendable like weeds. We should not treat them as such.
An interesting city- and state-oriented strategy to solve the national corruption crisis.
A net gain of 264 on-campus dormitory beds two years from now will do virtually nothing to take the pressure off Bellingham’s rental market.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Bellingham’s Only Great Blue Heron colony Faces Human Threats - Again. Who Wants to Help?6 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Various activities on Samish Hill suggest the future for a large area of land zoned single-family.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Commercial Shellfish farmers in Willapa Bay and elsewhere in the Salish Sea permitted by our “green” Governor to spray herbicides and turn healthy eelgrass beds into deserts.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
MNAC should be restored by the next mayor to its role in the planning process, the review of the Comprehensive Plan, and neighborhood plans.7 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Canada continues to push forward on its Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion despit overwhelming opposition and damning evidence — as well as serious economic headwinds — against it.2 comments, most recent 1 year ago
The Bells baseball team again chooses fireworks over the welfare of pets, vets, the psychologically fragile, and wildlife.1 comment, most recent 1 year ago
We need immediate action to save the canaries in our coal mine, the Southern Resident Orca and Salmon. Take down obsolete salmon-blocking dams before it’s too late.7 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Anderson would replace Terry Bornemann who retires from city council at the end of 20194 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Why do we let our grocery stores vet charities and direct our donations?3 comments, most recent 1 year ago
There is a stealth invasion of stick-built apartment complexes in Bellingham. Few have any redeeming architectural merit.5 comments, most recent 1 year ago
Bellingham again wastes its time with a survey in which the respondents self-select, essentially negating the results.4 comments, most recent 1 year ago