Stoney Bird

Citizen Journalist • Member since Mar 15, 2012

Stoney Bird has been car-free for the last 20 years. It’s a good way to save money, stay healthy, and have fun when you are going around town. He served for many years as a corporate lawyer. More recently he has been involved in local environmental, transportation and social justice issues.

Articles by Stoney Bird

Ranked Choice Voting Always Beats Winner-Take-All

By Stoney BirdOn Sep 29, 2021

RCV Always Beats Winner-Take-AllOn a recent weeknight there was yet another demonstration of why we should start using ranked choice voting as soon as we can. The event was billed [...]

Ranked Choice Voting Gaining Support From Left and Right

By Stoney BirdOn Aug 26, 2021

Friday, August 6, was the monthly Art Walk in downtown Bellingham. Kit Muehlman and I were asking people to sign up as supporters of ranked-choice voting. We had a couple of [...]

Ranked-Choice Voting – Let’s Keep It Moving

By Stoney BirdOn Feb 12, 2021

Over 1,500 Washingtonians signed in “Pro” to the House State Government and Tribal Relations Committee’s February 8th hearing on HB 1156, sponsored by Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley. On February 11th, the Committee [...]

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Recent comments

"Excellent point, Jon. I’ll try to keep a Dig Once Policy at the forefront in future things that I write. May the City do likewise when planning and carrying [...]

Oct 25, 2020 on
Bellingham Transportation Fund: Time to Renew

"Well done, Human Rights Task Force!

Jul 27, 2020 on
Racial Listening Sessions...or Tone Deaf?

"All good stuff, James.

Jun 16, 2020 on
Opening Our Streets – A Golden Opportunity

"More on what cities around the world are doing to encourage bicycles in the COVID era.  

Jun 14, 2020 on
Opening Our Streets – A Golden Opportunity

"Thanks for your comment, Nicholas. There is actually a group in town working on these things. You can contact them through Walk-Bike-Bus Bellingham on Facebook.

Jun 14, 2020 on
Opening Our Streets – A Golden Opportunity