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Articles by Larry Horowitz

Self-Determination or Self-Defeat?

By Larry HorowitzOn Nov 17, 2017

“Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care.” - Jimmy Buffett, in a moment of joyful clarity after a few margaritas. [IMPORTANT UPDATE: [...]

Infinite Growth and Its Ecological Impact

By Larry HorowitzOn Jan 07, 2019

Jason Hickel, anthropologist, author, and fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, has written perhaps the best article I’ve read on the growth imperative and its ecological impact: [...]

Chuckanut Ridge lawsuit finally ends

By Larry HorowitzOn Mar 08, 2018

Chuckanut Ridge and the Chuckanut Community Forest live on! The Commissioners of the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District were notified yesterday that the Washington Supreme Court denied the petition for [...]

A Heartfelt Thank You to the Community

By Larry HorowitzOn Jan 17, 2018

We did it! The Bellingham Neighborhood Coalition (BNC) exceeded our goal of 300 signatures on the Community ADU Comment Letter. The letter, with 365 signatures, was submitted this afternoon to the Council, [...]

Affordable Housing: Mission Impossible?

By Larry HorowitzOn Aug 21, 2017

The Housing / Economy / Quality of Life Trilemma Housing affordability cannot be addressed in a vacuum because affordable housing is only one part of the Housing Trilemma, which consists of affordable [...]

A minority of one: An open letter to my fellow Bellingham residents

By Larry HorowitzOn Aug 19, 2012

It may come as a shock to some, but until April 2005, I had never attended a city- or developer- sponsored meeting, nor had I ever been inside Bellingham’s [...]

False pressures and perceptions: An open letter to the Bellingham City Council

By Larry HorowitzOn Aug 18, 2012

Dear Members of Council: During a recent conversation with a member of City Council, we discussed Bellingham’s obligation to accommodate population growth. As you know, under the GMA, [...]

Coal Free Bellingham: Point Proven?

By Larry HorowitzOn Aug 09, 2012

Did the powers-that-be, including the City of Bellingham (COB), Warren Buffet’s Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway Company (BNSF), and the Whatcom Superior Court System (Court) just prove Coal-Free [...]

We have met the enemy and [s]he is…

By Larry HorowitzOn Jul 26, 2012

…NOT us! The enemy - of established single-family neighborhoods in Bellingham - is the person who recently had this to say about the Sunset Commons rezone application for the [...]

Oh no!  Whatcom population sees slow growth

By Larry HorowitzOn Jul 10, 2012

Would someone please help me make sense of Ken Oplinger’s recent comment regarding Whatcom County’s population growth for the past year? On June 25, the state’[...]

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