“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: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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’[...]
Where to begin?
Misinformation. Disinformation. Truths. Myths. Same old, same old. Paradigm shift. GMA. OFM. Growth pressures. Population loss. Growth subsidies. Proportionate share.
As NW Citizen publisher John Servais knows, [...]
How likely are you to buy real estate in today's market based on an 18-month old appraisal prepared by the seller? Well, if you pay taxes in Bellingham, your [...]
Not 3. Not 4. But 10 dimensions.
According to Superstring theory, the universe consists of 10 dimensions, including our 3-dimensional physical universe, time as the 4th dimension, and 6 unobserved dimensions compactified - or [...]