Wrong Mix, Wrong Fix / Cascadia Weekly, The Gristle

Wrong mix jailTuesday, June 16, 2015  The Gristle, Cascadia Weekly

County Council continued to hear public comment on the jail proposal last week. They unanimously approved an ordinance to create a task force dedicated to create and enhance programs to help effectively reduce the numbers of inmates jailed primarily due to mental illness or drug dependencies, diverting them into less costly alternatives to jail. Continue reading

Mutchler has not stood up to SSA Marine/PIT / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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June 18 at 9:43pm  Sj Robson

Jon Mutchler wrote: “And I will stand up to those who don’t have our city’s best interests at heart.”

So far, City Council member Mutchler has not stood up to SSA Marine/PIT and its proposed Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal. Most people would argue that SSA Marine/PIT does not have the “city’s best interests at heart,” in proposing a 48 million ton coal export terminal that among other adverse impacts, would use a capacity of up to 5.33 million gallons of Nooksack River water per year. SSA Marine/PIT has its own best interests at heart, not the city of Ferndale. I’d like to see Mr. Mutchler stand up to that proposal. Continue reading